Bill 192 2009
An Act to proclaim June 24 in each year as St. John Ambulance Day
The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, familiarly known as St. John Ambulance, is a worldwide, non-denominational, charitable organization dedicated to the service of others. Its roots date back to the 11th century, and the organization and its volunteers have been serving Ontario communities since the inaugural first aid course in 1884 in Kingston.
It is fitting to name June 24 in each year to commemorate St. John Ambulance and its over 125 years of service to Ontarians as it continues to pursue its mission statement: To enable Canadians to improve their health, safety and quality of life by providing training and community service.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
St. John Ambulance Day
1. June 24 in each year is proclaimed as St. John Ambulance Day.
2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.
3. The short title of this Act is the St. John Ambulance Day Act, 2009.
The Bill proclaims June 24 in each year as St. John Ambulance Day.