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 - Honor Two Youths For In Saving Lives Royal '...
Honor Two Youths For In Saving Lives Royal ' Canadian Humane Association certificate for conspicuous gallantry in rescuing two persons from drowning were presented to James Hamelin, 19, of 170 Isabella street, and Lester Simser, 19, of 125 Harvey street, at Monday evening's meeting of the Ottawa East Municipal Association. The young men rescued .Robert Paris and Fernand Houle from drowning in the RIdeau river, near Brantwood Beach, on June 1, 1941. Alderman McMillan made the presentation. He said it was a pleasure for him to do so and mentioned the young men had received, their training in life saving as boy scouts and from instruction given at .'civic swimming beaches. Alderman Coulter said the playgrounds-committee was proud of the bravery of the two young men. Swimming organizations were doing a good work at the civic baths in teaching youths to swim and instructing them in life saving, he said. 1 . - President W. V. Irish was in the chair, and the presentation was witnessed by A.R.P. workers who were attending a meeting in another room of the hall. Mr. Irish announced the next meeting, on Thursday, January 22, would be open-to the public. Gallantry

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 13 Jan 1942, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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