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
Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services
519-822-1260 extension 2105