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AGENDA

Thursday, October 3rd 

2.00 to 3.30  REGISTRATION

3.30 to 3.45.  WELCOMING REMARKS.  Chief Brian Francis, Abegweit First Nation; Mayor Lewis Levandier, Town of Georgetown; and Wade MacLauchlan, Georgetown Conference Co-Chair.

3.45 to 5.15  OPENING KEYNOTE RURAL COMMUNITY COMMITMENT AND SUCCESS

Zita Cobb, Founder, Shorefast Foundation, Fogo Island, NL, followed by PANEL DISCUSSION.

Panellists: Zita Cobb, Donna Butt, Artistic Director, Rising Tide Theatre, Trinity NL and Gilles Lepage, Blueberry farmer and former CEO, Caisses populaires acadiennes, Caraquet, NB.

Moderator: Ray Ivany, President of Acadia University and Chair of NS Commission on New Economy

Focus:  Success stories.  Importance and benefits of location and sense of place.  Overcoming challenges.

5.30 to 8.30: RECEPTION AND LOBSTER FEED (hosted by the Town of Georgetown) THREE RIVERS ARENA.