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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Wind Energy Forum: October 29/Ottawa

Public Service Announcement

Public Forum:
Wind Energy in Canada
An Energy for Today and the Future

WHAT:   Public Forum:  "Wind Energy in Canada  An Energy for Today
and the Future."  As part of its annual conference being held this
year in Ottawa, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is
proud to present its second annual public forum.

WHO:    The public is invited to join national TV and radio
personality Bob McDonald, CanWEA president and Vision Quest
Windelectric CEO Fred Gallagher,Graham L. Brown of Ontario Power
Generation and  Soren Krohn, from the Danish Wind Turbine
Manufacturer's Association. (English to French simultaneous
translation will be available.)

WHEN:   Monday, October 29, 2001, 7:30 PM

WHERE:  The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 101 Lyon Street (at Queen) Ottawa.

TICKETS:        $5.00 in advance at Arbour Environmental Shoppe, 800
Bank Street or at the door (ticket sales begin at 6:00 PM)

BACKGROUND:     Canada's wind energy resources represent a
significant new energy opportunity and are considered to be among the
world's best. The primary goal of CanWEA, shown in its new WindVision
for Canada strategy document, is to install more than 10,000
megawatts of wind capacity by 2010 ("10 x 10"), thereby providing at
least 5% of Canada's electricity from wind by 2010. Wind Vision for
Canada, is available for download at www.canwea.ca

CONTACT:        Media inquiries:  Kate Rowland, Media Relations,
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), phone: 403-932-1036
e-mail: growland@telusplanet.net

In Ottawa:  Kristen Ostling
e-mail:  kostling@sympatico.ca
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