The North West Redwater Partnership

The North West Redwater Partnership
Women Building Futures

Women Building Futures

September 12, 2016 17:43 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Diversifying the Workforce at the Sturgeon Refinery

North West Redwater Partnership, Women Building Futures, and Alberta Carpenters Training Fund Welcome Newest Apprentices to Refinery Workforce

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2016) -

What:

The North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) and Women Building Futures (WBF), Alberta's premier trades training organization for women, along with the Alberta Carpenters Training Fund, will be holding a press conference on Monday, September 19, 2016 to celebrate the integration of their newest carpenter/scaffolder apprentices into the construction workforce at the Sturgeon Refinery. The presentation will take place at the Sturgeon Refinery and the Government of Alberta will be present to mark the occasion, with remarks from the Minister of Labour. Dedicated media tours of the refinery will commence following the formal program, including a photo opportunity of the women at their worksite.

*Note, limited opportunities for site tours are also available for media prior to the official event program starting at 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in participating in a site tour, please contact emorgan@brooklinepr.com no later than Sept. 16 to confirm.

Who: The Honourable Christina Gray, Alberta's Minister of Labour

JudyLynn Archer, President & CEO, Women Building Futures

Ian MacGregor, President & Chairman, North West Refining, a 50 per cent owner of the North West Redwater Partnership

Colin Belliveau, Director of Training and Apprenticeship, Alberta Carpenters Training Centre

Graduates from the program will also be available for media interviews.

When:

Monday, September 19, 2016

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. MT

Please arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. Formal program to begin sharply at 1 p.m.

**For security purposes, please ensure you bring media credentials and personal identification (i.e. Driver's license) AND RSVP to emorgan@brooklinepr.com so that your name can be added to the security list at the Refinery site.**

Event Program:

*Note, if you are interested in participating in a media site tour prior to the event program, please contact emorgan@brooklinepr.com no later than Sept. 16.

  • Remarks by The Honourable Christina Gray, Minister of Labour
  • Remarks by Ian MacGregor, President & Chairman, North West Refining, a 50 per cent owner of the North West Redwater Partnership
  • Remarks by JudyLynn Archer, CEO, Women Building Futures
  • Remarks by Colin Belliveau, Director of Training and Apprenticeship, Alberta Carpenters Training Centre
  • Photo op on refinery site
  • Questions/media scrum
  • Media site tours

Where:

NWR Sturgeon Refinery

56216 RR20, AB-643

Sturgeon County, Alberta

T0A 1N0

DIRECTIONS (Please read carefully):

To ensure ease of access through security, please RSVP to emorgan@brooklinepr.com and bring your media credentials with you.

Please meet for media registration in the Central Administration Building (CAB). You will be greeted at the security desk once you have parked, per the directions below, and entered the building.

Identification is required for orientation (Driver's License or similar), otherwise no special instructions, dress or safety equipment/training will be required. We do recommend some form of sturdy footwear as the site does not have paved roads, and depending on weather conditions, may be a bit muddy.

Click here for Directions to Sturgeon Refinery.

**NOTE OF CAUTION: This link will take you to the GATE 2 entrance across from Agrium, which is NOT the correct Gate for this event. Instead, you want to watch for GATE 4. If you follow the above directions, once on Highway 643, watch for white signs with the NWR logo. These signs will lead you to the proper gate entrance. Slow down as you approach the rail crossing and prepare to turn left immediately after you cross the tracks onto Range Road 220 (it is after Evonik but before the Access Pipeline Terminal). This is the GATE 4 Entrance.

You will come to a security box at the gate entrance where you will need to state that you are a member of the media there to attend the press conference at the Central Administration Building (CAB). It is important that you RSVP to emorgan@brooklinepr.com so that your name can be added to the security list.

Security will let you through and direct you to visitor/event parking at the CAB Building, which will be on your left once you go through Gate 4.

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