Our wildfire responders are still actively involved in extinguishing the westside wildfires while support workers continue to address the needs of residents impacted by this crisis. It is under this backdrop that our committee, in consultation with our local municipalities, has made the decision to delay the The Westside Wildfire Responders - Gratitude Event until early spring. At that time the wildfires should be suppressed and our local responders will have had time to rest and recover.
Over a hundred private and governmental agencies (municipal, provincial, federal, international) have assisted with subduing the westside McDougall Creek Wildfire. These men and women to work tirelessly to mitigate wildfire damage and ensure residents and their properties remain safe.
Several neighbourhood associations, community service clubs and members of the community will be combining forces to host a Westside Wildfire Responders - Gratitude Event in late fall or early spring. The event will have family-focused activities, live music and formal gratitude from invited delegates. Firefighters, support workers and their families along with westside residents are invited to attend.
How to get involved
The Gratitude Event committee has established several sub-committees. Westside residents and businesses are encouraged get involved through volunteering, providing gifts-in-kind, or making donations to this very worthy event.
Promotion and Media Committee
Coordinators: Tom Groat, Laurie Campbell
Coordinators: Max McLaughlin
Coordinators: Dave and Jo-Ann Patterson
Coordinators: Tony Rippon, George Lake
Event Chairperson: Tom Groat
How to donate to the event
2) E-transfer – firstname.lastname@example.org (Security question not required)
Facebook group: Westside Wildfire Responders - Graditute Event