Community Day on Aug. 2

South Green Lake VFD invites residents, visitors to fun-filled event

The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) will be holding its annual Community Day at the Fred Potter Memorial Hall (546 Green Lake Rd. South) on Aug. 2.

Community Day is an opportunity for all South Green Lake residents and visitors of to meet the volunteer firefighters and participate in a lunch of hotdogs, pop and ice cream. Tickets will be sold for $1 minimum per item (hotdog, pop or ice cream).

The net proceeds of this event will go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fun.

There will also be a donation box at the hall for those people who would like to make a further donation.

There will be various activities throughout the morning, starting with a one-mile walk, two-mile run, or a four-mile bike ride. This will start at 9 a.m. from the fire hall.

“If you’re an early riser and like to get your exercise routine started early, please join us,” says SGLVFD president Susan McKie.

The fire hall will open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

There will be a sprinkler demonstration; fire hose relays (form a team of four with the following categories: under eight years, eight-12 years and over 13 years); and tug of war (challenge your friends and neighbours). There will also be a fish pond and a bean bag toss for the younger children.

McKie notes all children who participate will be given an honourary fire helmet and badge.

“Come sit in the fire trucks, shoot the fire hose and have a great time.”