SAINT JOHN, NB, Sept. 20 /CNW/ -
WHAT: More than 650 leaders in business, government and education,
together with students and teachers, will be celebrating
excellence at The Learning Partnership's 2007 New Brunswick
Tribute Luncheon. Mr. J.K. Irving is being honoured for his
significant contributions to public education in New Brunswick,
including the establishment of the Pals for Prince Charles
The Learning Partnership Tribute Events honour outstanding
individuals whose life long passion, dedication, generosity,
and commitment have contributed to making the Canadian public
education system one of the best in the world. Events have
taken place in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and now Saint John.
Funds raised at this Tribute Luncheon will directly support The
Learning Partnership programs in New Brunswick, including the
expansion of Welcome to Kindergarten(TM)/ Bienvenue à la
MaternelleMC throughout the province.
WHEN: Friday September 21, 2007
Sponsor Reception: 11:00 a.m.
Lunch and Tribute: 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delta Brunswick Hotel - Royal Ballroom
39 King Street, Saint John
WHO: J.K. Irving, Chairman, J.D. Irving, Limited
The Hon. Herménégilde Chiasson, Lieutenant Governor, New
The Hon. Shawn Graham, Premier, New Brunswick
Ms. Roxanne Reeves, Honourary Patron, Welcome to
The Hon. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, Senator and Honourary
Patron, Welcome to Kindergarten
The Hon. Frank McKenna, P.C., O.N.B., Q.C. Deputy Chair,
TD Bank Financial Group
Veronica Lacey, President and CEO, The Learning Partnership
Established in 1993, The Learning Partnership is a national
not-for-profit organization dedicated to championing a strong public education
system in Canada through innovative programs, credible research, policy
initiatives and public engagement. Since its inception, more than three
million students and teachers have participated in one or more of TLP's
programs, including Take Our Kids to Work(TM) and Welcome to Kindergarten(TM).
For information on TLP, log onto www.thelearningpartnership.ca.
For further information:
For further information: George James, The Learning Partnership, (416)
440-5124 (w) or (416) 402-3783 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org