Paramedics to be honoured at awards dinner on September 16

Guelph, Ont., September 13, 2016 – The Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service (GWPS) will host its third annual celebration and awards dinner on Friday, September 16.

During the evening, GWPS will present a certificate recognizing the recipient of the Governor General Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal. Service pins will be handed out to paramedics to recognize years of service to the community. GWPS will also recognize individuals who have made contributions to the Community Health Assessment Program, part of the Community Paramedicine initiative.

In addition, members of the GWPS Ride for Heart bike team will present public access defibrillators to Maryborough Community Centre, University of Guelph, John McCrae Public School, where a student experienced a cardiac arrest last year, and to the City’s Operations department, located at 45 Municipal St., in memory of Rod Keller, general manager of Operations.


Celebration and awards dinner


Cam Guthrie, Mayor, City of Guelph
Chris White, Councillor, County of Wellington
Derrick Thomson, CAO, City of Guelph
Colleen Clack, DCAO Public Services, City of Guelph
Andy MacDonald, General Manager, Emergency Services
Stephen Dewar, Chief, Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service
GWPS Advanced Care and Primary Care Paramedics
Maryborough Community Centre, University of Guelph, John McCrae Public School, and City of Guelph—recipients of public access defibrillators.


River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street, Guelph


Friday, September 16
Dinner 6 p.m.
Opening ceremony 7 p.m. (speeches/awards presentation)

For more information

Leanne Swantko
Deputy Chief
Guelph-Wellington Paramedic Service
Emergency Services
519-822-1260 extension 2105
[email protected]