Media Advisory - Prime Minister Recognizes 14 Nurses Across Canada for Exceptional Contributions to the Health of Canadians and the Health System

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - Prime Minister Stephen Harper will
present 14 extraordinary nurses with a 'Nurse to Know' Centennial Achievement
Award in the official launch of the Canadian Nurses Association's Centennial
Year, which will raise awareness of the diverse and vital roles nurses play in
Canada's evolving health system.
    One nurse from each province and territory will be recognized for
exceptional dedication and innovation, including leadership in clinical
practice, research, education, health administration, policy development and
advocacy. A 14th nurse will also be presented with the distinguished award for
exceptional leadership in the health sector.

    The awards will be presented at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

          1250, Black Wing, First floor, Hospital for Sick Children
                       555 University Avenue, Toronto
                         Friday, February 1st, 2008
                                 11:00 a.m.

    The launch event of CNA's Centennial Year will broadcast live through a
webcast which is available at, CNA's official Centennial Year
website. Click on the home page button to begin viewing the webcast scheduled
for Friday, February 1, 11:00 am EST.
    Please note that inclement weather conditions may cause some delay in the
start of the launch event and the webcast. Please go to for up
to the minute details on the exact start time.

For further information:

For further information: To set up interviews or for more information --
including profiles of the award-winning nurses' achievements -- please
contact: Tina Grznar, (613) 237-2159, ext. 283; Cell (613) 240-7830 or; Kathryn Hendrick (416) 277-6281 or;
Susan King (613) 744-8282; Cell (613) 725-5901 or susanking@

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