CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - ATCO Structures & Logistics is joining the organization, Together for Chile, in bringing two rescued Chilean miners to Canada on a promotional tour of seven major cities. The miners will promote the upcoming National Folkloric Ballet of Chile (BAFONA) Canada Tour 2011. The cultural dance performances will raise funds for the reconstruction of a Chilean school destroyed by an earthquake in 2010.

Franklin Lobos and Omar Reygadas are two of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last October after spending a record 69 days trapped in a mine near San Jose, Chile. Tecno Fast ATCO S.A., the South American joint-venture partner of ATCO Structures & Logistics, donated 33 modular units that were used for medical evaluations and family receptions after the rescue.

"It is an honour for ATCO Structures & Logistics to work with these courageous men as they help raise money to rebuild a school in Chile," said Harry Wilmot, President & Chief Operating Officer, ATCO Structures & Logistics. "We have a long-standing relationship with Chile and support the BAFONA dance tour and this worthy cause."

The mine rescue was viewed by more than one billion people and has led to international TV appearances, books, and plans for a movie. It is the first time either miner has travelled to Canada. They will be accompanied by members of Together for Chile, a group of Canadians who support the country's rebuilding.

The Rescued Chilean Miners Tour will include a press conference in each city and media availability, in addition to public appearances at various cultural and sporting events. The tour begins Sept. 16 in Toronto and includes stops in every city hosting the BAFONA dance performances.

Formed in 1965, BAFONA has performed before more than 13 million spectators in more than 600 cities. The BAFONA dance tour begins Sept. 30 in Edmonton and will include performances in Calgary, Oct. 3; Vancouver, Oct. 6; Quebec City, Oct. 10; Montreal, Oct. 13; Ottawa, Oct. 17; and concludes in Toronto, Oct. 19. Visit for more information and tickets.

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