Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 18, 2011 17:27 ET

Government of British Columbia: Media Notice-Final Details of Council of the Federation Summer Meeting in Vancouver on July 20-22, 2011

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Please note the following final details regarding the 2011 Summer Meeting of the Council of the Federation (COF) taking place in Vancouver from July 20-22, 2011.

Media Registration

Media representatives who wish to attend the 2011 Council of the Federation Summer Meeting must be accredited. A photo-ID badge will be provided to all accredited media at the media registration desk during the following hours:

Media Centre – Crystal Pavilion Ballroom A
Pan Pacific Hotel, 300-999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Wednesday, July 20: 8:00am–7:00pm
Thursday, July 21: 7:00am–7:00pm
Friday, July 22: 7:00am–4:00pm

Media Centre

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

Satellite Truck Parking

Parking for satellite trucks is very limited. To coordinate a live pool feed, please contact Nina Chiarelli with the Government of British Columbia at 250-387-0793 or nina.chiarelli@gov.bc.ca.

Dial-in Information

For media that are unable to travel, a dial-in option will be available for the closing news conference. Media will be able to pose questions, but precedence will be given to media on-site. Interested media are requested to dial-in by 1:10pm on Friday, July 22 using the following numbers:

DIAL-IN NUMBER: 1-866-797-9098
CONFERENCE ID: 1861294 followed by the # sign

Media Program

Wednesday, July 20
8:00am Media registration opens (Crystal Pavilion Foyer, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
9:15am Shuttle service departs from Pan Pacific Hotel to Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (Before boarding the bus, media must pick up their photo-ID badge at the media registration desk)
11:00–11:30am 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
7:00am Media registration available (Crystal Pavilion Foyer, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
8:25am Council of the Federation Meeting commences (photo opportunity at start of meeting) (Media will be escorted to meeting room.)
11:30am–12:30pm Lunch (Crystal Pavilion Ballroom A, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
12:30pm Media Opportunity - TBC
4:45pm Shuttle service departs from Pan Pacific Hotel to Museum of Anthropology
5:15pm Taste of B.C. Dinner-Reception and Entertainment, Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, 6393 N.W. Marine Drive
(Media invited, social only)
9:30pm Shuttle service departs from Museum of Anthropology to Pan Pacific Hotel
Friday, July 22
7:00am Media registration available (Crystal Pavilion Foyer, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
9:15am Council of the Federation Meeting continues
11:30am–12:30pm Lunch (Crystal Pavilion Ballroom A, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
1:30–2:00 pm Closing News Conference (Crystal Pavilion Ballroom B & C, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
2:15pm Media Opportunity with Premier Christy Clark, Christine Gregoire, Governor of Washington and immediate past Chair of the National Governors Association, and Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States (Crystal Pavilion Foyer, Lobby Level, Pan Pacific Hotel)
4:00pm Media Centre closed

Unimic Area

A unimic will be located in Crystal Pavilion Ballroom B & C (Lobby level) of the Pan Pacific Hotel. A second unimic will be located nearby in the Crystal Pavilion Foyer.

Hours of Availability:
Wednesday, July 20 9:00am–7:00pm
Thursday, July 21 8:00am–7:00pm
Friday, July 22 8:00am–3:00pm

Additional Information

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 have been 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.

Contact Information

  • Government of British Columbia - Media Enquiries
    Nina Chiarelli, Communications Director
    Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat
    250-387-0793
    250-216-8426 (cell)
    nina.chiarelli@gov.bc.ca

    Council of the Federation Secretariat - Media Enquiries
    Lindsay de Leeuw
    Project Manager
    613-563-4066
    613-851-5978 (cell)
    lindsay@councilofthefederation.ca