Mayday Mayday Mayhem at the 2016 Fire Fighter Games. (Photo by Betsy Kline)

Firefighter Games coming to Castlegar

Games will take place Friday and Saturday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Grounds.

Robson Fire Fighters will be hosting the fifth annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada on September 7 and 8 .

The free family-friendly event will kick off with opening ceremonies at 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Pass Creek Regional Exhibition Fairgrounds.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson Fire Fighters organize the Firefighter Games to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move”.

The Firefighter Games are a series of events that volunteer and paid firefighters compete in. The events are all designed to be highly entertaining, building into the finale, Mayday Mayday Mayhem — a firefighting obstacle course. The days feature nine different competitions, Pharmasave Castlegar Kids Zone, Food Vendors and more. Saturday evening will feature two live bands — Baker Street Blues and Val Kilmer and the New Coke.

“With a slight change in format this year, where we will have some events conducted after dusk, when fire and smoke props can be appreciated, we’re very excited for this new look to the event,” says Dustin LePage, MD Canada Chair, Captain with RVFD and lead organizer. As always, a huge thanks to the business community and our volunteers. We could not execute this event without their support.”

“Going into our fifth year really shows the success of the games,” said Robson Fire Chief Jeff Grant. “With the support of the RDCK Fire Service and Departments this is shaping up to be the best year yet. This event is really starting to develop and the payback to muscular dystrophy is huge. The Robson fire department is extremely proud to bring this event to the community and we are looking forward to a truly amazing time.”

The Firefighter Games are hosted in partnership with International Firefighter Games, Inc. and all revenues generated at the event are donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

More information can be found at firefightergames.ca and muscle.ca or by contacting Dustin LePage at 250-608-3635.

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