DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2015) -

WHERE: Sands Secondary School
10840 - 82 Avenue Delta,
BC V4C 2B3
WHEN: Monday, November 9, 2015; media invited at 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Launch of ACT High School CPR and Defibrillator Program in School District No. 37 Delta.
Every year, 1,500 students from the seven public secondary schools will learn how to use a defibrillator in addition to CPR skills. Schools will also receive, as needed, a defibrillator for on-site cardiac emergencies.
Event will feature dynamic demonstrations of students taking action in cardiac arrest emergencies.
The ACT Foundation is the charitable organization that is establishing free CPR and defibrillator training programs in secondary schools across Canada. In British Columbia, the ACT Foundation is working with provincial partner BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and paramedics to bring this program to secondary schools. The ACT Foundation finds partners to donate the mannequins and AED training units to schools to enable teachers to train students.
WHO: Secondary school students
MLA for Delta North, Scott Hamilton
MLA for Delta South, Vicki Huntington
School district No. 37 and community representatives
Delta Mayor, Lois E. Jackson
Lead community partner: RBC
Provincial partner: BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)
National health partners: AstraZeneca Canada, Pfizer Canada and Sanofi Canada

Contact Information:

Nives Jahibasic
Communications Coordinator, ACT Foundation
Tel: 613-729-3455
Toll: 800-465-9111