Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Premier of Nova Scotia, Rodney MacDonald, joins Microsoft Canada, Aliant, and Children's Miracle Network to launch CLICK technology program at IWK Health Centre

    Interactive technology program provides wireless access and virtual

    HALIFAX, Jan. 5 /CNW/ - Nova Scotia Premier Rodney MacDonald will join
Phil Sorgen, President, Microsoft Canada Co. and representatives from Aliant,
Children's Miracle Network and the IWK Health Centre to launch the Child Life
Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) program on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at
1:30 p.m. at the IWK Health Centre.
    The CLICK program provides a central community within the hospital for
children and their families to connect with school, family, and friends and
can help speed up the recovery process for children staying at IWK.
    The IWK will be the first hospital in Canada to implement a virtual
classroom. At the launch, a patient will demonstrate how they can access their
classroom and interact seamlessly with teachers and classmates.

    Event details:

    What:     The Child Life Interactive Computers for Kids (CLICK) program
              launch and demonstration of the virtual classroom

    When:     Tuesday, January 6, 2009

    Time:     1:30 p.m.

    Where:    IWK Health Centre
              5850 University Avenue (at the corner of Robie Street and
              University Ave.)
              7th floor playroom (Link Building)

    Who:      The Honourable Rodney MacDonald, Premier of Nova Scotia
              Phil Sorgen, President, Microsoft Canada
              Anne McGuire, President and CEO, IWK Health Centre
              Robbie Shaw, President, IWK Health Centre Foundation
              Ivan Toner, CIO, Aliant
              John Hartman, Chief International Officer, Children's Miracle
              Krista Naugler, Child Life Specialist, IWK Health Centre

    (xx) All spokespeople are available for interviews

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