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