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October 16, 2003
Media Advisory: Toronto Paramedics and Mac's Convenience Stores support our troops in Operation Booster Shot
  
Toronto paramedics and Mac's Convenience Stores are teaming up to thank
Canadian Forces troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Date: Friday, October 17

Time: 10 a.m.

Place: Mac's Convenience Stores, Central Division
10 Commander Blvd., Scarborough (west of
McCowan, north of Sheppard)

A Toronto Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedic, Sarah Zourdoumis, shared
stories from her brother, who is serving with Canadian Forces troops in
Afghanistan, with some of her colleagues. Besides missing home, our soldiers
miss some other personal items they can't get abroad like magazines and
non-perishable items like licorice, gum and powdered drinks. She thought it
would be nice to send them a thank you package.

The idea caught on among the paramedics who dubbed their effort 'Operation
Booster Shot.' Donation boxes have been placed in all Toronto EMS stations and
paramedics took it upon themselves to contact corporations to ask for
appropriate donations.

Mac's Convenience Stores came through with a large donation of magazines, gum
and candy.

Come meet the paramedics involved and the Mac's staff who made the donation
happen, as the paramedics pick up Mac's donations tomorrow morning.

The Mac's donations, along with all the other materials collected by paramedics
or donated by companies, will be sent to CFB Trenton in coming weeks and flown
to Afghanistan as a thank you to our Canadian troops serving there as part of
Operation Athena.

Media contact:
Peter Macintyre, Toronto EMS, 416-392-2069



 

 

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