Media Advisory: Toronto’s Emergency Services rally to support Hurricane Ivan victims|
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Toronto EMS paramedics working with the David McAntony Gibson Foundation (DMGF)
are teaming up with Toronto Police Service and Fire Services personnel to help
victims of Hurricane Ivan. Paramedics, fire fighters, and police officers are
volunteering their time to help load over 50,000 pounds of aid to be sent to
Grenada. To date, the DMGF has shipped over 75,000 pounds of medical aid, food
and water to the Caribbean. In addition, the DMGF deployed a disaster response
team comprised of paramedics and other health care workers to Grenada in
The container loading event is also intended to raise awareness of the upcoming
charity concert, “Canadiana For The Caribbean” which will feature Rik Emmett,
the Good Brothers, Barney Bentall, emcee Rompin’ Ronnie Hawkins and other
Canadian artists. The concert will be held on Wednesday, November 17 at Kool
Haus, 132 Queen’s Quay E., at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at
Ticketmaster. Concert proceeds will go to help Hurricane victims in the
Date: Tuesday, November 9
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Place: Toronto Emergency Services Headquarters
4330 Dufferin St.
This will be an excellent opportunity to meet the frontline men and women who
serve our community while they volunteer time to help those in need overseas.
Video and photo opportunities will be available for media outlets.
The Canadiana for the Caribbean concert is being organized by Toronto Maple
Reefers Parrothead Club and Volcano North Entertainment in conjunction with
DMGF, Toronto Councillors Michael Thompson and Bas Balkissoon, and Mayor David
Rahul Singh, David McAntony Gibson Foundation, 647-885-7311
Larry Roberts, Toronto EMS Media Relations Coordinator, 416-392-2255