Media accreditation required
CHARLOTTETOWN, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz will host the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference from August 26 to 30 at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown.
PEI Convention Centre
18 Queen Street
Media representatives who wish to attend the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference must register online. To access the online registration system, please visit www.councilofthefederation.ca, click on the link for the 55th Annual Premiers' Conference and click "Media Registration". Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media centre in Charlottetown. Media must register by August 21, 2014.
Media are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. A limited block of rooms is available at:
75 Kent Street
The rate for a standard room is $174 per night, which includes complimentary wireless internet and parking. The group rate is available until Friday, August 1.
Reservations can be made:
- By phoning 1-800-565-7633 and quoting "Council of the Federation - Media" or
- By emailing [email protected] with the reservation request and quoting "Council of the Federation-Media".
A media centre will be located in the Sir John A. Macdonald Room of the PEI Convention Centre. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors. To access this room, media should enter the Delta Prince Edward Hotel through the main doors, turn right towards the PEI Convention Centre and turn left towards the media centre.
Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)
|Wednesday, August 27|
|6:00 - 8:00 pm||Opening Reception (media invited, social only)|
|Ground Level, Confederation Centre for the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown|
|Thursday, August 28|
|9:10 - 9:15 am||Media opportunity|
|Front steps of Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown|
|9:25 - 9:30 am||Media photo opportunity|
|Confederation Chamber, 2nd floor, Province House, 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown|
|4:30 - 5:00 pm||Media opportunity with Premier Robert Ghiz|
|Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown|
|Friday, August 29|
|8:55 - 9:00 am||Media photo opportunity|
|Tupper Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown|
|12:30 - 1:00 pm||Closing News Conference Sir John A. Macdonald Room, PEI Convention Centre, 18 Queen Street, Charlottetown|
A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held on Wednesday, August 27, at the Holman Grand Hotel in Charlottetown. Details about this meeting have been issued by the Government of Prince Edward Island.
The Council of the Federation is comprised of all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively to strengthen the Canadian federation by fostering a constructive relationship among the provinces and territories, and with the federal government.
SOURCE: Council of the Federation
For further information:
Media enquiries may be directed to:
Government of Prince Edward Island
Lindsay de Leeuw
Senior Project Manager
Council of the Federation Secretariat