Media Advisory - Official Opening and Dedication Ceremony - Alice Bissett Place (formerly "Inglewood Residence")

    CALGARY, June 23 /CNW/ -

    When:    Thursday June 25, 2009, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    What:    Official Opening and Dedication Ceremony for Alice Bissett
             Place. Alice Bissett Place is a 114 unit housing complex
             providing supported affordable homes for a diverse group of
             residents - low-income seniors, individuals, couples and
             families, as well as people with physical disabilities, mental
             illness and brain-injuries. It was made possible through a
             partnership between Calgary Home Builders Foundation, Calgary
             Homeless Foundation and Horizon Housing Society, as well as
             funding and support from the federal, provincial and municipal
             governments, private and public sector organizations,
             individuals and volunteers. The Grand Opening event will be held
             in conjunction with an official signing ceremony and an
             announcement of important investments in housing for Alberta.

    Where:   Alice Bissett Place
             2990 - 17 Street SE Calgary, AB

    Who:     Special Guests will include:
                 The Honourable Jim Prentice
                 Minister of the Environment
                 MP, Calgary Centre-North

                 The Honourable Yvonne Fritz
                 Alberta Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
                 MLA, Calgary-Cross

                 His Worship Dave Bronconnier
                 Mayor, City of Calgary

    Representatives from the Calgary Home Builders Foundation, Calgary
Homeless Foundation, and Horizon Housing Society will also be in attendance.

For further information:

For further information: Kimberlee Jones, Communications, Prairie &
Territories, CMHC, (403) 515-3048; Barbra Korol, Director Communications,
Housing and Urban Affairs, (780) 644-6838, To call toll-free within Alberta,
dial 310-0000; Kathleen Polyak, Senior Communications Advisor, Calgary
Homeless Foundation, (403) 718-8540

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