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How the proposed music tariff
will affect you

July 31, 2008 -- For Immediate Release

TORONTO- Can-Fit-Pro announces Canadian Forum: Stop the Proposed Music Tariff, a special session to be held at the Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, on August 13-17. This session will take place on August 15 at 4:00 p.m., with a general meeting to follow at 6:00 p.m.

The Fitness Industry in Canada is facing a crisis as a proposed new music copyright tariff is threatening all Canadian fitness clubs and facilities.

This proposed tariff will force many fitness clubs and facilities in Canada out of business which means anyone's local gym could close down, and if it doesn't close down, fitness consumers can expect an increase in gym membership fees.

Attend the Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference session Canadian Forum: Stop the Proposed Music Tariff, Friday, August 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Panel sponsored by Can-Fit-Pro and Fitness Industry Canada

Panel Presenters:

  • Helen Durkin, IHRSA Public Policy Representative
  • Brian Gilbank, Association Manager, Fitness Industry Canada
  • David Hardy, President, Fitness Industry Canada
  • Nathalie Lacombe, Director of Certification, Can-Fit-Pro
  • Rod Macdonald, Vice President, Can-Fit-Pro
  • Rob McDonald, Intellectual Property Lawyer from the law firm of Fraser Milner Casgrain
  • Franco Iacono, Bernie Morton, and Paul Pellegrini, Sussex-Strategy Group Fitness Industry Canada's Government Relations Firm
  • David Patchell-Evans, President of Can-Fit-Pro, CEO GoodLife Fitness clubs and Fitness Industry Canada Board member

To request a media pass, please contact
Erika Vanderheijden at or call at (416) 493-3515, ext 233.

For more information about the Can-Fit-Pro International Fitness and Club Business Conference and Trade Show, please visit

About Can-Fit-Pro: Can-Fit-Pro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Delivering quality education, certification, conferences, trade shows, and membership services, Can-Fit-Pro now has over 18,000 members and continues to grow. Can-Fit-Pro members include some of the world's most renowned fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers.

Media Contact: Erika Vanderheijden Can-Fit-Pro, (416) 493-3515 ext 233 or 1-800-5622 ext. 233

Lorna Sloukji Communications Specialist and Assistant Editor
Can-Fit-Pro 110-255 Consumers Road Toronto, Ontario M2J 1R4 Canada
Local: 416-493-3515 Ext. 247 Toll Free: 1-800-667-5622 Fax: 416-493-1756

Join Can-Fit-Pro at one of our upcoming conferences: Toronto August 13-18, 2008.
Visit to register and for complete details.

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