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September 16, 2003
Media Advisory: Toronto EMS paramedics loading container bound for Sri Lanka
  
Emergency Medical Services - Toronto EMS paramedics and community volunteers
will be working together tomorrow to load donated medical equipment, text
books, and computers into a 40-foot sea container bound for Sri Lanka.

A team of Toronto EMS paramedics and emergency department nurses from Mount
Sinai Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital will travel to war-torn northern
Sri Lanka on November 7. They will start an emergency medicine capacity
building project being organized by Global Medic, the operational arm of the
David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). This mission will help restore the
medical infrastructure of an area devastated by more than 20 years of civil
war.

Date: Wednesday, September 17

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Toronto EMS 38 Station, 259 Horner Avenue, Toronto
(southwest corner of Horner and Kipling - three lights south of the Gardiner)

The container loading event provides an excellent opportunity for members of
the media to meet the paramedics and nurses on the team, see the impressive
collection of donated equipment, and learn more about the programs run by
Global Medic.

Media contacts:
Rahul Singh, Global Medic (DMGF), 416-998-7813 (cell)
Larry Roberts, Toronto EMS Media Relations, 416-392-2255



 

 

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