Scouts will provide free CPR orientation sessions to the community and participate in a conservation project for the Pitt River Intertidal Wetlands
OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Scouts Canada has issued a challenge to all Canadians to join them in doing at least one good turn for someone else and asking the recipient to pay it forward for Good Turn Week from April 26 - May 4. While a good turn can be simple - like holding the door open for someone or buying a coffee for the person in line behind you - Scouts in Richmond and Port Coquitlam are taking it to the next level.
The 89th Richmond MedVents will share important life-saving skills with the community through free, non-certification CPR orientation sessions for up to 144 community residents. The session will equip community members with lifesaving skills, knowledge, and take home materials. Up to 40,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada every year. Without rapid treatment, most of these result in death (Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2013).
Community members can register for one of the CPR sessions at http://bit.ly/1i6DnEv.
|| Saturday, April 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 12:00 p.m.
|| Cambie Secondary School - Portable 1
4151 Jacombs Road, Richmond
|| 89th Richmond MedVents
Venturer Scouts (ages 14-17) and Rover Scouts (ages 18-26) groups that focus on medical training and skills
1st Port Coquitlam Scouts will build nesting boxes to be placed in the Pitt River Intertidal Wetlands for Purple Martins, whose population has severely diminished due to logging, urban development and the introduction of non-native bird species.
|DATE/TIME:||Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30pm|
|| École Mary Hill Elementary,
1890 Humber Crescent, Port Coquitlam
|WHO:||1st Port Coquitlam Scouts and Ventrurer Scouts (ages 11-17)|
About Scouts Canada
Kids in Scouts have fun adventures, discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't discover elsewhere. Along the way, they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. For tens of thousands of children and youth across Canada, Scouts is the start of something great. Scouts Canada is the country's leading co-ed youth organization, with 100,000 members nationwide. Scouts Canada offers programming for children and youth aged 5-26 in multiple languages, reflecting Canada's multicultural landscape and communities. For more information, visit Scouts.ca.
Scouts Canada is a not-for-profit organization (Charitable Registration No. 10776 1694 RR0028) and a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.
SOURCE: Scouts Canada
For further information:
Onsite Contact for Port Coquitlam:
Aynsley Meldrum, 604-562-4471
Onsite Contact for Richmond:
Krysta Cowling, 604-722-6609