Nestlé Waters Canada donation to Canada’s 911 Ride nets Guelph Hospital and Puslinch public defibrillators

To Press Releases listAug 20, 2011

Nestlé Waters Canada donation to Canada’s 911 Ride nets Guelph Hospital and Puslinch public defibrillators

Company donates $7,200 worth of life-saving equipment locally

PUSLINCH, Ontario -- Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced it has donated $7,200 to Canada’s 911 Ride Foundation, resulting in the Township of Puslinch and Guelph General Hospital 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).

“We are very thankful to Nestlé Waters Canada for hosting a barbecue luncheon for about 200 of our volunteer riders as well as for donating $7,200 towards the purchase of two public defibrillators,” said Daniel Lawrence, President, Canada’s 911 Ride. “Wellington County will be able to deal with the emergency health needs of some of those residents in cardiac arrest just that much quicker as a result of the Company’s donation.”

“On behalf of the residents of Puslinch, we wish to thank Canada’s 911 Ride and Nestlé Waters Canada for this life-saving donation,” said Dennis Lever, Mayor, Township of Puslinch. “Having a public defibrillator available in the Optimist Recreation Centre will afford all users of that facility additional peace of mind in the event of a health emergency.”

“Our Company is honoured to have the opportunity to host the Canada 911 Ride at our facilities and, further, pleased to be able to donate to the ride in a way that provides a significant life-saving health benefit to our community,” said John Zupo, President, Nestlé Waters Canada. “Canada’s 911 Ride is greatly improving the quality of life for children victimized by violent crime, families who loved ones are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty and those who require immediate help because of heart attacks suffered some distance away from a hospital.”
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 or contact:

Daniel Lawrence
President, Board of Directors
Canada’s 911 Ride
Telephone: (416) 803-6600
Email: or

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 450 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

For further information, please visit our web site at or contact:

John B. Challinor II   APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441