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Updated Jan. 29 2008 please see our Newsletter page for an archive of our news bulletins.

Dec 4, 2007 Le Vieillissement après 60 Ans Les Echéances de la Retraite
Commentaires: Dr Marie-Madeleine Bernard

Colloque des Académies de Sciences et de Médecine
Présidence : Professeurs Emile Etienne Baulieu et Maurice Tubiana
Institut de France

Nov 23, 2007

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PACE 200 launched a Canada-France project with the Town of Bobigny in the Paris area.

Dr. Bernard made a presentation at the French National Assembly, for the Congrès d’Automne de l’Association France-Canada, which was very well received. Participants included representatives from the city of Bobigny, Serge Bocquet, Dr Régis Cohen, Jacques Vivet, Ville de Bobigny, Lilliane Cassaud, Executive Director, Centre La Mire and the youth intergenerational co-ordinators from the Centre, as well as Karim Guillaume Ouechni of PACE 2000 International Foundation.

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Click here to see Dr. Bernard's PowerPoint presentation delivered at the congress


Nov 13, 2007

PACE 2000 participated in the Renaissance 50Plus networking event at the Centre Pointe Theater (Ben Franklin Place) Ottawa for

" Evening of Discovery - balance your life with volunteering and enjoy a Networking Cafe event"

The Renaissance 50Plus site is the webportal for the Catholic Immegration Centre in Ottawa. PACE 2000 has been conduction bi-weekly "Cross-cultural" Video-conference sessions between the newly arrived immigrants and Ottawa seniors.

Oct. 14 2007

PACE 2000 partners with Willis College. Willis College will work with PACE 2000 for the promotion of Intergenerational Tele-mentoring.

Dr. Bernard was presented a certificatye of appreciation by Rima Aristocrat, President/ CEO, Willis College at the PACE 200 15th aniversary celebration.
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Dr. Bernard, Chris Bissylas of Willis College and Michael Sherwood a PACE 2000 tele-mentor celebrate the 15th aniverary of PACE 2000
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Sept 27, 2007


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Dominic D'Arcy


PACE 2000 celebrated its 15th anniverary. A party was held at the Fisher Park Public School in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Entertainment was provide by Ottawa's Singing Piliceman Dominic D'Arcy and the International Folk Dancers of Ottawa.

Sept 20

PACE 2000 hosted a visit from Dr. Sylvia Korotky of the University of Uraguay

June 2007. PACE 2000 has presented a paper at the WHO conference on Age Friendly Cities in Cologne Germany in June 2007.
November 9 2006
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PACE 2000 has been awarded a prize at the International Conference on New Technologies for Information and Communication held in Paris France on November 9 2006. The prize was awarded by the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Personnes Agées” (International Federation of Associations for Elderly People) FIAPA

Dr. Bernard accepted the award on behalf of PACE 2000. Dr. Bernard also made a presentation on PACE 2000 and its projects at the conference. Photos from the awards ceremony will posted soon.

March 6-7 2006

Dr. M-M Bernard participated in the Colloque Canada France held on March 6-7 in Nice and March 8-9 in Paris France. Dr.M-M Bernard made presentations in both cities tilted "Longévité de la femme: défis et solutions innovantes" (click to view the powerpoint presentation) The presentations were well received.

The conference was organized by Brigitte Léger, the Science and Technologies attaché of the Canadian Emabassy in France in collaboration with the French Ministère de la Santé et des Solidarités.  The conference was titled "Initiative Femmes, Santé et Sciences".  The conference description read as follows:

Avec une stratégie ambitieuse sur la question de la santé des femmes en place depuis 1999, les politiques de santé des femmes du Canada font une promotion active des recherches les plus avancées et les plus novatrices.  Cette série d'ateliers et conférences vise à partager l'excellence scientifique du Canada dans le secteur de la santé des femmes tout en construisant des collaborations et des partenariats internationaaux.  Nos experts ont discuté des avancées scientifiques et des nouvelles approches du "Bien Vieillir"

The Riviera Times, a weekly journal in Nice, will will publish an article on the conference. The article, if of relevance to PACE 2000 will be posted here.

Aug 5, 2005

PACE 2000 invited its volunteers to a party at the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Center in Ottawa. The voluntees working both in the Intergenerational Virtual Village, IVV the PACE-2-Face Tele-mentoring program and members of the software develpment team the were invited to share their experiences while working with immigrants, seniors and children. Refreshments were servered and entertainmenrt was provided by Dylan and Robin who play guitar and sang.

June 14, 2005 Dr Bernard is interviewed by Leigh Chapple on subject of PACE 2000's new Tele-mentoring program by the Ottawa TV News station CJOH. Dr.Bernard stressed the need to capitalize on the wealth of experience of seniors and the technical expertise of youth. A transcript of the interview will be posted here soon.

Ms. Sylvie Bigras of The Ontario Trillium Foundation congratulates PACE 2000 on the launch of PACE-2-Face

PACE 2000 is pleased to announce the launch of its new program; PACE-2-Face™ Tele-mentoring.  This innovative program uses customized videoconferencing and web collaboration features designed for use by computer use novices including frail seniors or the handicapped.  Users maintain continous face-to-face visual and aural contact with their partners while exploiting the power of the PC and the World Wide Web for an enchanced learning experience. One of the key applications for PACE-2-Face is the learning of a second language with at Francophone senior as a mentor working with an Anglophone student for the learning of the French language.  Click here to see the Press Release on the launch of this exciting program.

Thursday Mar 31 On Thursday Mar 31 the Ottawa Citizen newspaper featured Evelyn Shore in here role as a participant in the PACE 2000 Virtual Playschool in its High Tech Section.


PACE 2000's Video Screening Room

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  Play video clips from television news reports featuring the activities of the PACE 2000 Intergenerational Virtual Village Videoconferencing Sessions. The sessions include Tele-physiotherapy, the Virtual Play-school and Cross-Cultural Exchanges




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