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May 13, 2008 | General

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Edmonton Airports wish to make the media aware of a training scenario that will take place on the 19/20 JUN 2001, at the Edmonton International Airport. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Edmonton Airports are inviting the media to take an active role in this training exercise.

On Tuesday, 19 JUN 2001, at 1315 hours, the media will be invited to attend the actual briefing of resources that will be involved in this training scenario, after which the resources will be deployed to the Airport area and the exercise will commence. This scenario will be based on events that agencies might encounter during an event such as the EDMONTON 2001 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in ATHLETICS. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PUBLIC CAN NOW BE MADE AWARE OF THIS TRAINING EVENT. TRAINING EXERCISE SIGNS WILL BE POSTED THROUGHOUT THE AIRPORT FACILITIES. THERE WILL BE LITTLE TO NO IMPACT FOR TRAVELERS ARRIVING OR DEPARTING FROM EDMONTON. TRAVELERS ARRIVING AT EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WILL BE ADVISED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT. Should your agency wish to view this event from the beginning, we would ask that you arrive at the “K” Division Headquarter’s building at 1315 hour on 19 JUN 2001.

When visiting Edmonton International Airport, please note the following facilities and services available to members of the news media (also available at: www.flyeia.com)

Parking

Media traveling to the airport must park in either the Parkade or the Value Park Lot. Corporate Communication will provide media personnel with complimentary parking vouchers.

For parking access to accommodate live broadcasts, please make arrangements with Corporate Communications prior to traveling to the airport.

Access to Airside or Secure Areas

Media require a pass and escort to gain access to airside or secured areas of the terminal building (such as the area beyond the security checkpoint). Passes and escort may be arranged through Corporate Communications.

Emergency Media Room

In the event of an emergency at Edmonton International Airport, a Media Centre will be established on the Mezzanine level, on the uppermost level of the North terminal building (take the escalators as far up as they go, then take the first hallway to the left. The Media Centre will be the first door on the left hand side (03-123), and will be marked with a large sign.

On-location media should report to the Media Centre (03-123) for the most up to date information on the situation, to obtain interviews, and to arrange any passes and escorts required to cover the story. Any media pools that may be required will also be organized here.

This room is equipped with hard line telephones and phone jacks. In the event of an extended situation, access to copiers, fax machines and other equipment can be arranged.