Canadian Wind Energy Association Conference Opening Ceremony

    Federal, provincial and municipal VIPs join in for kick-off

    OTTAWA, Sept. 8 /CNW Telbec/ -

    WHAT:  Opening ceremonies for the Canadian Wind Energy Association's
           (CanWEA) Annual Conference and Exhibition - Infinite Possibilities
           - will commence on September 21, 2009 at the Metro Toronto
           Convention Centre. To mark the opening of the conference,
           prominent Canadian political figures will address attendees to
           highlight the successes and future of Canada's leading renewable
           energy source.

           The Conference represents Canada's premier gathering of wind-
           energy industry experts, and brings together all disciplines of
           the wind industry - business, policy, science and technology. In
           total, the Conference and Exhibition will feature more than 200
           domestic and international exhibitors and 2,000 delegates,
           including the world's largest, most successful and most respected
           wind energy producers.

    WHO:   The Opening Ceremony on Monday, September 21 will feature
           addresses by:
           -  The Honourable George Smitherman, Minister of Energy and
              Infrastructure, Ontario
           -  The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources,
           -  His Worship David Miller, Mayor of Toronto
           -  Ms. Liz Cussans, CanWEA Board Chair
           -  Mr. Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA

    WHEN:  Monday, September 21, 2009
           8:30 AM

    WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
           255 Front Street West
           Toronto, Ontario

    WHY:   Wind energy is the fastest growing energy source. Canada's wind
           energy industry is growing quickly too, powering more than 860,000
           Canadian homes. CanWEA estimates wind energy can satisfy 20 per
           cent of Canada's electricity by 2025, elevating Canada to real
           player status in the wind energy sector. Achieving this goal will
           generate $79 billion of investment; create 52,000 high quality,
           full-time jobs, while adding 55,000 MW of clean generating
           capacity and reducing Canada's annual greenhouse gas emission by
           17 Megatonnes.

    HOW:   For full access to the media centre, plenary sessions,
           presentation venues workshops and tradeshow floor, media
           representatives must complete an application for accreditation.
           For the application, please visit:

For further information:

For further information: Jason Squire @:, T: (416)
322-3030 ext 227, M: (647) 330-2035

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