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UPDATE: Most successful firefighter camp out yet

UPDATE April 8th, 2013

This has been the most successful year for the rooftop camp out.

Firefighters raised over $45,000!

Background story:

Fort McMurray’s firefighters are ready to kick off the third annual rooftop campout for charity.

Six local firemen will ascend to the roof of Patty McSwiggins from April 3 to April 7 in support of five local charities.

This year, the majority of funds will be given to: the Boys and Girls Club, Santas Anonymous, the Fort McMurray Food Bank, Unity House and the Centre of Hope. Another portion will go to a wheelchair soccer team, Powerchair Canada.

The fundraiser has raised $90,000 in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada over the past two years, but organizers wanted this year’s recipients to be from the local community.

Residents are being encouraged to visit the firefighters during their four day camp-out, where they can make donations and enter daily raffles.

The official events will also take place as follows (from release):

Opening Ceremony – April 3
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Firefighters will be boosted to the roof of Patty McSwiggins by climbing the fire truck ladder to officially begin the 100-hour campout.

Barbeque – April 4
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious barbeque served by your local firefighters.

Pancake Breakfast – April 6
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pancakes flipped to your liking by local firefighters. Family friendly activities will be provided, sponsored by the HUB Family Resource Centre.

To make a donation or for more information, contact Scott Germain at 780.881.3137.

April 2, 2013