TVO seeks Ontario's Aboriginal community's voice for visit to Thunder Bay in February

    -   TVO brings its flagship current affairs program The Agenda with
        Steve Paikin: On the Road, presented by Vale Inco, to Thunder Bay
        February 8 and 9, 2009 for a two-day interactive event examining
        Ontario's Aboriginal economy

    -   TVO seeks participation from members of the Aboriginal community
        across Ontario and any stakeholders and interested parties in the
        Aboriginal economy for a daylong workshop Sunday February 8. All
        members of the public can register to be part of the audience for the
        broadcast airing Monday February 9 at 8 pm. Registration for both
        AgendaCamp and the broadcast at

    TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Aboriginal people in Ontario have a long and
cherished tradition of meeting as a people to share their stories and build
community. In that spirit TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin will be in
Thunder Bay February 8 and 9 for its fourth of five stops on its "On the Road"
tour exploring the changing nature of Ontario's regional economies. The
Thunder Bay stop will focus on Ontario's Aboriginal economy and TVO is asking
Aboriginal leaders, policy makers and members of the public to play a key role
in the two-day interactive event.
    TVO's visit to Thunder Bay will feature the AgendaCamp, a daylong
workshop on Sunday February 8 at the Fort William First Nation Community
Centre, and a live broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road the
following day, Monday February 9, at 8 pm in the Shuniah Building of
Confederation College.
    The AgendaCamp, taking place the day before the broadcast, will be a key
part of the visit to Thunder Bay. The innovative TVO-hosted community forum
will bring together community leaders, policymakers, members of the public,
program guests, anchor and senior editor Steve Paikin and invited bloggers to
problem-solve around the major economic issues, challenges and opportunities
for the region. A wider online audience will be able to follow and contribute
to the AgendaCamp at The best content will be used on
the broadcast of The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road the following day.
    "I had the pleasure of meeting some members of the Aboriginal community
at the Sault Ste. Marie AgendaCamp for our look at the resource economy," says
Steve Paikin. "People like Chief Isadore Day brought remarkable insight and
perspective that to the discussion and I'm looking forward to carrying that
level of engagement into Thunder Bay."
    To participate in the AgendaCamp on February 8, or for free tickets to be
part of the audience for The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road on February
9, go to to register.
    The final stop for The Agenda with Steve Paikin: On the Road will be in
Waterloo, March 29-30, 2009 looking at the innovation economy. Previous stops
included Windsor in October focusing on Ontario's manufacturing economy, Sault
Ste. Marie in November on the province's resource sector, and Kingston in
January on the agriculture economy.

    About TVO:

    TVO is Ontario's public educational media organization and a trusted
source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and
stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO's vision is to empower people to be
engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media.

    Where to find TVO: Cable subscribers channel 2 (channel may vary in some
areas), Bell TV subscribers: Channel 265, Star Choice subscribers: Channel
353. For more information on these and other programs and services, visit

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Paul Ginis, (416) 484-2600
x2445,; Anne Rubenstein, (416) 484-2881,

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