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REF NO.: 148

SUBJECT: A special evening for Memorial University alumni in Grand Falls-Windsor

DATE: April 14,2003

Note to editors:

On Tuesday, April 22, the Grand Falls-Windsor Chapter of the Alumni Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland will host a public presentation by Dr. Wilf Nicholls, director of the MUN Botanical Garden. Join Dr. Nicholls for a visual tour of the natural vegetation of Newfoundland and Labrador focusing on endangered or rare species of the Northern Peninsula. He will also explore new opportunities for horticulture and agriculture in Central Newfoundland including the potential of the seabuck thornberry as a cash crop. The president of Memorial University, Dr. Axel Meisen, will also be in attendance.

Dr. Nicholls' presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, College of the North Atlantic, Grand Falls-Windsor campus, located at the intersection of Cromer Avenue and St. Catherine's Street. Admission is free. All are welcome. Reception to follow. Please register by e-mail to munalum@mun.ca or call toll free 1-877-700-4081.

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