Nestlé Waters Canada Donation to Canada’s 911 Ride Helps Guelph Police Services and Puslinch Fire Department

To Press Releases listAug 19, 2013

Nestlé Waters Canada Donation to Canada’s 911 Ride Helps Guelph Police Services and Puslinch Fire Department

Company donates $5,200 worth of life-saving public defibrillator equipment

PUSLINCH, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it has donated $5,200 to Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation, resulting in Guelph Police Services and the Township of Puslinch Fire Department each receiving one public defibrillator.

A public defibrillator is a portable electronic device that provides out-of-hospital emergency treatment by first responders to those suffering from cardiac arrest, principally by applying an electric shock to restore the heart’s natural rhythm.

Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation raises several thousands of dollars annually through its annual ride towards the provision of public defibrillators (working in conjunction with the Mikey Network) as well as to support children victimized by violent crime, families of fallen emergency service personnel and returning military personnel injured in the line of duty (through the Soldier On Program).

“Once again, we are extremely thankful to Nestlé Waters Canada for hosting a barbecue luncheon for about 200 of our volunteer riders as well as for donating $5,200 towards the purchase of two public defibrillators,” said Daniel Lawrence, President, Canada’s 911 Ride. “The public defibrillator donated to Guelph Police Services will be in memory of Constable Jennifer Kovach.”


 Photo credit: Photo courtesy Greg Henkenhaf, Canada’s 911 Ride

Nestlé Waters Canada donated a public defibrillator to Guelph Police Services in memory of the late Constable Jennifer Kovach. On hand for the presentation are, from l. to r., Canada’s 911 Ride President Dan Lawrence; Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Staff Inspector Dave Marks; City of Guelph Councillor Gloria Kovach (Jennifer’s mother); Guelph Police Services Chief Bryan Larkin; The Mike Network Executive Director Morty Henkle; and John Challinor, Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Waters Canada.
 

“On behalf of the men and women who serve the City of Guelph as police officers, I want to thank Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s 911 Ride and the Mikey Network for the donation of the public defibrillator in memory of Constable Jennifer Kovach,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief, Guelph Police Services. “This equipment will help to protect those who protect all of us.”

“On behalf of the residents of Puslinch and Township staff, we wish to thank Canada’s 911 Ride, the Mikey Network and Nestlé Waters Canada for this life-saving donation,” said Dennis Lever, Mayor, Township of Puslinch. “Having a public defibrillator at our Fire Hall will afford all employees and visitors peace of mind in the event of a health emergency.”

“Many, many residents and staff pass through the Fire Hall and our nearby Township offices in a day – and having a wall-mounted public defibrillator at the ready will help our team save a life, should it ever come to that,” explained Robert Gordon, Fire Chief, Township of Puslinch Fire Department. “On behalf of the men and women who work and volunteer in fire safety in our community, thanks to the Mikey Network, Nestlé Waters Canada and Canada’s 911 Ride for this very generous donation.”


Photo credit: Photo courtesy Greg Henkenhaf, Canada’s 911 Ride

Nestlé Waters Canada donated a public defibrillator to Puslinch Fire Department. On hand for the presentation are, from l.to. r., The Mike Network Executive Director Morty Henkle; John Challinor, Director of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Waters Canada; Puslinch Fire Department Chief Robert Gordon; Township of Puslinch Councillor Wayne Stokley; and Metropolitan Toronto Police Services Staff Inspector Dave Marks.

“Canada’s 911 Ride is making life better for children victimized by violent crime, for families whose loved ones are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty and for those who require immediate assistance because of heart attacks suffered some distance away from a hospital,” said John Zupo, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “We are pleased and honoured to have the opportunity to host the Canada 911 Ride at our facilities for the second time in three years – and to be able to give back to the community in a way that saves lives.”

About Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation

Established in 2006 in Markham, Ontario, Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation is an annual motorcycle fundraising ride escorted by police departments across the province of Ontario.  The Foundation’s mission is to host an annual police-escorted motorcycle ride to raise funds and awareness of its causes, including helping children victimized by violent crime, assisting families whose loved ones were killed or seriously injured in the line of military or civilian service duty and working with the Mikey Network to make public defibrillators more readily available to help save lives.

For further information, please visit the Foundation’s web site at www.canadas911ride.com or contact:

Daniel Lawrence
President, Board of Directors
Canada’s 911 Ride
Telephone: (416) 803-6600
Email: info@canadas911ride.com or dan@marhhamoutdoorpower.com

About Nestlé Waters Canada

Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Email: john.challinor@waters.nestle.com

Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370
Email: jalton@national.ca