Sports Ticker

BRIEFS: Stranded canoeist rescued; Paramedics hosting Ride-A-Thon

Timmins Daily Press

OPP rescue stranded canoeist

HEARST — On Monday, at approximately 11:15 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a stranded canoeist approximately 50 kilometres north of Mattice, Ontario on the Missinaibi River.

The canoeist was located in good health by the OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) with the assistance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).

The OPP would like to remind outdoor enthusiasts of the importance of planning and being properly equipped when enjoying outdoor activities.

Paramedics raising money for national monument

Paramedics of Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services will be hosting a Ride-a-Thon at the Timmins CDSSAB building at 500 Algonquin Blvd. E. outside the ambulance bays.

This event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Friday.

Paramedics will be on stationary bicycles and pedaling for eight hours in hopes of raising money for the Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation.

The Canadian Paramedic Memorial Foundation is committed to building a national monument in Ottawa to honour all Canadian paramedics who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The monument will recognize the dedication and sacrifice of our fallen paramedics and be a place for family, friends and colleagues to mourn and remember.

Every September since 2013, paramedics from Cochrane District EMS have participated in the annual Tour Paramedic Ride, riding bicycles over 500 kilometres, from Toronto to Ottawa. The goal is to raise money for the building of the monument and to raise mental health awareness in the First Responder community.

The public can show its support with cash donations and by purchasing Paramedic Ride water bottles. If they’re hungry, they can also purchase hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers from North Dog – Hot Dog Cart & Catering, who will be on-site and graciously donating 100% of the proceeds to the cause.

Go to Source