Falstaff Breakfast Club for Kids to be renamed in honour of Toronto EMS Paramedic Rick Boustead |
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Emergency Medical Services - Toronto's first and longest running nutritional
program for children, the Falstaff Breakfast Club for Kids, is being renamed in
honour of Rick Boustead, a paramedic with Toronto Emergency Medical Services.
A plaque honouring the "Rick Boustead Falstaff Breakfast Club for Kids" will be
presented to Rick Boustead by Toronto City Councillor Frank Di Giorgio on
behalf of Mayor Lastman and Members of Toronto City Council, at 30 Falstaff
Avenue at a ceremony taking place on Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 a.m.
Rick Boustead has served proudly as a Toronto EMS paramedic for 27 years and
has a distinguished record of service to the citizens and communities of
Toronto. Since 1999 he has served as Supervisor, Media Relations and
Communications. He has been off work recently due to a serious illness and is
currently at Sunnybrook Hospital.
The Falstaff Breakfast Club for Kids was started in 1984 to provide the
children of the Jane/Falstaff community with a nutritious meal to start their
day. The program grew to become a safe place for children to get exposure to
cultural events like Caribana and Black History Month.
"Rick has selflessly devoted his time and effort to the Toronto Children's
Breakfast Club for more than ten years," said Ron Kelusky, General Manager of
Toronto Emergency Medical Services. "He's driven kids to events and secured
corporate sponsorships. He was instrumental in bringing Toronto EMS on board as
a partner in the program, a relationship of which our organization continues to
be very proud. Through Rick's efforts, a refurbished EMS van was donated to
the Toronto Children's Breakast Club for use in transporting children and
picking up supplies and donations."
The Toronto Children's Breakfast Club is a non-profit charitable organization,
operated by donations from corporations and individuals, that holds the
philosophy that every child is entitled to a nutritious breakfast. An estimated
4,000 to 5,000 school age children are fed a nutritious breakfast weekly and
are offered social and intellectual stimulation at the17 breakfast clubs
operating across Toronto. For more information, see the Toronto Children's
Breakfast Club Web site at: www.torontochildrensbreakfastclub.org/ieindex.htm.