Habi­tat do­na­tion

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On July 18, 2009 the In­gle­side Fire­fight­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion hosted the third an­nual In­gle­side Fire­fighter Chal­lenge. In­vi­ta­tions were sent to all neigh­bour­ing fire de­part­ments in SD& G and area. Fire­fight­ers went head to head in a test of skill, en­durance and teamwork as they made their way through a skills course. This event was a fam­ily af­fair with a bar­be­cue, mini kids’ chal­lenge, kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties, T-shirts, prizes and lots more. Al­though the weather was un­pre­dictable, there was a great turnout of com­peti­tors and spec­ta­tors, and had tremendous amount of com­mu­nity sup­port through vol­un­teers and lo­cal busi­nesses do­nat­ing much-needed funds and sup­plies to make this event pos­si­ble. Ev­ery year the as­so­ci­a­tion do­nated part of the pro­ceeds to a lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion, which has in­cluded Friends of the In­gle­side Li­brary, Camp Kagama and Se­away Val­ley Crime Stop­pers. The event raised $ 1,600, of which $ 1,000 was do­nated to the lo­cal af­fil­i­ate of Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity. The re­main­ing $ 600 will go to the In­gle­side Fire­fight­ers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, which is a non-profit char­ity with a goal to sup­port the In­gle­side Fire Depart­ment in se­cur­ing nec­es­sary equip­ment and sup­plies to en­sure fire safety in the com­mu­nity.

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Pic­tured ( L-R): An­drew van der Hey­den, event co­or­di­na­tor; Tom Green, Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity; and Leighton Woods, event co­or­di­na­tor.

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