Media Advisory - Deadline to register for WorldSkills Calgary 2009 media accreditation is August 15, 2009

    CALGARY, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - The 40th WorldSkills Competition to be held in
Calgary, Canada on September 1 to 7, 2009 will be the city's largest
international competitive event since the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. This
international Competition focuses attention on 900 of the best skill, trade
and technology professionals under the age of 23, from 51 Member
countries/regions, competing against each other in 45 skill categories.
    To cover this event on site, and gain access to the media areas and
facilities, accreditation is required to obtain identification/credentials. To
facilitate this, media are invited to register now.


    Details of the 40th WorldSkills Competition, including a detailed
schedule of events, can be found at and further
information can be found at

    Media Centre:

    The Media Centre located at Stampede Park in the Agriculture Building
will offer equipment and staff resources to enable accredited media to cover
the event effectively and efficiently. Off-site media will also be encouraged
to tap into the resources offered either virtually 'on line' or by contacting
the Media Centre directly.

    WorldSkills TV:

    You and your audiences are invited to register for WorldSkills TV to
enable viewing of over 100 video stories. Media outlets with their own
websites might find this exciting initiative of additional interest. For more
information, visit: or e-mail

For further information:

For further information: To get accredited please contact: Alicia
Silver, Event and Accreditation Assistant, WorldSkills Calgary 2009 Ltd.
(Organizing Committee), Phone: (403) 774-5141 (land line), (403) 210-5956
(fax),; For media story enquiries, please
contact: Alesia Fieldberg, Media Relations Coordinator, WorldSkills Calgary
2009 Ltd. (Organizing Committee), Phone: (403) 774-5138 (land line), (403)
210-5956 (fax),; For media centre
enquiries, please contact: Laurie Stretch, NATIONAL Public Relations, Phone:
(403) 531-0331 (land line), (403) 531-0330 (fax),

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