Military exercise held n Sherbrooke
ChamplainCollege - Lennoxville participated in a joint military exercise entitled “Mede Trotteur” with units from the 4th Health Services Group of the Canadian Forces.
On the weekend of October 12 - 14, 2012, several Reserve Field Ambulance units took part, including the 25th of Toronto, 28th of Ottawa, 51st of Montreal, 52nd of Sherbrooke and the 55th of Quebec City. The exercise took place in the Lennoxville-area and on the Champlain College Lennoxville Campus. Along with over 175 military personnel, our third-year Nursing Program students and faculty were actively participating in providing first-hand emergency care during this simulation exercise.
Specialized support for the exercise was provided from the 2nd Field Ambulance from Petawawa, Ontario with bison armoured ambulances, CH-146 Griffon helicopters from the 438th Tactical Helicopter Squadron of St-Hubert, zodiac boats from 35th Combat Engineering Regiment of Valcartier, and 34th Combat Engineering Regiment of Montreal.
This exercise was conducted without firearms, however, the presence of large military vehicles, zodiacs and helicopters were seen in the borough of Lennoxville and on the Campus of Champlain. “Mede Trotteur” was organized by the 52nd Field Ambulance of Sherbrooke and the College has been involved with the planning of this event for more than a year.
DuringFire Prevention Week, firefighters with the Magog fire department gave out the prizes to the winners of the Magog Fire Service mascot contest, visiting each of their schools and promoting awareness about fire safety among the students.
The first prize went to Felix-Olivier Plante for his cartoon character “Pret-a-tout”. Felix is a fourth grade student at the Montesorri School. For his imaginative mascot, he will receive a fire prevention kit, a gift card of $40 for Illusion BoardShop and will get the chance to spend the day at the fire station as a firefighter’s apprentice. His mascot will be transformed into the official mascot of the Magog fire department and will be used to raise awareness among youth about fire safety.
Second place went to Jeanne Boudreau, a sixth grade student at St-Jean-Bosco for “Detect-Tout Feu” while third place went to Alice Kelly, a fifth grade student at St. Patrice School, for “Tobby le chien pompier”.