OTTAWA, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's Public Policy Forum's will hold its third annual Western Dinner September 26th, 2012, in Calgary.
This special event brings together Western Canadians from all sectors and is a celebration of exceptional achievement in public policy. Honourees at the dinner will receive The Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy, presented to Western Canadian leaders who have had a national impact on policy and good governance. The Hon. Peter Lougheed served as the tenth Premier of Alberta, and is widely acknowledged as one of Canada's most respected leaders.
This year's honourees are:
Don Martin, renowned journalist and author
James S. Palmer, Partner, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer
Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta
Nancy Southern, Deputy Chairman, President & CEO of ATCO Group
"From coast to coast, Canada's Public Policy Forum brings together our Nation's best and brightest to pay tribute to exemplary leadership in Canada," said Larry Murray, Chair of the Forum's Board of Directors. "The Western Dinner is a mark of our great respect for the difference Western Canadian leaders have made in our lives." "Each year we look forward to this wonderful event and to honouring the remarkable individuals who champion the West and represent the best spirit of Canadian leadership and public service", said David Mitchell, President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum. "With this dinner and these awards, the Forum celebrates its roots in Western Canada."
Thank you to our sponsors: Bennett Jones LLP, BP, Canadian Natural, CropLife Canada, Encana
For details or to purchase tickets for the Western Dinner, please visit: www.ppforum.ca/annual-dinners/western-dinner
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For media inquiries:
Kelly Cyr, Director of Operations
613-238-7858 x 248