Media Advisory - Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio visits Toronto as part of State Visit to Canada

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Media Advisory - Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio visits Toronto as part of State Visit to Canada

TORONTO, May 28 /CNW/ - The Office of International Relations and Protocol announced today that the President of the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio, is visiting Toronto as part of his cross-Canada tour.
Premier Mike Harris will be paying a courtesy call on President Sampaio on May 29 before departing for the Canadian National Trade Centre for a gathering of representatives from the Canadian-Portuguese community. President and Mrs. Sampaio will be paying a courtesy call on the Honourable Hilary Weston, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario as well as attending a reception hosted by Her Honour on May 30.

Media are invited for the following photo opportunities.

Date: May 29, 2001
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Four Seasons Hotel, (Bloor and Avenue Road) Room 3109

Photo OP: Premier Harris meeting President Sampaio and the signing of
the Ontario Distinguished Visitor's Book
(Media are requested to depart following the signing).

Date: May 29, 2001
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage Court, The National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place
100 Princes' Blvd., Toronto

Photo OP: Premier Harris, will join President Sampaio at a gathering of
representatives from the Canadian-Portuguese community.

Date: May 30, 2001
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Lieutenant Governor's Suite, Queen's Park

Photo OP: The Lieutenant Governor will greet President Sampaio and ask
him to sign the official Lieutenant Governor's Guest Book.
Remarks will delivered at the beginning of the reception.
(Media are requested to depart following the remarks.)

Note: Media must carry photo identification. For the Lieutenant Governor's reception, media must be present at the West Entrance to the Legislative Building no later than 5:00p.m. If you do not have a Photo ID media badge, you must have a letter of accreditation issued by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. See contact below

Please confirm attendance with: Janet Goldhar, Media contact 416 325-0794

For further information: Janet Goldhar, Media contact, (416) 325-0794