Media Advisory - Ridley Terminals and Coast Tsimshian First Nation to sign groundbreaking Opportunities Agreement.

    PRINCE RUPERT, BC, June 23 /CNW/ -

    What:  Ridley Terminals Inc, a federal Crown Corporation in Prince
           Rupert, BC and the Coast Tsimshian First Nation, will sign a
           unique, groundbreaking economic Opportunities Agreement.

           The agreement has the potential to become a model for positive,
           proactive relationship development and new economic partnerships
           between First Nations and the private sector all across the

           The agreement will provide First Nations in this community the
           opportunity to build business capabilities and develop new skills.

           First Nations represent over 60% of the population in the Prince
           Rupert area and are also the fastest growing demographic.

           The signing of the agreement will be undertaken as a traditional

    Where: Chances Casino Meeting Rooms
           240 West 1st Ave, Prince Rupert, BC

    When:  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM
           Media availability immediately following ceremony. Also available
           for telephone interviews, as well as in-studio Vancouver Friday

    Who:   Daniel D. Veniez, Chairman, Ridley Terminals Inc., a federal Crown
           John Helin, Chief Councillor of the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation
           Harold Leighton, Chief Councillor, Metlakatla First Nation
           Calvin Helin, Author, Dances with Dependency

For further information:

For further information: or to schedule media interviews: Tim Crowhurst,
(604) 724-0100; Calvin Helin, (604) 644-8810

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