Free CPR course in Armstrong

Public health nurses in Armstrong believe cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) knowledge is important for a community.

City council concurs.

Council voted to donate $200 from the mayor’s emerging issues fund to help with Armstrong’s CPR Education Day, slated for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Armstrong Bible Chapel.

“Our goals for this project are building capacity in the community through CPR education, awareness and training,” wrote Brianna Courteen-Nurse, a fourth-year nursing student from Kamloops’ Thompson Rivers University, who wrote to council on behalf of the public health nurses at Armstrong’s Pleasant Valley Health Centre.

CPR Education Day is a chance for residents to learn CPR for free.

Two training classes will be put on by St. Johns Ambulance from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The entry fee for the course is a donation of food or a toy for the local food bank’s Christmas hampers.

The Armstrong Bible Chapel, located at 2145 Rosedale Avenue, donated its facility for the project.

For more information, or to register for one of the two classes, call Wendy at 250-546-4720, or Carla at 250-546-3465.


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