Registrations pouring in for WHO conference

With the 11th-annual World Health Organization Conference on Safe Communities coming here May-6-9, more and more delegates and visitors are signing up to attend.
“We’ve had people from 27 different countries sign up so far,” said Crystal Godbout, who’s been helping conference co-ordinator Jeannette Cawston since the fall.
“We’ve had a lot of registrations from Africa, most recently Guyana,” she noted. “We haven’t really gotten any from Russia and South America.
“There’s also been many from Canada, and some from the U.S.,” she added.
Godbout noted organizers are still shooting for 300-plus registrations.
“It’s been far more busy since January. We’ve had lots of registrations since then, especially from overseas,” she said.
“We’ve had 94 registrations so far and that doesn’t include those who are presenting,” Godbout explained. “At this point, they haven’t necessarily found out whether they’re presenting or not.
“So we’ll have an additional 110 people there.”
Meanwhile, Godbout said volunteer co-ordinator Diane Maxey is always looking for more volunteers—particularly for the days the conference will be running in May.
Jobs include set-up, take down, ambassadors to show delegates around, hosts and hostesses to meet visitors at hotels, and billets.
Anyone interested—including high school students who want to work off the 40 hours of community service they need to graduate—can call Maxey at 274-7309.
The fifth-annual Canadian Safe Communities Conference is being held in conjunction with the WHO one.
For more information on the WHO conference, drop by the office at 414 Scott St. or log on to