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May 12, 2011
$25K sponsorship announced for Children's Program Room at Henderson Library
Released: 10:33 a.m.

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Mayor Sam Katz, joined by Sandy Shindleman, President of Shindico Realty, today announced a Sponsor Winnipeg contribution of $25,000. Since the launch of Sponsor Winnipeg, the City has generated over $1.3 million to enhance civic programs and services. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - May 12, 2011 - Mayor Sam Katz, joined by Sandy Shindleman, President of Shindico Realty, today announced a Sponsor Winnipeg contribution of $25,000. As a result of this contribution, a room in the newly-renovated Henderson Libary will be called the Akman/Shindleman Children's Program Room.

"Sponsor Winnipeg was created in the spirit of connecting all of those who want to give back to the community that has given to them, and provides a multitude of opportunities to do so," said Mayor Sam Katz. "This contribution by the Akman and Shindleman families assists with the cost of renovations recently completed at the Henderson Library."

"We are very happy to be able to contribute to the Children's Program Room at the Henderson Library," said Sandy Shindleman, President of Shindico Realty. "This library has been a staple in the community in its current location for 50 years and its busy use is a great testament to young learners."

Sponsor Winnipeg is a partnership program which provides public-spirited individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations, and community groups with opportunities to sponsor a wide variety of City of Winnipeg assets and programs, in return for naming rights, legacy opportunities and other marketing benefits associated with sponsorship of City facilities and services.

This continuing program supports the City's commitment to deliver high quality services to the citizens of Winnipeg by generating new revenue sources.

For more information about Sponsor Winnipeg, visit www.sponsorwinnipeg.ca.

Since the launch of Sponsor Winnipeg, the City has generated over $1.3 million to enhance civic programs and services.


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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service hosting EMS Week, May 13 - 21
Released: 1:59 p.m.

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EMS Week 2011 is being held across Canada May 13 - 21, 2011. (for more details, please read the full media release below)

WINNIPEG - May 12, 2011 - EMS Week 2011 is being held across Canada May 13 - 21, 2011. The Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service (WFPS) is working with its partners to provide a variety of educational and entertaining activities, to highlight the emergency medical system in our community.

Friday, May 13

What: 3rd Annual EMS Night at the Shaw Ballpark
Where: Shaw Park
Time: Game Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Emergency service members and their families are invited to join the department to cheer on the Goldeyes who will take on the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. The first pitch will be thrown by a WFPS member.

Sunday, May 15

What: 3rd Annual EMS Bike Ride in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba
Where: Assiniboine Park
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
EMS and emergency service personnel from across the province and the general public are invited to participate.

Registration forms, pledge forms and event information can be found at: www.emsbikeride.ca

Monday, May 16

What: 3rd Annual Celebration of Life Awards Ceremony
Where: 510 Main Street, Administration Building 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
Time: 11:00 a.m.
WFPS members and civilians will be recognized for their extraordinary service and their contributions to help make Winnipeg a safe community.

Dignitaries in attendance:
The Honourable Theresa Oswald, Minister of Health, Province of Manitoba
Mayor Sam Katz, City of Winnipeg
Chief Jim Brennan, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Tuesday, May 17

What: Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Recognition
Where: University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus, 727 McDermot Avenue
Time: 10:00 a.m.
The WFPS and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba will showcase the University of Manitoba Bannatyne Campus' implementation of a PAD at their facility and unveil a guide to assist other organizations implement PAD technology.

Wednesday, May 18

What: EMS Children's Day at the Zoo
Where: Assiniboine Park Zoo
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WFPS and the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) in partnership with the Assiniboine Park Zoo will host an Emergency Services Children's Day for schools and the general public, which will highlight health and safety messages and include guided tours, activities and displays.

Thursday, May 19

What: Semi-automated external defibrillator (SAED) and Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Awareness
Where: 11 participating schools
Time: 10:00 a.m.
The WFPS and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba will provide CPR and SAED awareness and training to grade 11 and 12 students at participating Winnipeg schools. Over the course of EMS Week, a total of 15 schools and over 2,000 students will participate.

Friday, May 20

What: Senior EMS Awareness Campaign launch
Where: Further details to be released
Time: Further details to be released
The WFPS will launch an injury prevention and EMS awareness campaign for Winnipeg seniors.


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