A public forum, hosted by Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development and Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, titled, Rural: Is it worth saving? will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:30 p.m. in Room AS328, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Corner Brook.
The forum will feature a lecture by Dr. Ivan Emke, associate professor and program chair of Social/Cultural Studies, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, who will outline some ways in which we can think more broadly and holistically about the nature of rural areas in a modern, globalizing era.
Dr. Emke will be accompanied by an expert panel composed of: Bern Bromley, member of the Fish Processing Licensing Board, St. Anthony; Sheila King, economic development officer with the Burnt Islands Economic Development Corporation; and Johnny MacPherson, executive director of the Long Range Regional Economic Development Board (Zone 9). Background on speakers can found below.
A live Webcast of the event will be shown on: www.savingrural.swgc.mun.ca/.
The public is invited to attend and participate in a dialogue and a question and answer period. Free admission and parking. Reception to follow.
Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives.