TORONTO, February 22, 2013
The Mikey Network has applauded Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that the Government of Canada is working with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) to put in place Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and related training in community hockey arenas across Canada.
“Since our inception 10 years ago, we have donated about 90 MIKEY defibrillators to various hockey arenas across Canada. In fact, in 2004 the first 3 MIKEYS were donated to Canlan Ice Sports Arenas. We have always believed that defibs become as prominent in public places as fire extinguishers,” said Mikey Network Chairman Hugh Heron, “so we are delighted to learn of this news from the Federal Government as we continue our work to place MIKEYS, get people trained in CPR/AED and save lives.”