TORONTO, Feb. 6 /CNW/ - The Honourable David C. Onley will attend the 7th
Annual Tema Conter Memorial Trust Gala on Saturday February 9, 2008 to present
Public Service Awards to members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The awards recognize the work done by members of the Operational Stress
Injury Social Support Program (OSISS) who provide assistance to Canadian
Forces personnel and veterans that are affected by Post Traumatic Stress or
depression resulting from military service.
The Trust was founded by former Toronto Paramedic Vince Savoia who in
1988 suffered Critical Incident Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
following a horrific call.
"We are dedicated to conducting research and raising awareness about Post
Traumatic Stress among police officers, paramedics, firefighters and members
of the Canadian military. It is important that we recognize the valuable work
done by the OSISS program", said Vince Savoia.
"We are pleased that His Honour will be present to recognize these
members of the Canadian Armed Forces who go above and beyond the call of duty
to help their colleagues in times of psychological stress", added Savoia.
The Lieutenant Governor will present the awards at The Hilton Garden Inn,
Toscana Ballroom, 3201 Highway 7 West (Hwy 400/Hwy 7), Vaughan, Ontario.
The evening's Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Randolph Mantooth who portrayed
Paramedic/Firefighter Johnny Gage from TVs "Emergency!"
For further information:
For further information: Media Contact: Lucy Campisi, Media Relations
Director, Tema Conter Memorial Trust, (416) 258-8462; Nanda Casucci-Byrne,
Office of the Lieutenant Governor, (416) 325-7780