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RCE Facilitation Group Meeting, May 22, 3:30 p.m.

Dear RCE Facilitation Group Members (including Theme Area Working Group
Coordinators):

Based on our vote last week I am able to confirm that our RCE Facilitation Group (RFG) meeting will be two weeks from today, on Tuesday, May 22nd in the afternoon. Curt has again been able to arrange for our meeting space at the boardroom at SIAST in Regine (Room 1130) that allows those who cannot attend in person to attend by telephone. There is free parking next to the entrance. People can arrive between 3:00 and 3:30 for some informal networking/discussions. The meeting will officially start at 3:30. For those phoning in from elsewhere please phone in at the 3:30 time. To do so dial the number (below), depending on the phone you are calling from.

Meeting of the RCE Health thematic the week of May 7? Please vote on best day.

RCE Health Forum Participants:
Greetings, I have posted four possible dates for a meeting of the Health Forum. Having posted the poll, I realize that I am in fact busy on Tuesday May 8, so could you please vote for either Monday May 7, Wednesday May 9 or Thursday May 10? The meeting will run at least 1 hour but will not exceed 1.5 hours. Please access the "polls" section of the RCE Saskatchewan website (click on "polls" in the left column of the site at www.zebra.anatexis.net) and vote on your preferred date within the next few days. Please forward this message to anyone you think might be interested in participating in the group. Much thanks!
All my best, Tanya

Invitation to RCE Greater Sudbury Launch May 16

We have been invited to send representatives from RCE Saskatchewan to the formal launch of RCE Greater Sudbury on May 16, 2007. This event includes a sustainabilityl workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Any members from RCE Saskatchewan are welcome to attend. I will simply paste the e-mail I received from Stacie Reinhardt inviting us to this event as well as attaching the invitation as a PDF. Please contact Stacie if you plan to attend.--Roger

Mayor John Rodriguez and Bob Rogers extend to you, on behalf of the
Healthy Community Cabinet, a special invitation to the Regional Centre
of Expertise Launch on May 16th, 2007.
Please see that attached invitation for further information.
Additional inquiries can be directed to Stacie Reinhardt at 674-4455,
ext. 2448 or by email at stacie.reinhardt@greatersudbury.ca.
Regards,
Stacie Reinhardt
Secretary
Community Partnerships
City of Greater Sudbury
200 Brady Street
P.O. Box 5000, Stn "A"
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3

Ph. (705) 674-4455 ext. 2448
Fax (705) 671-8145
stacie.reinhardt@greatersudbury.ca

Next RCE Facilitation Group Meeting

Hello everyone. I have posted two possible dates for us to consider regarding a next meeting date for the RCE facilitation group including the theme area working group coordinator (one in the afternoon of May 22 and one in the morning of May 23)s. Could you go to the "polls" section and vote on your preferred date within the next few days? I anticipate a meeting would last approximately 2 hours. Lyle Benko will be back from the U.N. in New York and there are a number of items we can get started working on. Thanks for taking the time to vote. --Roger

RCE Participation in DESD and RCE Meetings in New York, May 4-7

This is just a brief note to update everyone regarding RCE Saskatchewan's participation in Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) and RCE events in New York City at the U.N. on May 4-7, 2007. Lyle Benko will be participating in these events on our behalf. We have also received financial support from Environment Canada to participate. Thank you very much Lyle for going to New York for us on such short notice! I am sure Lyle will have many good things to share with us on his return from New York. He will also have specific opportunities to meet with the other RCEs in North America. I would also like to thank Environment Canada for its supportive role of Canadian RCEs to date and, especially in this case, helping defray a significant portion of the costs to enable RCE Saskatchewan to participate in this important event. I imagine Lyle would be quite happy to receive any suggestions or questions any of you might like him to bring forward at these meetings. I will also attach the original documentation sent to us regarding these events that highlight the topics under discussion.

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