Election of president, 'Inconvenient Truth' disciple on agenda for HSA 36th convention

    VANCOUVER, April 18 /CNW/ - The Health Sciences Association of BC (HSA)
will kick off its 36th annual convention Friday, April 20 at the Fairmont
Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver.
    Proud of our Past; Ready for the Future is the theme of this year's
convention, which will feature the election of a new president for the union,
as Cindy Stewart, president of HSA for the past 14 years, will not be seeking
re-election. Eight candidates have declared their candidacy for the position.
    HSA is also pleased to host keynote speaker Vancity CEO Dave Mowat, one
of only 19 Canadians who has been trained to present Al Gore's 'Inconvenient
Truth' presentation. HSA is the only union audience that will receive the
presentation from Mowat.

    Highlights of the convention include:

    Friday, April 20

    9:30 a.m.    Cindy Stewart, President of the Health Sciences Association
                 of BC
    11:00 a.m.   Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour
    2:30 p.m.    Dave Mowat, CEO Vancity, in his only presentation of the
                 'Inconvenient Truth' message on climate change to a labour

    Saturday, April 21

    9:00 a.m.    Election of President
    1:15 p.m.    James Clancy, President of National Union of Public and
                 General Employees

    Media registration will take place in the Crystal Ballroom Foyer at the
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Convention proceedings begin at 9:00 am daily.

For further information:

For further information: Rebecca Maurer, Director of Communications,
(604) 970-8196

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