Cowichan Valley firefighters gearing up for Boot Drive

This weekend, when there is so much going on, Cowichan Valley firefighters are urging Valley residents to remember their fight against neuromuscular disorders.

On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28 and 29, volunteers will once again be continuing their fight with the 29th Annual Cowichan Valley Fire Fighters Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy.

Organizer Cam Ferguson of the Cowichan Bay Fire Department said, "Last year firefighters across Canada raised $3 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Funds raised by the Cowichan Valley Firefighters are used to provide support for those living with one of over 150 neuromuscular disorders covered by Muscular Dystrophy Canada. These funds support research, education, services and equipment. A single power wheel chair can cost between $25,000 and $40,000."

Cowichan Valley firefighters are widely known for their support of this fundraising effort.

"These funds also have a direct impact on the Cowichan Valley, which is home to 12 registered clients of Muscular Dystrophy Canada," he said. "The ongoing generous support of the Cowichan Valley residents is directly aiding these individuals. Cowichan Valley firefighters have raised over $370,000 through our Boot Drive alone, and this is due to the great support of our community."

Ferguson urged folks to look for the fundraiser’s volunteers between 5-9 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. Members from Crofton, Sahtlam, Cowichan Bay, Duncan, Mill Bay and Malahat Volunteer Fire/Rescue will be out holding their boots at a number of Cowichan Valley locations including downtown Crofton, Catalyst Pulp and Paper, Great Canadian Superstore, Country Grocer Cobble Hill, Liquor Plus Cobble Hill, Save-On-Foods, Beverly Corners and Mill Bay Thrifty Foods, Beverly Corners Liquor Store, 49th Parallel Grocery Store, Mill Bay Co-op and Mill Bay Tim Hortons.

Ferguson thanked the community for their support in the past and in the future.

"Let’s Make Muscles Move," he said.

Just Posted

Duncan runner Taryn Smiley reaches NCAA track prelims

Missouri State athlete can qualify for national finals

DCS’s Greir and Hengstler among top winners at Mid Islands

Kelsey’s Powell with four gold medals, Cow High’s Castle claims three

Vancouver Island Vixens are bringing burlesque to the Duncan Showroom June 1

Get your tickets now for what is sure to be a sold-out night of burlesque-style titillation

Mary Lowther column: Sprouts will get David to eat his greens

After one spends a few decades training a husband it makes sense to keep his body in decent shape

VIDEO: Lake Cowichan Minor baseball strikes back after presentation calling for ballpark changes

Lake Cowichan Minor Baseball says there is no call for thousands in renovations

600 new campsites coming to provincial parks and recreation sites across B.C.

Tourism Minister announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

Coming up in Cowichan: From bike rodeo to ‘A Word About Consent’, lots on the calendar

Christian Science event coming to Duncan Saturday, May 25 “Breaking News: Freedom… Continue reading

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Man in B.C. charged with murder and arson in 2016 New Brunswick death

He is charged in the death of 71-year-old Lucille Maltais, who was found inside a burned down home

Improve your life and theirs, adopt a cat from the BC SPCA

The BC SPCA holds an adult cat adoption promotion

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

Most Read