Media Alert - Going to new heights for United Way

    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Official kick-off event for Gowlings' partner, Paul Blanchard,
              who is attempting to climb Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro in
              support of United Way.

    WHY:      To raise awareness and funds for United Way, Blanchard's
              charity of choice for more than 20 years.

              United Way/Centraide Ottawa invests in more than 180 community
              organizations and is dedicated to making Ottawa a better place
              to live, work and raise a family. They are committed to
              investing donor dollars where they are needed the most and
              where they will have the greatest impact.

    WHO:      Members of the media are invited to join United Way officials,
              United Way supporters, and Gowlings staff to support Paul
              Blanchard's campaign Going to New Heights for United Way.

              Speakers include:

              Domenic Crolla
              Gowlings' Ottawa Office Managing Partner

              Paul Blanchard
              Gowlings' Partner
              Co-founder of IP-Trek, a networking group for Intellectual
              Property ("IP") professionals who make bi-annual expeditions to
              some of the world's greatest and most challenging destinations.

              United Way Rep
              President and CEO, United Way/Centraide Ottawa

              David Clarke
              Gowlings' Partner and United Way Champion

    WHEN:     Sept. 12, 2007
              9 to 10 a.m.

    WHERE:    Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
              Ottawa Office, Main Boardroom, Suite 2600
              160 Elgin St.
              Ottawa, ON

    About Gowlings
    Gowlings is a leading Canadian law firm offering a diverse range of
services to help domestic and international organizations achieve their
business objectives. Recognized for excellence in business, advocacy and
intellectual property law, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in a
number of sectors including energy, infrastructure, life sciences, financial
services and technology. The Firm combines traditional legal services with
innovative solutions in areas such as transfer pricing and tax, government
relations, forensics, and occupational health and safety, to provide business
entities with a competitive advantage. Characterized by national strength and
regional focus, Gowlings has 700 professionals across offices in Montréal,
Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo Region, Calgary and Vancouver. The Firm
also provides intellectual property services in Russia and the CIS through its
office in Moscow. Visit us at

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