Media Advisory/Photo Op - Interactive Traveling Exhibit Invites Haligonians
to Explore Canada's Role in the World

                  Bridges that Unite Open to Media Today at
                Pier 21, Canada's Immigration Museum, Halifax

HALIFAX, Oct. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - For 25 years, Canada has been working with the Aga Khan Development Network in some of the world's most isolated and impoverished regions. Bridges that Unite, a thought-provoking touring exhibit, is opening in Halifax to showcase the results of some of that work in photos, videos and multi-media presentations.

Media are invited to join Khalil Shariff, CEO of Aga Khan Foundation Canada, for a special preview of the exhibit. Also available for interviews: Zulekha Nathoo, CBC Calgary Reporter recently returned from a fellowship with Nation Media in Kenya, and Soulafa al-Abbasi, a recent graduated of Dalhousie University who is profiled in the exhibition as a Canadian "Agent of Change." Tour guides will be on hand to demonstrate educational activities for students and youth.

    Date: Today - Tuesday October 6, 2009
    Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
    Place: Harbourside Gallery, Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax

    Please contact:
    Skana Gee, Bridges that Unite Media Relations Coordinator
    (902) 466-7191 or (902) 223-5234

    Additional media events include:
      -  Today - Tuesday October 6, from 5:30-8:30 pm: Opening Reception
      -  Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Panel discussion on
         International Journalism. Co-presented with School of Journalism,
         University of King's College.

SOURCE Aga Khan Foundation Canada

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