SGLVFD members attracted large crowd for annual Community Day

Originally called the "Ice Cream Social," the event has been going on for 10 years

These youth gave an outstanding effort during the children’s tug of war at the recent South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s Community Day on Aug. 2. There was a great turnout for the annual event.

The South Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department (SGLVFD) members hosted a long-standing event at the Fred Potter Memorial Hall on Aug. 2.

The event was started 10 years ago, and was originally called the “Ice Cream Social.” Now, it’s called Community Day.

The goal is invite the full- and part-time residents, as well as those who spend a few weeks at the lake for holidays and everyone’s guests to get to know the SGLVFD members and what they do on behalf of the community.

The day stated with a walk, run and bike ride behind the fire truck.

After the singing of O Canada by Jackie Jamison and her sister Annie, master of ceremonies Wayne Cox got all the other activities underway at 11 a.m.

Activities included tug of war and hose relay. There was a fish pond for the youngsters, and more than one person went into the pond to cool off.

There was an opportunity for children to sit in the fire trucks and have a picture taken, and they got to take home mini firefighter helmets. Children were also encouraged to try their hand at spraying water at a target with the fire hoses.

There was also a demonstration of rooftop and perimeter sprinkler systems that residents could use to protect their homes during an interface fire situation.

A&W provided ice cream, soda and hotdogs, which were available for a minimum donation $1 each, and the lineups proved how popular they were.

There was also a silent auction and array of raffle items, with something for every member of the family. Altogether $1,500 was raised for the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund.

 

Celebrations

Pat Foster, a summertime resident since the mid-1960s celebrated her 99th birthday on Aug. 21.

A surprise party was held for Art Groves’ 60th birthday at the Green Lake Snowmobile Club clubhouse on July 26. Two brothers and their wives came from Truro, Nova Scotia and another brother and his wife came from Aurora, Ontario to help celebrate Art’s birthday along with other family members and friends from the Coast, Interior and Green Lake.

Submitted by the SGLVFD Ladies Auxiliary.

 

 

 

 

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