Métis Citizen Stuart Myers, newest member to join Team Canada BC 2018

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Métis Nation BC congratulates Stuart Myers, a proud member of Mid Island Métis Association and a proud MNBC Métis Citizen, for being the newest member to join Team Canada BC 2018 while they compete on the world stage at the Rallye Rejviz International Medical Rescue Competition in the Czech Republic this May 2018. The Rayye Rejviz is the largest medical competition in the world and 2018 will be the 22nd milestone.

Team Canada BC is an amalgam of pre-hospital care paramedics with the B.C. Ambulance Service forming a professional paramedic emergency medical competition team representing their professions, service, and country.

As a BC Ambulance Service Advanced Care Paramedic with almost 30 years of field experience, Stuart’s reputation precedes him, as a passionate and gifted clinician with an excellent work record and dedication to emergency health care. He is a caring father and very proud of his Métis heritage.

"I’m excited, honoured and humbled to be joining this year’s Prague 2018 Team BC and am looking forward to working with such a great group of paramedics. 
 
I began my career with BC Ambulance in 1989 in my hometown of Salmo, operator 426.  I moved to Vancouver in 1991 as a part-time Emergency Medical Assistant (EMA) I and was hired full time in 1997 and successfully completed my EMA II. 
 
In 2003 I completed the Justice Institute of BC’s, Advance Life Support (now ACP) program.   
In 2005 I moved to Nanaimo BC as part of a pilot program for new service delivery for ALS.   I’m proud to say that I was part of a group of paramedics who pushed to maintain best practice for patients in the Nanaimo area.
 
Over my career, I have been a vocal advocate for better service delivery, training and lowering response times.  For several years I served as the Public Education Director for the Ambulance Paramedics of BC, CUPE Local 873 and have been involved in many public education events representing both CUPE Local 873 and BCAS.  My career with BCAS has included working in rural and metro areas
 
My move to Nanaimo was driven by my love of the outdoors and the opportunity to find a quieter lifestyle.  I’m the proud father of a wonderful 8-year-old boy and we are fortunate to enjoy fishing, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor activities.   I am also a proud member of the Metis Nation of British Columbia.
 
While it has been a number of years since I have done scenarios or competed I am looking forward to working with Clarke, Alex, Gene, and Ron.  I’ve had the pleasure over my 28 years to have worked with all of these paramedics and respect their professionalism, knowledge, and experience.  I look forward to working with a great line up of coaches and to learn from their years of competition experience at the Rallye Rajviz".

Congratulations to Stuart and to all Team BC Canada members!  Good luck, and thank you all for your service!

B.C. paramedics will compete in int'l competition | CTV Vancouver Island News:  https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1384312

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