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Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex's Arena Receives Lifesaving AED Donation

AED donation comes to the arena.

February is Heart Health Month!

Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex Arena now has a second Automated External Defibrillator (AED), thanks to the Surrey Men’s Recreational Hockey League. 

An AED is a lightweight, battery-operated portable device that assesses the heart’s rhythm and sends a shock to the heart to restore a normal rhythm, in the case of emergency.  It is important that AEDs are used correctly.

The over 35 men’s league recently had a surplus of funds from registration fees and wanted to give back to the community, as over 90% of the 128 men who play in the league live in Surrey.  Many players still enjoy the sport into their early 70’s, so the AED donation was a natural fit.

For over 30 years this non-profit league has been playing in Surrey. When the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex expanded from two rinks to three rinks the league started playing on Arena #3, where the new AED is now installed. Anyone using the rink will have access to the AED.

Special thanks to Surrey Men’s Recreational Hockey League for this generous and potentially life-saving donation. 

For anyone wanting to know specifically how to use an AED, the City of Surrey offers year-round First Aid and CPR training through its Aquatic Leadership program. Visit surrey.ca/pools for more information.