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April 10, 2007 07:30 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: Canada's Northern Premiers Bring Sights, Sounds and Tastes of the North to Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 10, 2007) -


WHAT: Canada's three northern territories - Yukon, Northwest Territories
and Nunavut - are bringing Canada's northern territories to the
South. Each territory is home to stunning vistas, amazing wildlife,
world class touring and adventure tourism that attract visitors from
around the world (www.lookupnorth.ca). They are all bursting with
activity as demonstrated by the recent 2007 Canada Winter Games and
offer rich and diverse Aboriginal cultures, as well as
internationally recognized arts, music and cultural festivals.

Join the premiers of Canada's territories and a select list of
invitees to explore their region through contemporary and
traditional performances, authentic northern cuisine, such as
Musk-ox, and vignettes to illustrate the beauty of the Northern

WHO: The premiers from each of the three territories:
- Premier Dennis Fentie, Yukon
- Premier Joe Handley, Northwest Territories
- Premier Paul Okalik, Nunavut

Master of Ceremonies
- Michele McKenzie, President and CEO,
Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC)

Northern performances from:
- Barb Chamberlin - A singer and song writer from Yukon
- Tli Cho Drummers - Traditional Northwest Territories drummers
- Leela Gilday - 2007 JUNO Award winner and contemporary
Northwest Territories singer
- Celina Kalluk & Kevin Kablutsiak - Throat singers from Nunavut

World renowned northern chef:
- Chef Pierre LePage - Owner of L'Heritage Restaurant,
Le Frolic Bistro/Bar, and more

-- Many photo and interview opportunities will be available
throughout the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2007
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. - Arrive
4:00 p.m. - Introduction from MC and a video montage of the North
4:10 p.m. - Throat singers perform
4:20 p.m. - Remarks from each of the three premiers
4:50 p.m. - Remainder of artists perform followed by
"Northern Lights" show

WHERE: Design Exchange
234 Bay Street (south of King Street)
Toronto, ON

Contact Information

  • For more information or
    to book an interview, please contact:
    MAVERICK Public Relations
    Annette Yuen
    (416) 640-5525 ext. 231 (o) or (416) 629-0248 (m)
    Email: annettey@maverickpr.com