Historical nursing display launches Alberta tour

CALGARY, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - National Nursing Week (May 9 – 15) kicks off with a centennial nursing display in Calgary from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) museum and archives. The display will travel throughout the province to celebrate 100 years of registered nursing in Alberta.

Launch event:
10 a.m., May 5 | Calgary Central Library


  • CARNA President Shannon Spenceley
  • Calgary Deputy Mayor, Ward 13 Councillor and CARNA Centennial Award recipient Diane Colley-Urquhart
  • CARNA CEO Mary-Anne Robinson
  • Spoken Word Poet Mary Pinkoski

Display open to public: 10 a.m.5 p.m., May 5 | Calgary Central Library

Photo, video and soundbite opportunities:

  • nursing artifacts
  • interactive digital media centre
  • speakers bringing greetings and talking about the history of nursing in Alberta
  • banners from different eras from the past 100 years
  • registered nurses who received Centennial Awards for their exceptional contributions to the profession

Website: www.carna100.ca 
Twitter: @AlbertaRNs | Hashtag: #CARNA100

CARNA is the regulatory college and professional association for Alberta's more than 37,000 registered nurses including: nurses in direct care, education, research and administration as well as nurse practitioners.

SOURCE College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

For further information: For media inquiries: Crystal Komanchuk, 780.292.2204, ckomanchuk@nurses.ab.ca


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