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Winnipeg Firefighters Camping Out for Fundraising Effort

March 4, 2010 11:00 AM | News

Portrait of a four firefighters standing in front of a fire truck

Winnipeg firefighters are taking part in a unique fundraising initiative to raise awareness for Muscular Dystrophy Canada and neuromuscular disorders.

On Monday, March 8, a small group of firefighters will be lifted up to the roof of the Osborne Street firehall. They will camp out on top, spending all day and night in a tent until they reach their fundraising goal. No matter what the weather brings (and it should be mild), they’ll also eat all of their meals up top.

“The Edmonton Fire Department has run a successful campout for the last four years,” said TJ Belluk, one of the Winnipeg campers. “We couldn’t ignore the challenge,” he added. Edmonton raised over $50,000 last year.

Next week, campers from St. Albert, Alberta and Strathcona County, Alberta will also brave the wintry weather with campouts of their own.

The public can show their support by making their way to the Osborne fire hall beginning on Monday. Local politicians have even been invited to drop by and join the firefighters for a cup of coffee on the rooftop.


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