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Robson Volunteer Fire Department to Host 4th Annual Firefighter Games to Raise Funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

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August 30th, 2017

Join Robson Fire Fighters on Labour Day Long Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3, as they host the fourth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.   Be sure to attend this FREE family friendly event that will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson Fire Fighters organize the Firefighter Games to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move”.   The Firefighter Games are a series of events that volunteer and paid firefighters compete in.   The events are all designed to be highly entertaining, building into the finale, Mayday Mayday Mayhem….a firefighting obstacle course.   The days feature nine different competitions, Pharmasave Castlegar Kids Zone, Food Vendors and more.  Both evenings also include live entertainment on stage with sound by Enormous Productions.

Since 1954, Canadian Fire Fighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy—a group of over 100 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak, or ultimately breathe. Some disorders are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure. 

“This event is something we’re very proud of and work on for the entire year leading into the event.   It would not be possible without the generous support of the business community and our tireless volunteers so we thank them greatly,” says Dustin LePage, MD Canada Chair, Captain with RVFD and lead organizer.

“Going into our fourth year I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to all the fire departments in the area.  This event is really starting to develop and the payback to muscular dystrophy is huge! The Robson fire department is extremely proud to bring this event to the community and we are looking forward to our best year yet,”  adds Chief Jeff Grant.

The Firefighter Games are hosted in partnership with International Firefighter Games, Inc. and all revenues generated at the event are donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to support their mission of enhancing the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure.

Since its incorporation, more than 800 Fire Departments and Associations have supported Muscular Dystrophy Canada across Canada raising over $3 million annually. Firefighters are Muscular Dystrophy Canada’s largest network of supporters.

Learn more:

·         Firefighter Games: www.firefightergames.ca

·         Muscular Dystrophy Canada: www.muscle.ca

For more information contact:
Dustin LePage – Muscular Dystrophy Canada Chair and Captain with RVFD – 250.608.3635

 

 

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