NEWS RELEASE: The 2nd Annual Mining Film [November 17, 2011] Festival Kicks Off, Welcoming Outstanding Contributions from Two Major Municipal Leaders at Cinema Du Parc in Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – Aug. 23, 2011) – Thursday, November 17, 2011, the Cinema du Parc in Montreal will host the 2nd Annual Mining Film Festival. The festival’s aim is to act as a platform upon which mining and natural resource industries can be observed objectively in a contemporary setting: where the realities of the third millennium appear in stark contrast to those of the 20th century.

This announcement came today from executives at IDNR-TV: the festival’s promoter. They noted the major changes taking place in natural resource industries in Quebec and in the world: technological innovations in the last few decades have led to increased health and safety for workers, and to more sustainable development practices that benefit all of Quebec and Canada.

For IDNR-TV Anchor, Alexandre Dumas, the Quebec government’s Plan Nord presents an opportunity for several communities that are both directly and indirectly involved to appreciate the full spectrum of fast-paced, sustainable mining and environmental development; all the while generating a greater awareness of the enormous potential our natural resources can offer.

A TRIBUTE TO THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS OF TWO MAJOR MUNICIPAL LEADERS

This year, the Festival is awarding a Tribute Trophy to two outstanding municipal leaders, in recognition of their incredible contributions as elected officials in both Quebec and Ontario. They have succeeded in bridging gaps between Francophone and Anglophone communities, creating the heart of natural resource and mining development.

Furthermore, Certificates of Recognition will be awarded to three prominent leaders from the region.For the team at IDRN-TV, this 2nd Annual Festival is a tribute to some 50 000 workers in the mining areas of Abitibi-Temiscamingue, Cote-Nord, Chaudiere-Appalaches, and Northern Quebec that contribute directly the betterment of their communities.

This year, the Festival is proud to have again secured partnership agreements with several major players in the industry. This support demonstrates an ongoing interest in the Festival, which attracts several delegations of students from our largest colleges and universities.

Contact:

Andrean Gagne
Cohn & Wolfe Montreal
Account Coordinator
514.845-7046
andrean.gagne@cohnwolfe.ca

Alexandre Dumas
Cohn & Wolfe Montreal
Director of Public and Corporate Affairs
514.845.7068 (direct line) or 514.898-4636 (cell)
alexandre.dumas@cohnwolfe.ca

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