Media Advisory - Western Governance: Setting the Course in Uncertain Times

    CALGARY, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Few organizations anticipated or
adequately planned for the financial and economic crisis. Award-winning
organizations will highlight their successful governance practices at 2009
Western Governance: Setting the Course in Uncertain Times, hosted by The
Conference Board of Canada.

    When:  Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    Who:   David Conklin, Counsel, Goodmans LLP and Executive in Residence,
           Schulich School of Business, will answer the question: Does
           Governance Really Make a Difference?, at 8:15 a.m.

           Darlene Halwas, Director, Risk Management, TransAlta Corporation,
           and Donna Soble Kaufman, Chair, TransAlta Corporation will
           describe how embedding enterprise risk management in the corporate
           culture helped make TransAlta an overall winner of the 2009
           National Awards in Governance, at 10:15 a.m.

           Verna Skanes, Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Blood Services,
           will describe how the organization built trust in the aftermath of
           crisis, leading to Canadian Blood Services being named an overall
           winner of the 2009 National Awards in Governance, at 11:45 a.m.

           Chief Reginald Bellerose, Chair, Governance Committee,
           Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority will explain how the
           organization's governance practices made it the winner of the not-
           for-profit category in the 2009 National Awards in Governance,
           at 12:30 p.m

    Where: Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, 120 9 Avenue SE

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    This event is sponsored by Deloitte, Ogilvy Renault, zerofootprint, CSCS,
Corporate Knights, Corporate Secretary, the Institute of Corporate Directors,
and the Institute of Internal Auditors

For further information:

For further information: Media must register in advance. For more
information or media accreditation, contact: Yvonne Squires, Media Relations,
(613) 526-3090, ext. 221.,

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