Mayor Mitch Campsall cuts the cake during the district’s Wildfire Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue Event on July 7 at Centennial Park. Brendan Kyle Jure photo.

The 100 Mile House District honours wildfire volunteers with cake and burgers

The district celebrated efforts from volunteers on the one-year anniversary of wildfires

The district of 100 Mile House honoured the volunteers who acted courageously during the 2017 wildfires with a barbecue celebration at Centennial Park on July 7.

“It went great, everyone seemed to have a really good time. There was lots of hugs and laughter going around so that was nice to see,” said Shannon Sund, the administrative assistant of the district. “We were very happy to show our appreciation to the volunteers who gave up so much of themselves through the 2017 wildfires.”

Several members of the community were honoured with plaques, including MLA Donna Barnett, Staff Sgt. Svend Nielsen of the RCMP, Greg Lundhin, Wally Bramslaven, Josh Dickerson and many more. The plaques were handed out by Mayor Mitch Campsall.

“I think it was really important because all the people there and many that weren’t had done so much for the community, so it was nice of them to be recognized,” said Sund.

The celebration was on the one-year anniversary of the fire which Sund said worked out really well for the celebration. She also said that it was an important event to have because the aftermath of the wildfires still impacts a lot of people.

Having something positive she said, was very important.

The weather wasn’t the greatest with a little rain coming down on the people who came to the event but Sund said it was a welcomed feeling with what happened last year. Besides, everyone was able to go underneath the large tent that was set up.

The district had been talking about organizing the event since before Christmas but didn’t start planning it until two months ago.

The 100 Mile House Fire Rescue were on the scene to cook up some burgers and hotdogs for the crowd and there was also cake.


brendan.jure@100milefreepress.net
@BrendanKyleJure

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

How two German women broke into the South Cariboo organic foods industry

WildCraft’s organic mustards can be found in over 40 stores

From the Archives

37 Years Ago (1981): The Cariboo-Chilcotin Tourist Region F was represented on… Continue reading

Cameron McSorely: candidate for council of 100 Mile House

The Free Press interviews 100 Mile House council candidates

Lost forever

A weekly family column for the 100 Mile Free Press

The Rise of Clay Travis

A weekly sports column from the 100 Mile Free Press

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

Most Read