Media Advisory - Education ministers to meet in Calgary during WorldSkills

    CALGARY, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Ministers of education invite members of the
media to attend the Council of Ministers of Education's (CMEC) meeting at the
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire (255 Barclay Parade SW) in Calgary,
Alberta, September 1-3, 2009. During the meeting, ministers will discuss
shared priorities and actions for education across the country, speak with
education leaders at the WorldSkills Leaders' Forum, and attend the
WorldSkills Competition and other related events.

    Preliminary Media Program

    Tuesday, September 1, 2009

    4:00 p.m. MDT               A select group of ministers of education will
                                meet with members of Team Canada for a
                                photo-op prior to the opening ceremonies of
                                the WorldSkills Competition.

                                PLACE:   VIP Lounge
                                         Rotary House
                                         Stampede Park

                                ADDRESS: Rotary House is located in Stampede
                                         Park immediately north of The Big
                                         Four building.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    9:00-9:45 a.m. MDT          Press conference with all ministers of
                                education - Closing of the CMEC meeting
                                (Wildrose Ballroom, Sheraton Eau Claire)

                                To view the press conference via webcast and
                                to ask questions to ministers, go to:


    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. MDT  WorldSkills Leaders' Forum

                                All ministers of education will be
                                participating in the WorldSkills Leaders'

                                PLACE:   Hyatt Regency Calgary
                                ADDRESS: 700 Centre Street SE

    2:30-5:30 p.m. MDT          Tour of WorldSkills Competition site

                                A select group of ministers of education will
                                be given a tour of the competition site.

                                PLACE:   Stampede Park
                                ADDRESS: 2200 Stampede Way SE

    Media Interview Room

    The Sand Lily Room at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire will be made
available to members of the media for individual interviews with ministers of
education. This room will be equipped with microphones and a media feed box.

    Media Work Room

    The Mariposa Room at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire will be made
available for members of the media from September 1 to 3, 2009. This room will
be equipped with Internet access and power outlets.

    CMEC is an intergovernmental body composed of the ministers responsible
for elementary-secondary and advanced education from the provinces and
territories. Through CMEC, ministers share information and undertake projects
in areas of mutual interest and concern.

For further information:

For further information: Tamara Davis, Coordinator, Communications and
Media Relations, Cell: (416) 804-6548, Tel.: (416) 962-8100, ext. 241, E-mail:

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