Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT

August 21, 2009 14:56 ET

Chartwell Announces the Senior Star 2009 National Finalists

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2009) - In celebration of seniors month, Chartwell Seniors Housing hosted 70 regional Senior Star competitions featuring over 1000 contestants across Canada between June 16-18, 2009. In August, our celebrity judges Gordie Tapp, Tim Louis and Dan Clancy selected 10 Finalists who will compete in the National Final at the famed Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto on October 19, 2009:

- Paul Fleming - Ailsa Craig, ON
- Loretta Ward - Hamilton, ON
- Ron Ward - Waterloo, ON
- Paul Beattie - Burlington, ON
- Jacqueline Johnson - Toronto, ON
- Paul Rosa - Scarborough, ON
- Jeanne Rodrique - Kamloops, BC
- Sylvia Neal - Aurora, ON
- Dan Minor - Surrey, BC
- Chuck Mugford - Washago, ON

"Senior Star has grown to be the largest celebration of seniors' talent in Canada," said Brent Binions, President and CEO of Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT. "When you witness the performances of these participants, you realize how much incredible senior talent exists across Canada and how eager they are to share their gift."

This year's Final, hosted again by the talented Dinah Christie, has moved to a larger room at the Royal York to accommodate the growing demand from our Senior Star fans who want to attend and cheer on our contestants.

"Our performers shatter traditional misconceptions about slowing down in ones' later years," said Phil McKenzie, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Public Relations. "The 'unsung heroes' of these competitions are the hundreds of Chartwell staff members who put their heart, soul and an incredible amount of time into the success of these events and I extend a sincere thank you to each of them. Our employees are truly the best ambassadors of our commitment at Chartwell to honour and celebrate seniors."

Chartwell Seniors Housing REIT is Canada's leading provider of high quality seniors housing offering a full spectrum of care. Chartwell operates over 270 retirement homes and long-term care homes across North America.

For more information or to conduct a media interview with any participants,
judges or Chartwell representatives, please contact:

Sharon Henderson
Director of Communications

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