April 5, 2004

Premier Dalton McGuinty guest speaker at York Region Character Conference


On April 22nd and 23rd, the Character Community Council of York Region is holding a two-day conference entitled "Building Communities of Character", featuring guest speaker Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty.  The event takes place at the Sheraton Parkway North at 600 Highway #7 East in Richmond Hill.


The conference will host a variety of workshops where participants will learn practical applications for building and maintaining good character, good relationships, and how to implement these into places of business, communities, homes, schools and families.  Presenters will offer practical strategies and share their successes.  Keynote Speakers include award-winning speaker Michael Brandwein; Gordon Cressy, President of the Canadian Tire Foundation for Families; and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, President of Operation Respect.


For more information, registration details and workshop schedules, click on the top of the home page of the York Region Character Community Web site at  www.charactercommunity.com  or contact Sue Smitko, Executive Director, Character Community Council of York Region toll-free at 1-877-464-9675, Ext. 1522.



Contact:           Wendy Lewis, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or (416) 297-9696, ext. 1238

- Email: wendy.lewis@region.york.on.ca

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