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November 30, 2005
Media Advisory - Toys for Kids for Christmas - 16th Annual Paramedics Memorial Charity Hockey Tournament
Come out and see paramedics from across Ontario compete for fun, collect toys
for kids, and raise money for charity at the 16th Annual Paramedics Memorial
Charity Hockey Tournament, which is being held this Thursday and Friday at The
Pavilion arena in Thornhill.

The tournament, which is organized by Toronto EMS Paramedic Bruce Normington,
includes teams of paramedics representing Toronto, Dufferin, Muskoka, Peel,
Simcoe, Waterloo and York Region.

Portions of this year’s proceeds will go to the Simcoe County Toy Drive, the
Amanda Finch Memorial Bursary (in honour of the Waterloo Region Paramedic who
passed away suddenly last year), the Steve Surman Family Trust Fund (in support
of the Peel Region paramedic who was paralyzed in a motorcycle crash in August)
and the York Region Tender Wishes Foundation.

Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and
Friday December 2, 2005 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Pavilion Arena, 130 Racco Pkwy (east of Dufferin St., just south of Hwy
407), Thornhill

Media Availability:
Tournament Organizer Bruce Normington will be playing with his Toronto EMS
Paramedic Team on Thursday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m and again on Friday at 9 a.m.,
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. He will be available, along with other paramedics, for
comment and photo opportunities before and after each of the games.

Media Contacts:

Bruce Normington
Toronto EMS
416-937-8499 (cell)

Larry Roberts
Toronto EMS Media Relations and Communications
416-392-2255 (office)
416-708-8125 (cell)



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