The City of Kelowna has proclaimed the week of June 19 to 25 as St. John Ambulance Week.
In recognition of that proclamation, the St. John Ambulance flag has been flying at city hall this week.
The St. John Ambulance is a national voluntary agency, with over 1,900 volunteers in B.C., providing 215,000 hours of service in 2010 alone.
St. John Ambulance was founded in Canada 128 years ago, with a mission to enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.
The Kelowna chapter has been serving the community for 34 years and is very proud of all the volunteers and instructors.
In 2010 Kelowna Volunteer Medical First Aid Responder Brigade and Therapy Dog volunteers and their dogs provided over 8,288 hours of volunteer time and Kelowna instructors have trained 3,388 people how to save a life.