Charity News

May 02, 2018

McHappy Day

Although this is the April report, I am including an event from May.  Yesterday, May 2nd, was McHappy Day.  Across the country McDonald’s were helping to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). $1 from every Big Mac, McCafe or Happy Meal went to support the RMHC.  In addition to the store promotion, socks are sold to help support local community initiatives.  Luckily, the GPFFCF was selected as one of two recipients (the other being Ronald McDonald House Edmonton) to receive the proceeds of any socks sold.  We had members across the city yesterday spaced across all meal times.  Thank you to Jazmyn, Brothers Seeley, Tom Huete, Dixon, Leffingwell, Kutsiuruba, Lockert, Dell, Inskip and Renyk for helping sling socks.  Whether you were at the Drive Thru line, in the window or making McCafe’s every bit helped raise the most money from sock sales to date.  Yesterday the Grande Prairie McDonald locations helped raise $23,980!!  $11,990 will be our total fundraised for the Grande Prairie Firefighters Charitable Foundation! This is a huge donation that we look forward to donating to deserving causes down the road!

May 01, 2018

PetValu Pet Wash

Thank you to Dispatcher Kay who organized our involvement in a pet wash in support of the local pet rescue Bandaged Paws.  Over the course of the afternoon the group helped scrub huge dogs and little tiny ones raising $770 for Bandaged Paws.  Thank you to Sisters Pientsch and Platzer, Brothers Davidson and Seeley for making the dog wash a great time and success!

April 27, 2023

3D Charity Tournament

Last weekend members participated in the 19th Annual 3D Hockey and Soccer Tournament in support of the 3D Charity.  The 3D charity assists critically ill students and their families in Grande Prairie and the surrounding area.  Students from all the schools in town and surrounding communities play in the hockey or soccer tournament to help raise funds for their peers.  This year the tournament raised in excess of $100,000!!

April 28, 2018

Fight For Hope

Last Saturday, Scott Cartwright and numerous other boxers tied on their boxing gloves for the 2nd Annual Fight for Hope.  Scott Cartwright, from Debolt, is a father to a young boy who was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.  Ever since then Scott has been an amazing ambassador for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Kids with Cancer Society.  Scott created the Fight for Hope to help children fight whatever disease they are battling.  His passion and experiences help children prepare to face the biggest fight of their life.  The Fight for Hope was held out at the County Sportsplex and the monies raised were being split between the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton and Kids with Cancer Society.  Thank you to Brother Alexy for dropping off a cheque for this event.

April 01, 2018

School Breakfast, Snack, Lunch Program

Derek Taylor School – Derek Taylor School provides lunches to a handful of students everyday.  They also have options for children who miss breakfast or need a snack during the day.  In addition to the regular snack cupboard the school offers special needs programs, one of which is for trauma based students.

 

Thank you to Charlie Station 1 for helping deliver the goods to Derek Taylor.

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Upcoming Events

Jul 01, 2018

Date TBD

Centre West Charity Car Wash

Stay tuned for details regarding our annual charity car wash!

Jun 23, 2018

Relay For Life

The Relay for Life will be going back to their roots this year and hosting their event at Legion Field (Comp High School).  Join walkers from 12pm-12am as you support survivors and fundraisers in raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society.  The organizer is hoping for a strong presence from the Fire Department as they would like to hold some friendly Police vs. Fire events.  Let me know if you or your family are interested in supporting this staple event in the community.

May 26, 2018

Fire Truck Pull

The United Way is putting the final touches on their Inaugural Fire Truck Pull event.  With support from Fire Administration, the charity is helping to make this event a reality for the United Way.  30 teams of 10 members are required to pull for the fire truck 50 feet for time.  They are hoping to have all vacancies filled for the event and have less than 10 spots left.

The charity is looking for volunteers to help put on a BBQ (all proceeds to GPFFCF), as well as one more member to be in the driver’s seat of the fire truck for this event.  The driver will be compensated for their time at time and a half or TIL.  We need one more driver from 11-1.  We will be flipping burgers and dogs generously donated from H & M Meats. 

The organizers hope to make this an annual event!  There will also be a free kids area. For more information please visit the United Way of Northwestern Alberta’s Facebook page

Jun 16, 2018

10:00 am

Grande Prairie Firefighters Charity Golf Tourney

The charity has locked in our date for the 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.  We are currently looking for sponsorship for this year’s event.  If you know of anyone or business that would like to sponsor a hole or donate a silent auction item please send them my contact information. 
Lock in your team before our tournament sells out!  

 

The charity is looking for 2-3 people to help join our Golf Tournament Committee and volunteers for the day of the event.  Please let me know if you are interested or have any questions.   

Jun 23, 2018

Aztec Ball Hockey Tournament

Aztec Engineering is hosting their 2nd Annual Ball Hockey Tournament in support of the QE2 Hospital Foundation.  If you are interested in playing in the all afternoon affair please let Mike Cooke know.  There are at least 4 games and beer gardens for in between matches. 

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