Fire Fighter Updates: Ontario & Nunavut

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Fire Fighters in Ontario and Nunavut have been busy supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada; read the stories below to find out what they’ve been up to!


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Most Successful Fundraising Year for OPFFA

Every year the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association (OPFFA) invites Muscular Dystrophy Canada to attend their spring seminar giving staff and those affected with muscular dystrophy the opportunity to speak to the Fire Fighters and thank them for their support. Last year OPFFA members had their most successful year to date. The combined efforts of 49 Ontario Locals raised $479,508 which was an increase of $34,432 from the previous year. To date Canadian Fire Fighters have raised over $75 million dollars with more than $13 million being given by members of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association. We are so proud to have the support of the Ontario Professional Fire Fighters Association and value the great work you do in your communities but especially for those affected with muscular dystrophy. Thank you for your commitment and dedication and for continuing this longstanding partnership.

Lanark County Fire Fighters Receive Annual Recognition

On Monday October 28th, 2013 Muscular Dystrophy Canada staff recognized the efforts of the Lanark County Fire Departments/Associations for their fundraising efforts in support of Canadians affected with neuromuscular disorders. Fire Fighters have been organizing fundraising events since 1954, and the Lanark Fire Fighters are a significant part of this tradition. This year they have raised over $40,000 and to date their combined efforts have raised $1,001,668.79. Thank you all for your past and present support.

Lanark County Results:
  • B.B.D.& E. Fire Fighters Association – $3,314.62
  • Beckwith Township Fire Department – $4,720.00
  • Lanark Highlands Volunteer Fire Department – Tatlock Station – $1,400.00
  • Lanark Township Fire Department – $2,318.83
  • Lavant, Dalhousie & North Sherbrooke Fire Department – $1,442.50
  • Mississippi Mills Fire Department – Almonte Station – $5,291.85
  • Mississippi Mills Fire Department – Pakenham Station – $2,000.50
  • Montague Fire Department – $2,218.50
  • Ocean Wave Fire Company – $7,000.00
  • Perth Fire Department – $3,314.61
  • Smiths Falls Fire Fighters Association – $4,500.00
  • South Sherbrooke Fire Association – $2,773.23

Scotiabank Staff Continue to Support the Russell Fire Fighter’s Fill the Boot

The Russell Fire Fighters held their annual Fill the Boot on Friday August 23rd, and in the tradition of previous years, invited their local Scotiabank staff to come out and help hold their Boots. The residents of Russell were very generous and a total of $5,143.60 was raised. Scotiabank then gave an additional $5,000, bringing the grand total to $10,143.60. Thanks to the Russell Fire Fighters and all of the staff at Scotiabank for their support. We are so fortunate to have all of you on our fundraising team!

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