Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

September 27, 2009 14:00 ET

Media Advisory: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2009) - Please be advised the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, will launch the three-day film festival in Ottawa to celebrate International Polar Year (IPY). This festival, co-hosted by the Government of Canada, the Canadian Film Institute, and Library and Archives Canada, explores the issues and activities of International Polar Year 2007-2008 and showcases the work done through IPY and in the spirit of IPY, both in science and in art.



Where: Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada,
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Date: September 28, 2009

Time: 6:30 p.m. for Minister's speech
6:45 - Presentation of a selection of short
films and trailers that are part of the festival.


Contact Information

  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
    Media Relations
    819-953-1160
    or
    Canadian Film Institute
    Tom McSorley
    Director
    613-232-6727