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    Cineplex Theatre to Open at the IWK Health Centre

    January 18, 2017
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    Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program celebrates 25th anniversary

    December 13, 2016
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    BIOTIC and Cubresa continue successful partnership with PET scanner testing

    August 5, 2016
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program expands to include screening for SCID

    March 22, 2016
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    IWK Announces The Wessex Scholarship - Scholarship Recognizes the Contribution of the Community to the IWK Health Centre and Commemorates the Visit of His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex

    November 2, 2015
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    Leading Forward - IWK Health Centre hosts 2014/15 AGM and releases Report to the Community

    September 21, 2015
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    Child Safety Link and Parachute are encouraging Maritimers to ride together and prevent cycling injuries this spring/summer

    May 4, 2015
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    Three time’s a charm for the Shambhala Royal Family in Halifax, as they welcome a third child to their family.

    April 13, 2015
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    National Poison Prevention Week is March 15-21, 2015

    March 16, 2015
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    IWK Health Centre named one of Top 25 Employers of Atlantic Canada

    January 29, 2015
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    IWK Children’s Building entrance to light up like never before!

    December 4, 2014
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    Medical Imaging Evaluation Application evaluates children’s ability to complete an MRI without general anesthetic

    November 28, 2014
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    IWK Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Conference

    November 19, 2014
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    Read to Me! program delivers 100,000th bag

    November 18, 2014
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day on November 17th

    November 17, 2014
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    Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at IWK to conduct Phase I Ebola Vaccine Trials

    November 14, 2014
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    Here and Beyond: A World of Change - IWK Health Centre hosts its 2014 AGM and releases latest report to the community

    October 15, 2014
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    Parents and Families Support Pregnancy and Infant Loss through 6th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember

    October 14, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre Celebrates its 2014 Annual General Meeting

    October 8, 2014
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    Pain in Child Health Training Program announces the release of paper and video

    October 6, 2014
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    Prominent physician bringing “Three Big Ideas” about health care to new innovation speaker series

    September 25, 2014
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    IWK’s smallest patients receive big donation from construction association

    September 23, 2014
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    Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo named a Fellow of The Mayday Pain and Society Fellowship

    August 20, 2014
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    IWK NICU implements new breast milk scanning, storing and tracking system

    July 29, 2014
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    Drowning rates decreasing in Atlantic Canada, though still second most common cause of injury death for children

    June 9, 2014
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    Maritimers donate $6.1 million to the 30th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV

    June 2, 2014
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    New Mental Health Unit Will Enhance Patient and Family Care at the IWK Health Centre

    May 2, 2014
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    Planting the Seeds of Partnership: Hope Blooms and IWK Recreation Therapy

    April 7, 2014
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    Maritime Newborn Screening Program Expands on April 1, 2014

    April 1, 2014
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    Poison Prevention Week March 16 – 22: What Poisons Could Be Hiding in Your Purse?

    March 17, 2014
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    Innovative research grants poised to transform health care in Atlantic Canada

    February 17, 2014
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    IWK Health Centre celebrates African Heritage Month with a special lecture

    February 12, 2014
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    Food After Baby Launches at the IWK Health Centre

    January 28, 2014
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    Bust a Move 2014: a celebration and an announcement

    January 15, 2014
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    Three IWK psychiatrists receive awards at 2013 CACAP conference

    December 16, 2013
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    Six-year-old Samuel Khan named 2013 IWK Tree Lighter

    December 3, 2013
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    Psychology For You: Bullying Prevention and Intervention - Monday December 2, 2013

    November 28, 2013
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    IWK recognizes World Prematurity Day

    November 15, 2013
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    Tightly Knit: IWK Health Centre hosts its 2013 AGM and releases latest report to the community

    October 16, 2013
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    Parents and Families Support Pregnancy and Infant Loss through 5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember

    October 15, 2013
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    IWK Health Centre Celebrates its 2013 Annual General Meeting

    October 11, 2013
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    5th Annual Halifax Walk to Remember at the IWK

    October 10, 2013
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    IWK Community Grants Program Lends a Helping Hand to Maritime Community Organizations

    October 7, 2013
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    Leading international pain experts to visit Nova Scotia for three-day conference

    October 1, 2013
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    Families invited to Quintessence Breastfeeding Challenge and Family Fair on October 5

    September 30, 2013
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    IWK researchers awarded highest honour from the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation

    September 30, 2013
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    Psychology For You: Promoting a Good Night's Sleep - Monday October 7, 2013

    September 26, 2013
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    September 15-21 is Child Passenger Safety Week

    September 16, 2013
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    Psychology for You: Stand Up for Healthy Living - September 9, 2013

    August 23, 2013
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    Nova Scotia improving Dental Care for Children

    August 19, 2013
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    Capital Health and IWK Health Centre Celebrate Pride Week 2013

    July 22, 2013
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    Public Service Announcement - Regular Power Restored at IWK

    July 22, 2013
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    Pediatric Epilepsy Camp Comes to Atlantic Canada

    July 22, 2013
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    Statement for the community regarding patient safety practices for all patients on the IWK’s acute mental health inpatient unit (issued June 12, 2013)

    July 22, 2013
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    Response to media regarding care of Rehtaeh Parsons at the IWK Health Centre (issued June 8th, 2013)

    July 22, 2013
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    Precautionary “Boil Water Order” for the IWK Health Centre – Effective Friday, July 5, 2013

    July 22, 2013
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    Well known philanthropist makes surprise $1 million donation at IWK 250

    July 22, 2013
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    Working with Stuck Kids - part of the G. Wayne MacDonald Professional Lecture Series

    June 17, 2013
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    Come celebrate our 103rd annual Kermesse Fun Fair for the IWK

    May 23, 2013
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    Looking for a fun and educational activity this March break? Participate in an IWK research study!

    April 15, 2013
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    The IWK Health Centre Foundation invites applications for the Robbie and Jean Shaw Scholarship

    April 15, 2013
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    Cautions Regarding New Household Poisoning Risks to Children

    April 15, 2013
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    Shambhala's royal family announces birth of second child

    April 15, 2013
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    Mass casualty exercise March 23 at QEII, IWK

    April 15, 2013
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    Psychology for You - Bedwetting 101: Helping Your School-Aged Child or Adolescent Learn to Stay Dry through the Night.

    April 15, 2013
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    The Arthritis Society to Announce New Programs to Support Children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    April 15, 2013
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    We need your help to improve our signage!

    January 15, 2013

Cineplex Theatre to Open at the IWK Health Centre

January 18, 2017


An innovative collaboration between the IWK Health Centre, IWK Foundation and Cineplex – brings the joy of movies to IWK patients and their families

Toronto, ON, January 18, 2017 (TSX: CGX) – Cineplex, in partnership with the IWK Health Centre and the IWK Foundation, today announced plans to transform the IWK Health Centre’s O.E. Smith Auditorium into a new theatre where patients and families can enjoy movies and other entertainment.

Scheduled to open in May, the Cineplex O.E. Smith Theatre will be available free of charge to IWK patients and families -- enabling them to experience the joy and entertainment provided by movies and other special events programming during their stay at the IWK.  This multi-purpose facility will also enable the Health Centre community to have an updated meeting and presentation theatre and will be the transformed home of the annual IWK Telethon for Children on CTV. 

“This is a unique collaboration and we are extremely proud to be able to offer this opportunity to Atlantic Canadians,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex.  “We take for granted the opportunity to go to the movies when we want but those confined to hospital, don’t have that same ability – until now.  I can’t think of a better way to put a smile on the face of a child or adult who is hospitalized then to help them escape their treatment for a little while and enjoy a movie.”

“We all know and appreciate the enjoyment of the movie-going experience.  Being able to bring the Cineplex theatre experience to the IWK creates a wonderful opportunity for children and families to be transported from the daily routines of their hospital stay to a world of action, adventure and fun,” says Tracy Kitch, President and CEO of the IWK Health Centre. “In addition, this technology and equipment will also provide us with a modern space for teaching, learning and other community events that take place at the IWK Health Centre.” 

“We are extremely proud to partner with Cineplex,” said Jennifer Gillivan, President and CEO, IWK Foundation. “The IWK would not be the centre of excellence it is today without the generosity of donors and we are extremely grateful to the Cineplex team, and their dedicated partners for making this innovative project a reality.”