|Media Advisory - September 1|
Recommended Events, Activities and Competitions for Day One, September 2, 2009
The 40th WorldSkills Competition in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is the largest independent event ever hosted on
WHAT: Competition Day One
September 2nd marks the kickoff of the competitive events. Watch as highly-skilled, passionate competitors participate in 45 skill categories.
WHAT: Opening of Shell Launch Pads
A new addition to WorldSkills, the Shell Launch Pads will ensure that visitors get a safe and efficient orientation to WorldSkills Calgary 2009. The 50,000 Alberta high school students who are visiting WorldSkills Calgary will all enter through one of the launch pads.
WHAT: Opening of Skill City tent with Try-A-Skill interactive exhibits
In the Skill City tent near the Stampede Grandstand, visitors can Try-A-Skill. Come down to develop an appreciation for professionals working in skills, trades or technologies.
WHAT: Opening of Global Skills Village
The Village will be used to showcase the wares and skills of 120 exhibitors including industry leaders, educational institutions, WorldSkills International Member organizations and sponsors. Alberta House and Canada House are part of the Global Skills Village.
WHAT: Opening of Canada House
Canada House will profile numerous Canadian skills and technology, learning and working opportunities.
WHAT: Global Skills Marketplace (GSM)
GSM is a half-day series of workshops addressing important global issues. More than 150 individuals from regional and international organizations will be participating.
WHAT: United Way of Calgary and Area - Photo Opportunity
September 2 is the kick-off day for the annual fundraising campaign of the Calgary and Area United Way. Witness United Way President, Ruth Ramsden-Wood, test her mettle at the Try-A-Skill @ Skill City.
The Media Centre located at Stampede Park in the Agriculture Building offers equipment and staff resources to enable accredited media to cover these and other stories effectively and efficiently.
Off-site media are also encouraged to tap into the resources offered either virtually ‘on line’ or by contacting the Media Centre directly at 403-617-4798.
STAY TUNED FOR THE DAILY COMPETITION RESULTS BY 12:00 a.m. MST
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|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 02 September 2009 )|
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