Fire depts from across the across the province compete, raise record money for charity
On Sept. 7 and 8, Robson Fire Fighters hosted the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Sixteen teams from all over BC competed and the event was a tremendous success raising $11,488 for MD Canada. This is the highest total for the Firefighter Games in its five years and for the first year the host team, Robson Spartans, took home top prize.
To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson Fire Fighters organized the Firefighter Games to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move”. The Firefighter Games are a series of events that volunteer and professional firefighters compete in. The events are all designed to be highly entertaining, building into the main finale, Mayday Mayday Mayhem … a firefighter obstacle course. Revenue for MD Canada is raised through a raffle, silent auction, beverage sales and donations – Big thanks to Passmore Fire Department, Fernie Fire Rescue, Ootischenia Fire Department and Pass Creek Fire Department for all showing up with cheques.
Big congratulations to the raffle winners: Jason Franz of Thrums whom took home top prize, the 2018 Polaris Razor complete with Trailer; James Jablonsky of Castlegar who took home the diamond earrings compliments of Launer Brothers Jewellers in Trail and Alex Kinakin took home third prize, an authentic leather Firefighter Helmet.
The Robson Volunteer Fire Department is being recognized at the Muscular Dystrophy Canada bi-annual conference at the end of this month with the 2017/18 Public Relations Award.
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.
The money raised is 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.
It takes a Fire Fighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes YOU to help fill it. By attending event and dropping your extra change into the boot, you’re helping make muscles move in your community – support your local Fire Fighters in the battle against Muscular Dystrophy!
For more information (or to donate) contact:
Dustin LePage – Muscular Dystrophy Canada Chair and Captain with RVFD at 250-608-3635