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December 16, 2009
Elementary students, and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) staff present a holiday surprise to Canadian troops
Chief Bruce Farr, General Manager Toronto EMS, Colonel Stephen Cadden, Chief of Staff, Land Force Central Area/Joint Task Force Central, the Grade 8 students of Beverley Heights Middle School, and the Grade 2 and 3 students of Weston Memorial Junior Public School will send $10 Tim Horton’s Gift Cards to Canadian troops serving overseas, just in time for Christmas.

When: Thursday, December 17
Time: 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Location: Toronto EMS Headquarters, 4330 Dufferin St.

Media will be able to speak with and photograph Toronto EMS staff, Middle and Elementary School students and Toronto residents who have responded to the “Share A Cup With A Brave Canuck! Challenge.”

On October 28, Chief Bruce Farr launched the “Share A Cup With A Brave Canuck! Challenge” to Canadians and the EMS Chiefs of Canada.

The challenge was to send enough $10 Tim Cards, with a personal of message of thanks to every Canadian Soldier serving in Afghanistan over this holiday season. The results of the challenge will be announced at this event.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and livability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Kim McKinnon, Coordinator Public Information and Media, 416-392-2255,
Ric Rangel-Bron, Manager Operations, 416-392-2125,
Dave Ralph, Manager of Community Safeguard Services, 416-392-2197,



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