Media Invitation - Official Opening - Elephant Crossing

    CALGARY, June 19 /CNW/ - The official opening of the much-anticipated
Elephant Crossing will take place on Friday, June 22, 2007. Elephant Crossing
is the exciting new home for the Calgary Zoo's elephant family and will
present state-of-the-art technology and learning opportunities that will
enhance the zoo visitors' experience. The new indoor and outdoor amphitheatres
will showcase interpretive programs and provide animal encounters that will
inspire people to protect this fascinating endangered species.
    The exhibit hall, as part of the new facility, will host dynamic and
educational travelling exhibits in the future.

    Media are invited to attend:

    When:   Friday, June 22nd, 2007
            11:00 a.m.

    Where:  The Calgary Zoo
            Media please check-in at Security at 10:45 a.m.

    Who:    Provincial and municipal dignitaries, including:
            - The Honourable Norman L. Kwong, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta;
            - The Honourable Hector Goudreau, Minister of Alberta Tourism,
              Parks, Recreation and Culture; and
            - Deputy Mayor
            Also in attendance: Donors, student ambassadors from Belfast
            Elementary School (with a pachyderm package to present), honoured
            guests and Calgary Zoo representatives.

            Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

For further information:

For further information: Laurie Herron, Media Relations, the Calgary
Zoo, Phone: (403) 232-9388, Cell: (403) 899-7080,

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