Government of British Columbia: Media Notice

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/27/11 -- MEDIA NOTICE

Council of the Federation to Meet in Vancouver on July 20-22, 2011 Media accreditation required

June 27, 2011 - As incoming Chair of the Council of the Federation, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark will host the 2011 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation from July 20 to 22 in Vancouver at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Media Accreditation

Media representatives who wish to attend the 2011 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting must register online. To access the online registration system, please visit and click on the logo for the 2011 COF summer meeting. Then click on "Media Registration". Individuals will be screened to ensure they are official media representatives. Media must register by July 14, 2011.

Media Accommodation

Media representatives are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.

Media Work Room

A media work room will be located in the Crystal Pavilion Ballroom (Lobby level) at the Pan Pacific Hotel. This room will be equipped with Internet access, power outlets and television monitors.

Preliminary Media Program (All times and events are to be confirmed)

Wednesday, July 20
11:00 - 11:30 am: Photo op at RBC Canadian Open, including remarks from
                  Premier Christy Clark
                  Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, 4300 S.W. Marine Drive

Thursday, July 21
8:25 am:          Council of the Federation Meeting (photo opportunity at
                  start of meeting)

11:45 am:         Media Opportunity with Premier Christy Clark (TBC)

5:15 pm:          Reception, Dinner and Entertainment (media invited,
                  social only)
                  Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia,
                  6393 N.W. Marine Drive

Friday, July 22
8:00 am:          Council of the Federation Meeting continues

1:30 pm:          Media Opportunity with Premier Christy Clark, and
                  Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire, immediate
                  past Chair of the National Governors Association (TBC)

1:45 pm:          Closing News Conference
                  Crystal Pavilion Ballroom B & C (Lobby level, Pan Pacific

Media are asked to contact Nina Chiarelli with the Government of British Columbia (contact information below), should they require assistance with specific services in connection with this meeting.

A meeting of Premiers and National Aboriginal Organization Leaders will be held in the afternoon on Wednesday, July 20 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Details about this meeting will be issued by the Government of British Columbia.

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.

Government of British Columbia
Nina Chiarelli
Communications Director
Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat

Council of the Federation Secretariat
Lindsay de Leeuw
Project Manager

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