The axe throw competition during last year's firefighter games.

Robson Fire Department to host Firefighter Games

Robson Fire Fighters hosting Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada on the Labour Day long weekend at Pass Creek Park.

  • Aug. 13, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Robson Volunteer Fire Fighters will be hosting their third annual Firefighter Games in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada on the Labour Day long weekend, Sept. 3-4 at Pass Creek Park. This free family friendly event will kick off with opening ceremonies at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.

To show their support for people with neuromuscular disorders, Robson fire fighters are organizing the Firefighter Games to raise awareness and funds to help “make muscles move”. The Firefighter Games are a series of events that volunteer and professional firefighters compete in such as window rescue, hose roll relay, axe throw, chin up square off and sledge hammer slam. The events are all designed to be highly entertaining, building into the finale, Mayday Mayday Mayhem — a firefighter obstacle course. The games will feature nine different competitions, a Pharmasave Castlegar Kids Zone, food vendors and more.

Both evenings will also include live entertainment on stage with sound by Enormous Productions. Performers include Route 33, Shallow Dive along with Backwater Blues on Saturday night and Heavy Airship and Route 33 on Sunday night.

Since 1954, Canadian Fire Fighters have been helping Muscular Dystrophy Canada fight the battle against muscular dystrophy — a group of over 100 types of neuromuscular disorders characterized by the wasting and progressive weakness of muscles. Over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders are unable to walk, speak, or ultimately breathe. Some disorders are life-threatening and presently, there is no cure.

The money raised by RVFD will be donated to Muscular Dystrophy Canada to support their mission of enhancing the lives of those affected with neuromuscular disorders by continually working to provide ongoing support and resources while relentlessly searching for a cure. “This event is something we at the RVFD are very proud of. It’s a lot of work but anything worth while in life is,” says Dustin LePage, MD Canada Chair, Captain with RVFD and lead organizer. “With almost double the teams already registered and a lot of new aspects for the public to take part in the 2016 games are sure to exceed expectations all-round.”

It takes a fire fighter 56 muscles to put on a boot; it takes you to help fill it. By attending this event and dropping your extra change into the boot, you are helping make muscles move in your community – support your local fire fighters in the battle against muscular dystrophy.

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