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June 3, 2019

CFNU convention to open with a walk through Fredericton this afternoon

Media Advisory

June 3, 2019 (FREDERICTON, NB)  – Nurses attending the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions biennial convention are expected to kick off the event this afternoon with a healthy walk through Fredericton.

Participants will leave the Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen Street, at 2:30 p.m. for the several-kilometer walk. They will proceed east to the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, cross the Saint John River and take a looping route on the east side of the river before returning to downtown Fredericton.

Registration for the five-day convention is scheduled to take place after the walk, followed by an evening reception with remarks by Canadian Labour Congress President Hassan Yussuff.

Media are welcome to attend open plenary sessions of the convention on Tuesday and Wednesday. A full agenda is posted on CFNU’s website, nursesunions.ca.

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Journalists who wish to arrange an interview with CFNU President Linda Silas or CLC President Hassan Yussuff should contact:

Ben René, CFNU Communications Officer, 613-406-5962, brene@nursesunions.ca
Lauren Snowball, CFNU Communications Officer, 613-868-5702, lsnowball@nursesunions.ca