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Rooftop camp out rescheduled May 2-5

Last Updated Apr 24, 2018 at 8:24 am MDT

PHOTO. Supplied. Firefighters wave during the annual rooftop campout. Scott Germain

The fire fighters rooftop camp out has been rescheduled for May 2-5.

The event was originally schedule for April but due to circumstances beyond the department’s control, they had to postpone.

Five members will eat, sleep, live and collect donations for local charities on top of the Tim Hortons in Eagle Ridge.

The fire fighters will spend 75 hours on the roof this year rather than the traditional 100.

“We have received a lot of positive messaging from the community and believe that we can still meet our goal of $40, 000”, said Scott Germain, Chair for the charities group that organizes the event. “We raise funds to support the Boys and Girls Club, Fort McMurray SPCA, Wood Buffalo Food Bank, The Centre of Hope, and Waypoints. We also support Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and Powerchair Canada.”

Opening ceremonies start on May 2 at 11 a.m., there will be daily events and a pancake breakfast on May 5 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. with the fire fighters coming down from the roof at 3 p.m.

You are able to donate in person at the event or at any of the Fort McMurray fire halls.