Joann Villeneuve becomes the spokesperson for St. John Ambulance in Québec

    MONTREAL, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Daniel Pépin and André Lepage,
respectively Chair and designated or incoming Chair of St. John Ambulance's
Québec council, are pleased to announce that Joann Villeneuve has been
appointed as Québec's spokesperson for St. John Ambulance. Ms. Villeneuve will
help increase the visibility and the outreach of St. John Ambulance's
volunteer first-aid activities in Québec.
    "As a wife and mother of F1 drivers, I appreciate the importance of
St. John Ambulance volunteers' contributions to their community and fellow
citizens," says Ms. Villeneuve. "Their 23-year presence on Montréal's F1
circuit attests to their commitment to improving Quebeckers' health, safety
and quality of life by offering medical first responder services at these
    St. John Ambulance has more than 3240 volunteers in Québec and is one of
the largest volunteer networks in the country. Volunteers contribute roughly
318,060 volunteer hours a year by offering services to various groups across
Québec. Although the hours St. John Ambulance volunteers contribute may be
worth millions of dollars, their contribution to Quebeckers' safety is
    "We are very proud to have Joann Villeneuve's cooperation and support as
spokesperson for St. John Ambulance," says André Lepage. "Her understanding of
St. John Ambulance's importance to Québec will be of great value in increasing
and developing our activities here over the next few years. St. John Ambulance
not only offers Canada's most complete training courses to businesses,
individuals and groups, but also ski patrol services, emergency intervention
services, pet therapy and first responder services for large events."

    St. John Ambulance and the F1 Grand Prix:

    For more than 23 years, over 120 volunteers have donated their time and
knowledge to ensure F1 fans stay safe and healthy.
    St. John Ambulance volunteers, known for being well-trained and
well-equipped, are present at countless public events to offer basic and
advanced emergency first aid. This means that St. John Ambulance emergency
first responders are the first on the scene and the first to intervene in the
critical few minutes following an accident, until medical help arrives. Each
year, St. John Ambulance volunteers attend thousands of events like the F1,
every hockey game at the Bell Centre, the hot air balloon festival in
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, every Alouettes game at the McGill stadium, various
rock concerts, and many other events.

    About St. John Ambulance

    St. John Ambulance is Canada's primary provider of first aid care and CPR
training (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). Over the last 125 years, St. John
Ambulance has offered an extensive line of training and first aid services to
businesses, governments, schools and the public.

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For further information:

For further information: Marie-Josée Allaire, Exacto Communications,
(514) 273-3793,; Source: Susan Barthe - Chief Executive
Officer, St. John Ambulance, (514) 842-4801,

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