Happy 125th Anniversary St. John Ambulance. That's a lot of years of caring for people. And that 125 years is just in Canada. The history dates back even further to the days in Jerusalem 900 years ago when a hospital was built to care for sick pilgrams. No I don't have an amazing memory databank of random facts - I read their website here.
The reason I tell you this is that we have been involved in helping St. John Ambulance raise money in Manitoba for their Therapy Dog program. You can read about that here if you haven't already.
A couple of weekends ago, the Manitoba St. John group (and let me tell you I am practicing restraint by not calling it St. Johns although it naturally flows off the tongue that way) held a BBQ to thank the volunteers - canine and human - for the countless hours spent in the community meeting with people and lifting spirits with a little puppy love. There were some Lucky Dog Biscuits for all of the hard working pups to munch on and some hamburgers and hot dogs for their people.
Here are a couple pictures of the fantastic volunteers. Thank-you for spending your time making our community a better place. Keep up the good work St. John Ambulance. We are proud to be a part of your efforts.