/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario Nurses President to Visit RNs in Peterborough, Fraserville & Toronto/



    Linda Haslam-Stroud to make Nursing Week site visits

    TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) President Linda
Haslam-Stroud, RN will visit registered nurses in Peterborough, Toronto and
Fraserville tomorrow as part of Nursing Week 2009 celebrations.
    Haslam-Stroud will attend a Nursing Week Local 3 luncheon in
Peterborouogh with ONA members in Peterborough, visit Local 105 members at a
gold tournament in Fraserville at 2 pm and later meet join ONA members for a
Nursing Week dinner in Toronto.
    "This has been a challenging year for all our front-line members, as
nurses have borne the brunt of many budget cuts in the Ontario health-care
system," says Haslam-Stroud. "But during Nursing Week, the spotlight will be
on the valuable contributions that RNs make to the health-care system and the
patients who need the expertise of RNs on the front lines."
    ONA is the union representing 54,000 registered nurses and allied health
professionals and more than 10,000 nursing students providing care in
hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics
and industry. ONA is celebrating 35 years of nursing advocacy - a proud past,
a powerful future.

    
    What:     ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, to visit front-line
              nurses in Peterborough, Fraserville and Toronto

    When:     Wednesday, May 13, 2009.
              Local 3 Luncheon at 11:30 am
              Local 105 Golf Tournament at 2:00 pm
              Local 80 Dinner at 8:00 pm

    Where:    Local 3 Lunch: Best Western, 84 Lansdowne Street East,
              Peterborough
              Local 105 Golf Tournament: Baxter Creek Golf Course, 1702 Cedar
              Valley Road, Fraserville
              Local 80 Dinner: Spirale's Restaurant, 888 Don Mills Road,
              Toronto
    





For further information:

For further information: Ontario Nurses' Association, Sheree Bond, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2430, cellular: (416) 986-8240; Melanie Levenson, (416)
964-8833, ext. 2369


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