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2017 Canada Summer Games – St. John Ambulance volunteers are ready to visit Athletes Village 

WINNIPEG (Manitoba) – St John Ambulance volunteers and their canine friends are primed and ready to visit athletes to help calm their nerves and decompress, in what is a first for the Canada Games. 

The volunteers and their therapy dogs commonly visit hospitals, university campuses, airports, and a number of other events and venues, where stress levels can be elevated. Now they can add visiting Canada’s best young athletes to their list. 

Date:               July 31, 2017
Time:               9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location:         On the corner of Waterfront Drive and James Street (green space near the hotel)  

St. John Ambulance volunteers, Canada Games athletes, and Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society will be on hand discuss the Games’ pet therapy program. 

Photo opportunities: 
– photos of dogs (one very large, one very small, and one medium sized dog)
– photos of dogs with their owners
– photos of athletes interacting with dogs

Interview opportunities:
– St. John Ambulance volunteers
– Team Manitoba athletes
– Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society

No press release will be issued at this event. 

For media inquiries, please contact:
Monique LaCoste
Media Relations Consultant
2017 Canada Summer Games
mlacoste@2017canadagames.ca
Mobile: 204-451-1202