Rotary Club of Powell River members recently donated an AED to Powell River Sports and Fitness Society Centre. An automated external defibrillator is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. It's a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, medical device that can analyze the heart's rhythm and, if necessary, deliver an electrical shock, or defibrillation, to help the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
Accepting the device with appreciation were from left to right Tracy Mazgaj, Susan Young, Chris Becker and Liz Maitland. The centre, run and maintained by volunteers, is set up to allow play with tennis, pickleball and badminton as well as a moderate amount of workout equipment. It is located at 4320 Joyce Avenue.