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University of Alberta
Government of Alberta

Government of Alberta

April 23, 2009 12:01 ET

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity: Two Edmonton South LRT Stations to Open

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 23, 2009) - Members of the media are invited to accompany dignitaries and special guests on the first public LRT train travelling to McKernan/Belgravia and South Campus stations, during the stations' grand openings.



WHAT: Grand Opening of McKernan/Belgravia and South Campus LRT Stations

WHEN: Official ceremony begins Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.
(Arrive by 9:15)

WHERE: To ride the ceremonial train, media MUST park in the designated
parking lot at South Campus, (see map, designated in blue). From
there, media and dignitaries will board an ETS shuttle at 9:15
a.m. which will travel to the Health Sciences Station where the
LRT will depart as part of the official opening ceremonies.

WHO: In attendance:
- Mayor Stephen Mandel, City of Edmonton
- Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Labour and MP for Edmonton-
Spruce Grove, Government of Canada
- Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and
MLA for Edmonton - Mill Creek, Government of Alberta
- Don Hickey, Vice President Facilities and Operations, University
of Alberta
- League representatives from McKernan, Belgravia, Parkallen and
Lendrum communities.

SCHEDULE:

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Time Running Timing Activity
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9:00 VIPs, media park at South Campus.
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9:15 Shuttle bus departs for Health Science Station.
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9:30 0:00 VIPs, media board LRT at Health Sciences
station. LRT departs station.
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Arrive McKernan/Belgravia Station
VIPs, media, guests disembark.
Photo Opp - Unveil plaque
Tour McKernan/Belgravia Station area
Return to platform, board LRT
LRT leaves McKernan/Belgravia Station
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Arrive South Campus
VIPs, media, guests disembark
Brief remarks by: City of Edmonton, Government
of Canada, Province of Alberta, University of
Alberta
Photo Opp - Unveil plaque
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10:45 1:15 Opening ceremony concludes
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In partnership with the opening ceremonies, a Community Fair hosted by Edmonton Transit System, will be held at the South Campus and McKernan/Belgravia stations, featuring static displays, presentations, bus tours, vehicles, street performers, musicians and kid's activities. At same time, the University of Alberta is marking the start of its second century of post-secondary education.

A map is available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/map_Belgravia_0423.pdf

Contact Information

  • Transit Projects Branch
    Kathy Mercure
    Communications Officer
    780-944-6485
    or
    Edmonton Transit System
    Patricia Dickson
    Communications Officer
    780-496-5751
    or
    Office of the Minister of State for Transport Rob Merrifield
    Ottawa
    Chris Hilton
    613-991-0700