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June 13, 2018
Toronto Paramedic Services and Local 416 to deliver craft materials to Camp Ooch by ambulance
Media are invited to join Commander Peter Rotolo of Toronto Paramedic Services, Eddie Mariconda, president of the Toronto Civic Employees Union Local 416, and paramedic John Flengas tomorrow when they deliver hundreds of craft items donated by Toronto Paramedic Services employees and TCEU Local 416. The items were collected during the annual Camp Ooch craft drive.

Date: Thursday, June 14
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Downtown Camp Ooch, 464 Bathurst St.

Photo opportunity: The ambulance will arrive at 10 a.m. and the craft supplies will be unloaded. The paramedics and the Local 416 representative will be available for interviews.

This is the second year Toronto Paramedic Services and TCEU Local 416 have co-ordinated an employee fundraising drive to support the camp.

Many people know there is a Camp Oochigeas (usually shortened to "Camp Ooch") in Muskoka. It is less well known that there is one in Toronto, on Bathurst Street, as well as one housed in the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Camp Ooch is a volunteer-based organization that provides opportunities for personal growth to children with cancer.

This annual campaign is near and dear to the hearts of Toronto Paramedic Services' employees. In the past two years, more than $10,000 in craft materials and musical/sound systems have been donated to the camp by generous employees and partner donors.

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Kim McKinnon
Toronto Paramedic Services
416-392- 2255



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