In honour of National Nursing week, Florence Nightingale’s birthday and in support of the Canadian Nursing Foundation, we had the pleasure to attend the First Annual Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) Nightingale Gala this past Tuesday (May 10, 2011).
The Gala celebrated the contribution of Canadian Nurses in advancing nursing knowledge and improving the health of Canadians. The night was held in support of Nursing 4.0, an important initiative that aims to raise $4 million to fund scholarships and research opportunities for Canadian Nurses.
The Gala was named after Florence Nightingale whose spirit lives on in many of those in attendance – and those who came to honour the hardworking Canadian Nurses.
The event was held at the all-new Ottawa Convention Centre, which lent itself beautifully to the night, affording the approximately 700 guests stunning vistas of the Parliament Buildings and the heart of downtown Ottawa.