Media advisory - The Heritage Canada Foundation Welcomes Conference Delegates to Edmonton, Alberta October 11 to 14, 2007

    Big Plans for Old Places: Heritage and Development in Canadian

    OTTAWA, Oct. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Heritage Canada Foundation will be
welcoming delegates from across Canada to its 2007 annual conference in
Edmonton, Alberta. An essential conference for people keeping historic places
alive, Big Plans for Old Places: Heritage and Development in Canadian
Communities will bring together major players from the worlds of heritage
conservation and urban development in Canada and the United States.
    Featuring: New York's visionary urban critic and author Roberta Brandes
Gratz. Founder and president of the Centre for the Living City - formed in
collaboration with Jane Jacobs - will look at the "best and the worst" of
urban revitalization today.
    National Blue Ribbon Panel on Heritage and Development: Neil Richardson
of Heritage Property Corp in Calgary and Margaret Zeidler of Toronto's
Urbanspace Property Group will join several of Canada's leading heritage
developers to share their project experiences and answer questions about how
to level the playing field.
    Main Street Revitalization: Representatives from Alberta's Main Street
Program and Quebec's Fondation Rues principales, the National Trust Main
Street Center and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in the
United States, will present cutting-edge commercial and residential area
revitalization strategies.
    The 118th Avenue Commercial Revitalization Mobile Workshop will look at
the pressures of boom-time development and ambitious revitalization plans for
areas trying to emerge from decline.

    WHEN:        October 11 to 14, 2007

    LOCATION:    Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
                 Edmonton, Alberta

    The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based
organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Canada's built
heritage and historic places.

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
Heritage Canada Foundation, Cell: (613) 797-7206,

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