Congratulations to Councillor Ruth Kovac, the staff at the Parks and Recreation Department and our numerous volunteers for another successful Côte Saint-Luc Blood Donor Clinic. It was held on May 5 at the City Gymnasium and we collected 132 pints of blood, surpassing our objective of 125. Thanks as well to members of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Volunteer Citizens on Patrol (VCOPs) for their contributions throughout the day. Legendary broadcaster Dick Irvin even dropped by as a special guest during the day. His special lady friend is Terri Druick, whom for years was our assistant director of Parks and Recreation. When I visited I was happy to chat with Morty Randolph. I go back 30 plus years with Morty, when he was an active volunteer in the local minor baseball and hockey programs. He moved away from Côte Saint-Luc when his kids grew up, but recently returned. In addition, he also had heart bypass surgery – a life changing moment which has him thinking much more about his health. When he heard about the Blood Donor Clinic he knew he had to give a hand.