Paramedics to be honoured at awards dinner on May 27

National Paramedic Services Week is May 25 to 31

Guelph, ON, May 26, 2014 – To celebrate this year’s Paramedic Services Week, May 25 to 31, Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services (GWEMS) is hosting its inaugural celebration and awards dinner on Tuesday, May 27.

During the evening, GWEMS will recognize a paramedic’s volunteer contributions and individuals who are nominated for the Ontario Award for Paramedic Bravery and/or prestigious Governor General Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. Service pins and provincial ribbons will also be handed out.

Lily Brousseau, a Grade 6 student at St. Mary Catholic School in Elora will read her winning essay entitled ‘Paramedics are essential in a community.’ Brousseau is the winner of the Paramedic for a Day contest.


Celebration and awards dinner


Karen Farbridge, Mayor, City of Guelph

Chris White, Warden, County of Wellington

Derek McCaughan, Executive Director, Operations, Transit and Emergency Services, City of Guelph

Shawn Armstrong, General Manager, Emergency Services

Stephen Dewar, Chief, Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services

Advanced Care and Primary Care Paramedics


Fergus Legion, 500 Blair Road, Fergus, Ontario


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Opening ceremony 7 p.m. (speeches and awards presentation)


For more information

Leanne Swantko
Deputy Chief
Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Services
519-822-1260 extension 2105