A big thank you to all of our staff who took the opportunity to participate in an hour long CPR and AED device training sessions that was offered this week as part of our month long Make a Difference Days. Hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation the session provided hands on training with a qualified instructor to prepare us for how to make a difference in a situation where it may be critically needed. The session was fast, fun, informative and our instructor made lots of time to answer our many questions. She shared that she herself had become involved as a trainer as a result of a family member having a heart attack and wanting to be more prepared if the situation ever arose again. We were able to welcome five representatives from our community partners at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley and Big Brothers Big Sister Central Vancouver Island to take part in the sessions alongside our team.
What a wonderful way to keep warm for a good cause today!! Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sun Life Financial did an awesome job raising awareness and money for a great cause. I am super grateful I was asked to partake in this event with a truly caring company! They brought the "sun" out today!
It was awesome to rock the BIG Bike today with the Sun Life Financial crew! It was a fun ride and felt great to support the important work that the people from the Heart and Stroke Foundation do every day. This is a prime example of a local caring company helping to raise money for an organization, so they can fulfill their mission and their new slogan: "Life. We don’t want you to miss it."
The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Big Bike is in Kelowna this week. With about 35 teams participating, the local fundraising goal is $120,000. If you haven't seen the Big Bike yet, there are more teams riding today 11am-4:30pm at the Rotary Center for the Arts.