Students at Vavenby Primary School learn about when to call 911. Pictured are (back, l-r) paramedic Mikael Kjellstrom, teacher Adam Forsyth, (middle, l-r) Ethan Meidl, Nathaniel Weber, Logan Klingbeil-Tutt , Moira Chrystall, (front, l-r) Olivia Deglow, Jacob Klingbeil-Tutt , Charlie MacDonald Jones, Isabell Stein, Kelsey Rexin, and Cate-Lin Tourond. Photo by Robyn Rexin

Vavenby students learn when to dial 911

Community paramedic Mikael Kjellstrom visited Vavenby Primary School on Tuesday, Dec. 5

By Robyn Rexin

Community paramedic Mikael Kjellstrom visited Vavenby Primary School on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

He taught the students when to dial 911.

READ MORE: Paramedics to do house calls (Oct. 17, 2017)

First there was a discussion on what an emergency was and pictures were shown. Then Kjellstrom played a video, cartoon format, that went over the information again.

After the video the students asked questions. Many of the children told of incidents where 911 was called. Nathaniel Weber wanted to know how many calls they got.

Coloring sheets were handed out. There were six different scenes and the students had to answer if a picture was an emergency or not. It was half and half for the one of the cat stuck up the tree.

Cold enough to skate

Vavenby resident Kevin Sheffield has started flooding the outdoor skating rink near the Vavenby Community Hall. Users should remember to shovel it off after use.

Anyone wishing to help keep the rink going, please phone Sheffield at 250-676-0078.

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