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Help save a life: Get to know where the nine 24/7 Public Access AEDs are on KI.
Help save a life: Get to know where the nine 24/7 Public Access AEDs are on KI.

Heartstoppingly beautiful

Kangaroo Island is not only a beautiful island to visit, it may also one of the safest places to be if you have a cardiac arrest.

HeartSafe KI is working with the KI community to achieve improved outcomes for anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital.

In the event of a cardiac arrest, every minute counts and the chance of survival drops 10 per cent for every minute that passes without any attempt at CPR and defibrillation. 

Living in a rural community we accept the risk of distance and recognise that we do need to rely on each other.

Therefore the more people in our community who are prepared and trained to act in a cardiac arrest emergency, the more likely we are to get a positive outcome. 

HeartSafe Kangaroo Island provides community access to free training in Hands-Only CPR and how to use an AED (automated electronic defibrillator). So far we’ve trained members of sports clubs, community groups and businesses in CPR and use of an AED. 

We now have nine Public Access AED’s on KI - they are the green AED signs on the map. Red AED signs show places where AED’s are inside buildings, only accessible during office hours.

Black AED’s do not yet exist but are in strategic locations, if we can get support from community to place there. 

We acknowledge the incredible leadership shown by Parndana Sports Club, KI Lions and KI Council in getting some of the first green hearts on to the map. Thank you.

If you would like to arrange a training session please send us an email at heartsafeki@internode.on.net. Visit us on: facebook/HeartSafeKI to find the map highlighting AED locations on KI. 

See you at the Kingscote Show on Saturday October 28, where we will be running training sessions throughout the day.

Trish Leeuwenburg.

100 years of the show

Congratulations to the KI Agricultural & Horticultural Society for reaching 100 years.

Having lived in regional areas for the past 30 years, I know how important a local show is to a country community.

The 2017 Kingscote Show is on Saturday October 28, and as it is celebrating its 100th, I sincerely hope that Kangaroo Islanders come out in their hundreds to support the society and the committee who have worked hard to put together a very special event for this wonderful milestone year.

Country people love their annual show – it’s a highlight of the year, it brings people together, and it showcases all that is wonderful about living on Kangaroo Island.

Let’s make this year’s show a great celebration for everyone.

Michael Sibley, Kingscote.

Legacy Wool

As show time is fast approaching I am writing to remind the wool-growers of KI to please support the Legacy wool section. Both the Kingscote and Parndana Shows are staging a Legacy Wool section. 

The Legacy Wool section began in 1970 at the Parndana Show and is always well supported, thanks to the generosity of KI farmers. Please help to continue this support by donating a fleece, or fleeces.

All entries are judged and trophies awarded to the winning fleeces. Also we are always happy to accept any donations of fleeces, (not necessary show entries.) After the show the wool is sold, all proceeds go to Legacy, supporting Legacy widows and wards. This is one of the main fundraisers for Legacy on KI and all support is very much appreciated. Your kind donations will still be accepted and appreciated after the show.

Neil Arnold, KI Legacy Group.

Oops!

The Islander apologises for a typo error in the last edition. In ‘A bloomin’ great Floriade’, the word should have been ‘catafalque’, not ‘catapult’, referring to a ceremony held at the War Memorial.