Spring time in Montreal normally comes with a mixture of light showers and beautiful sunny days that wash away the winter snow and bring joy to the population that has been held in the grip of the harsh Canadian winter. Unfortunately, this spring has come with about double the normal rainfall and fast melting of the winter snow, which had caused significant flooding along some rivers in the region.
On September 6, 2017, the Hamilton RRT cooked and served a BBQ lunch for residence of the Men's Shelter in downtown Hamilton. This was an exciting event as the RRT cooking trailer was able to be utilized and this was the first time many of the volunteers had been at an event with the trailer.
On Saturday, September 23, Rapid Relief Team (RRT) volunteers hosted a barbecue in Oxbow to raise funds and show support for STARS an amazing organization. STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, and is notably recognized throughout the rural communities of Western Canada. With STARS, people living in rural areas can receive the very best in critical care in helicopters that are outfitted as mobile ICUs.