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Media Advisory - Enerplus Corporation

September 19, 2011

Sep 19, 2011

CALGARY, Sept. 19, 2011 /CNW/ - Enerplus Corporation, along with our presenting sponsors, Blakes, CIBC and McDaniel & Associates, are proud to be hosting the 6th Annual Legends of the Oil Patch Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament on Wednesday September 21st.

This fundraising event will feature Mr. Clay Riddell as our honorary Chairman, along with some of Calgary's most recognized and influential oil and gas executives playing Texas Hold'em Poker in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation. Since 2006, the Legends Tournament series has raised over $1,100,000 for the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Kerr, President and CEO of Enerplus, as well as representatives from the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation and our event sponsors will be available to answer any questions from the media and for a photo opportunity prior to the event.

Date:               Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Time:               5:00 pm
          Elbow River Casino
218 18th Avenue SE
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM             Legends and Players arrive
5:15 PM - 5:45 PM             Media availability
5:45 PM - 6:00 PM 
          Welcoming Remarks - Gord Kerr, President & CEO, Enerplus
Cheque presentation to Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Other legends at the tournament will be:

Patrick Daniel
President & CEO of Enbridge. In 2010, Mr. Daniel received an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Alberta and was named Resource Person of the Year in 2010 by the Alberta Chamber of Resources.

George Gosbee
Chairman, President & CEO of AltaCorp Capital Inc. Mr. Gosbee is also the Vice Chair of Alberta Investment Management Co (AIMCO) and sits on the Canadian Minister of Finance's Economic Advisory Council.

Keith MacPhail
Chairman & CEO of Bonavista Energy Corporation, board member at Canadian Natural Resources, and Chairman of the board of NuVista Energy Ltd.

Jim Riddell
President & COO of Paramount Resources Ltd.  Mr. Riddell is also the CEO of Trilogy Energy Corp., Executive Chairman of the Board of MGM Energy Corp., Vice Chairman of Big Rock Brewery and a director of Sonde Resources Corp.

Sue Riddell Rose
President & CEO of Perpetual Energy Inc., formerly Paramount Energy Trust. Ms. Riddell Rose is also a director of Paramount Resources and Newalta Corporation.

Scott Saxberg
President, CEO and a director of Crescent Point Energy. Mr. Saxberg was named the 2011 Saskatchewan Oilman of the Year and also serves on the CAPP Board of Governors.

Uldis Upitis
CEO & Chairman of the Board of Hunt Oil Company of Canada, formerly Newport Petroleum Corp.  Mr. Upitis founded or co-founded four public oil and gas companies - Focus Resources Ltd., Pancontinental Oil Ltd., Newport Petroleum Corporation and Sentra Resources Ltd.  He is also currently the President of Lotus Resources Ltd.

Adam Waterous
Vice-Chairman, Head of Global Investment Banking for Scotia Waterous. Mr. Waterous is also the President and Head of Scotia Waterous.  Mr. Waterous led the growth of Waterous & Co. from 1991 to 2005, building it into one of the largest oil and gas advisory firms in the world.

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