International Year of Co-operatives to be launched across Canada on January 12

January 6, 2012

Thousands of co-op and credit union members across Canada will be holding events on Thursday, January 12 to officially launch the United Nations International Year of Co-operatives. A national launch event will take place at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre from 11:30 to 1:30 EST, together with 13 regional launch events. The Ottawa event will feature a live webcast starting at 12:30 EST. The webcast can be viewed here.

Participants across the country are also being encouraged to report on their events on Twitter using the hashtag #coop12jan.

The launch events will take place in the following locations (the listed start times are the local times in each region):

  • Ottawa (national launch): 11:30 a.m., Fountain Room, National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street
  • Yellowknife, NT: 9:30 a.m., Northern Images Gallery, 4801 Franklin Avenue
  • Iqaluit, NU: 11:30 a.m., Baffin Room, Frobisher Inn, Astro Hill Complex
  • Vancouver, BC: 8 a.m., Visitor Centre, Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street
  • Calgary, AB: 10:15 a.m., Calgary Farmers Market, 510 77th Avenue SE
  • Regina, SK: 11 a.m., The Bistro/Gard’Amis, 3850 Hillsdale Street
  • Winnipeg, MB: 11 a.m., Manitoba Legislative Assembly, 450 Broadway
  • Guelph, ON: 11:30 a.m., flag-raising ceremony at Guelph City Hall, 1 Carden Street; 12:30 p.m., reception at The Co-operators, 130 MacDonnell Street
  • Lévis, QC: 11:30 a.m., Lévis City Hall, 2175 chemin du Fleuve Fredericton, NB: 12 noon, Crowne Plaza Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, 659 Queen Street
  • Halifax, NS: 12:30 p.m., The Halifax Club, 1682 Hollis Street
  • Cheticamp, NS: 1 p.m., La Coopérative Artisanale, 15067 Cabot Trail
  • Charlottetown, PE: 4 p.m., Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, 75 Kent Street
  • St. John’s, NL: 5 p.m., Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative, 40 Kings Road

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