Media Advisory
June 24, 2019

Amanda Feld, a grade 9, Ursula Franklin Academy student and recent award winner for the video she produced about the importance of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), will return to teach CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) use to her former primary school classmates. She originally learned CPR in grade six at Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School in a session taught by Toronto Paramedic Services.

Date:  Tuesday, June 25
Time:  12:45 p.m.
Location: Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School gymnasium, 734 Palmerston Ave.

Amanda recently entered a video contest sponsored by Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City Program and Enbridge Gas Inc. The contest was created to build awareness of the importance of bystander CPR and AED use in saving the life of someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest. The video is available here:

She and her brother Joshua won $5,000 for their current school, the Ursula Franklin Academy.  They are both also graduates of Palmerston Avenue Junior Public School.  Amanda will instruct a class of 50 grade 5 and 6 students from her class, supported by Commander Jon Lane from Toronto Paramedic Services’ Safe City Program.

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Kim McKinnon
Toronto Paramedic Services