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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2011

Eastlink TV presents an exclusive documentary – “Dr. Ivar Mendez, MD: Creative in Care”

Halifax, NS – Eastlink TV is proud to announce the premiere of an original documentary presentation, entitled Dr. Ivar Mendez, MD: Creative in Care.

“This was a special local television undertaking,” said Michael Smith, Vice President, Eastlink TV.

 

“We have been extremely fortunate to work with Dr. Mendez and his team throughout the production of this documentary. He is an extraordinary man, doing extraordinary things while based in Atlantic Canada, which makes it all the more exciting to bring this special documentary to our Eastlink TV viewers.”

 

The Dr. Mendez story is the latest example of Eastlink TV’s passion and commitment to share compelling, regional stories. Other recent special presentations include "Philip Riteman, A Survivor's Story"; “Some Horse!... the Story of Somebeachsomewhere" and “Weaving the Story - A Journey of African Canadian Women in Cumberland County”.  

 

More about Dr. Ivar Mendez

With a clear vision for medical innovation, Dr. Ivar Mendez works tirelessly and creatively to raise the bar in health science research not only in our region but around the world.

 

Born in Bolivia, Dr. Mendez and his pioneering work has attracted world attention with the innovative use and development of new technologies that have put Atlantic Canada on the cutting edge of medical research.

 

As the documentary portrays: “Dr. Mendez has a way of tapping into his creative power and that of the people around him, that nurtures compelling, new medical breakthroughs.”

 

“In Atlantic Canada I have found a fertile environment of support and collaboration for innovation in brain repair and robotics. This type of research will ultimately translate into better patient care,” says Dr. Ivar Mendez, MD, PhD.

 

“I also feel strongly that each one of us has a personal responsibility to narrow the gap of inequality in the world. Medicine, research, art and humanitarian work have helped me focus on this goal.”

 

Mr. Smith commented: “Dr. Mendez brings a unique perspective to health care solutions that change the way people live their lives. Capturing the essence of this extraordinary man makes for powerful television.”

Join Eastlink TV as we celebrate a man on the front lines of critical health care in our exclusive, local documentary – Dr. Ivar Mendez, MD: Creative in Care. http://www.youtube.com/user/Eastlinktv?feature=mhum#p/u/22/zOXVTI4lsrc

Premiering Sunday, April 24th at 9:00 pm (9:30 in NL). This program will re-air every Sunday in May at 9pm on Eastlink TV. http://Eastlink.ca/eltv/Dr.MendezCreativeinCare.asp

About Eastlink
Headquartered in Nova Scotia with more than 1,600 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Using its state-of-the-art fibre network, Eastlink offers advanced services including the best OnDemand and HD programming, High Speed Internet including our Internet 100 Mbps, competitive local telephone services, and exclusive locally produced programming via Eastlink TV.

Media Contact

Jill Laing
Public and Media Relations
(902) 446-1939
Jill.Laing@corp.eastlink.ca