ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.

September 28, 2011 06:32 ET

Rescued Chilean Miners' Canadian Tour Coming to Ottawa

Seven-city tour promotes upcoming BAFONA dance performances to raise funds for rebuilding a Chilean school

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2011) - ATCO Structures & Logistics is joining the organization, Together for Chile, in bringing two rescued Chilean miners to Ottawa Sept. 29, 2011 as part of a promotional tour of seven major Canadian cities. The miners will promote the upcoming National Folkloric Ballet of Chile (BAFONA) Canada Tour 2011. The cultural dance performances will raise funds for the reconstruction of a Chilean school destroyed by an earthquake in 2010.

Franklin Lobos and Omar Reygadas are two of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last October after spending a record 69 days trapped in a mine near San Jose, Chile. Tecno Fast ATCO S.A., the South American joint-venture partner of ATCO Structures & Logistics, donated 33 modular units for medical evaluations and family receptions after the rescue.

The Chilean Miners' Tour will include a media conference and availability at the Chilean Embassy in Ottawa at 10 a.m., Sept. 29, 2011. A Spanish interpreter will provide translation during the question and answer session. For more information, contact Dan Toth, Senior Advisor, Marketing and Communications, ATCO Structures & Logistics (403) 813-1951.

Formed in 1965, BAFONA has performed before more than 13 million spectators in more than 600 cities. The BAFONA dance tour begins Sept. 30 in Edmonton and will include performances in Calgary, Oct. 3; Vancouver, Oct. 6; Quebec City, Oct. 10; Montreal, Oct. 13; Ottawa, Oct. 17; and concludes in Toronto, Oct. 19. Visit for more information and tickets.

News conference
Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.
Chilean Embassy
50 O'Connor Street, Suite 1413, Ottawa
Other personal appearances
(TBA at news conference)

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Contact Information

  • For media inquiries or for more information, please contact:
    ATCO Structures & Logistics
    Dan Toth Senior Advisor, Marketing and Communications