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