OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 9, 2016) - Members of the media are invited to join Dr. Thierry Mesana, president and CEO of the Heart Institute, along with the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, Ottawa Mayor Mr. Jim Watson, and Heart Institute's founders Dr. Wilbert Keon and Dr. Don Beanlands, to celebrate the Heart Institute 40th anniversary.

Close to 500 guests, including past and current staff, patients and families, donors, and partners of the Heart Institute will come together to commend the achievements and history of what became an internationally renowned cardiac centre, here in our backyard!

DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

TIME: 8:30 a.m. (guests arrive) and 9 a.m. (ceremony begins)

PLACE: Outside of the Heart Institute, front entrance at 40 Ruskin Street, Ottawa

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Contact Information:

FOR INFORMATION (media only):
Vincent Lamontagne
Director, Corporate Communications
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
613-899-6760 (cell)