Diane Francis to address business community at gala event

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Join Canadian Investor Relations Institute
(CIRI) Alberta members, investor relations (IR) professionals, and the
investment and media communities for a gala evening of networking and
recognition as we honor outstanding contributions to the investor relations
profession in Alberta.

    When:              Thursday, Sept 25, 2008, 5:30 PM

    Where:             Metropolitan Centre, 333 Fourth Avenue SW,
                       Calgary, AB

    Keynote Speaker:   Diane Francis

    Diane Francis is Editor-at-Large for the National Post, a well known
columnist, blogger, broadcaster and author of nine best-selling books about
Canadian business and politics. Francis will offer her unique insight into the
opportunities and challenges faced by investor relations professionals and the
companies they represent in a discussion with the Alberta business community
on "who owns Canada now?"

    CIRI is a professional association with members from an assortment of
industries and backgrounds, that all share a desire to enhance the recognition
of the Investor Relations (IR) role as critical to investing and business

    The Fifth Annual CIRI Alberta Awards Gala will feature a silent auction
in support of the Millican-Ogden Community Association (MOCA) Family Resource
Centre. This after-school program offers a safe refuge for 30-50 at-risk youth
each day, in one of Calgary's highest needs communities.

For further information:

For further information: Sheldon Bailey, CIRI AB Gala Committee, Media
and Publicity, (403) 269-7925; Andrew McIntyre, CIRI AB Gala Committee, Media
and Publicity, (403) 269-4793

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