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A Fight for Education

On Oct. 27, Peel paramedic Nicole Tomasella left it all in the ring when she took part in the Canadian Armed Forces Rally’s Ringside for Kids event.

The boxing event was part of a rally to raise money for the post-secondary education of the children of the 158 Canadian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan through Canada Company’s Scholarship Fund.

Peel paramedic Nicole Tomasella celebrates with two Canadian Armed Forces soldiers. The Ringside for Kids event raised approximately $14,500.

“It’s such an amazing feeling to know that I was doing all this for such a good cause,” says Tomasella. “I know a number of paramedics who have been over in Afghanistan so it’s a cause that hit very close to home.”

About a 1,000 people attended to watch the fights organized by Barry Dolan, Ringside for Kids founder and police inspector with Peel Regional Police. Soldiers, police officers and emergency services personnel were all part of the card who duked it out and raised approximately $14,500 for the cause.

The rally included displays and demonstrations from the Canadian Armed Forces, O.P.P., Toronto Police Services and Peel Regional Police Services. The public also got a chance to meet Don Cherry and Jim Treliving of the show Dragons’ Den.

If you’re interested in donating to Canada Company’s Scholarship Fund, please visit Canada Company.

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Revised: Friday November 16 2012


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