Month: July 2018

HSAA welcomes continuing spotlight on EMS issues

Media Statement on Liberal EMS hotline July 23, 2018 The Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA), which represents paramedics in Alberta, welcomes any initiative that brings attention to the lack of resources in Alberta’s Emergency Services (EMS) system. “Our members have been telling us for years that they are stretched to breaking point by a system that doesn’t have the resources to do the difficult job they need to do,” says Trudy Thomson, vice-president of HSAA,…

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MS bike ride a struggle, but in a worthy cause

On June 9 and 10, I successfully completed MS Bike – the Multiple Sclerosis bike ride of 180 kms from Leduc to Camrose. On the second day, I was soaked with rain, peeling myself off the seat and so exhausted. I humbly reminded myself that there was an end in sight for me, that this struggle would be over within hours and that it was only temporary, a brief insight into the lifelong struggle for those…

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Another Corporate Challenge has ended but it’s been the best one yet!

Our Corporate Challenge 2018 AHS Cancer Care team really want to thank HSAA’s Social Justice committee for its $500 sponsorship! We had a really fun year in the Red Division against 30 other very large Edmonton and area employers. We participated in 22 of the 26 events ranging from road race to lawn bowling to “Unknown Challenge.” We achieved gold in cribbage, silver in badminton, a fourth-place finish in bunnock and were in the top eight in…

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Families flock to fun revolution

Revolution Love Live, an annual action-packed, family friendly, all-ages, free community event took place at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza on June 9 in perfect weather. There was hula hooping with Anna Kittilsen, hip hop with the Magoo Crew and live music and juggling with me, Mitch Cedar, an HSAA member, event creator, producer and frontman for the group the Revolution Sonics. It was a fun-filled afternoon with lots of people, big and small trying out these different activities and wading in the…

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