MEDIA ADVISORY

 DI gets new address to honour former Exec Dir Dermot Baldwin

CALGARY, AB – November 24, 2011.  On December 1, 2011 the address of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre (DI) will be officially unveiled as, 1 Dermot Baldwin Way S.E.

Ward 7 Alderman Druh Farrell will unveil the new sign and name as well as make a special presentation to Dermot Baldwin in honour of his advocacy and work to relieve homelessness in Calgary. Debbie Newman, Executive Director of the DI, along with board members, clients and staff will be in attendance to celebrate the man and the naming of the stretch of road leading into the DI for whom the lane is named: Dermot Baldwin.

“It is fitting that we celebrate Dermot’s legacy at this time,” says Debbie Newman, Executive Director, The DI. “This is our 50th year of operation and the 10th year of operation for the ‘new’ DI, a building which was built because of Dermot’s vision.”

It’s all in a name. A name that celebrates the legacy, passion and vision of a man who believed homeless and marginalized Calgarians needed a place to call their own. A place of beauty. A place Where People Matter.

 WHAT:                 
Official unveiling of the naming of 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE
Alderman Farrell will be making a special presentation to Dermot Baldwin
Clients, staff and guests will enjoy a barbeque lunch sponsored by the DI  (everyone is invited)
 

WHEN:                
Wednesday, December 1, 2011
Ceremony at 11:45 am
BBQ at noon – 1pm
 

WHERE:              
The Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE (formerly 423 4th Ave. SE)
At the corner of 4th St. SE and the end of the laneway leading to the DI
 

WHO:                  
Dermot Baldwin – Board Member and former Executive Director, The DI
Debbie Newman – Executive Director, The DI
Druh Farrell – Alderman, Ward 7
Clients, Staff, Volunteers, Friends and Supporters of the DI
 

Photo Ops will be available.

 For more information:
Jordan Hamilton
Manager, External Relations
Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre
403-699-8279
jordanh@thedi.ca