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I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
June 21-27, 2021 asSt. John Ambulance Week
WHEREAS; 2021 represents the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Barrie Simcoe Muskoka Branch of St. John Ambulance; and
WHEREAS; The Barrie Simcoe Muskoka Branch of St. John Ambulance has been serving the community since 1941 and fulfilling our mission to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service; and
WHEREAS; This branch supports six volunteer community service groups, including two Medical First Response units, two Therapy Dog units, one Youth unit and one Car Seat Educator Team; and
WHEREAS; Last year, as possible during the pandemic, the 181 volunteers of the Branch provided the community with approximately 11,750 hours of volunteer services; and
WHEREAS; In 2020, 61 Medical First Response volunteers attended 23 events, treated 7 casualties, and contributed over 3,971 hours of volunteer service.  In 2020, 80 Therapy Dog volunteers completed 2,074 in-person and virtual visits to 70 facilities including seniors’ residences, hospitals, and schools, bringing comfort and companionship to all they visited, and contributed over 5,024 volunteer hours.  In 2020, 11 Youth volunteers learned about becoming better citizens, while developing leadership skills and contributed over 813 volunteer hours.  In 2020, seven Car Seat Safety Team members educated 79 parents and caregivers on the proper way to install car seats and contributed over 525 volunteer hours.  In 2019, volunteers trained 200 residents in a free Mass CPR, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Barrie, to strengthen our community.

THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim the week of June 21 to June 27, 2021 as “St. John Ambulance Week.”

- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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