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SEWFD Firefighters Ball

Posted on: June 11, 2018  |  

The biannual SEWFD Firefighters Ball was held Saturday, June 9th at the Whiteshell Community Center.  After cocktails and socializing between 5pm and 6:00pm, the sold out event saw a bagpiper – dressed in his Scottish kilt, lead the many volunteer firefighters and spouses/partners into the Community Hall to a chorus of applause from supporters.The Master of Ceremonies, Gordon Greaves who is also the longtime Treasurer for the SEWFD, did an outstanding job of telling a few jokes and administering the evening’s proceedings.The event was delayed after the dinner portion while some of the firefighters were called out to a fire in the Penniac Bay area where reportedly a bird house had somehow caught fire. After doing their work and returning to the Community Hall, the dinner speeches took place followed by the dance.Many local businesses contributed very valuable ticket-draw raffles and silent auction prizes that included a Dustin Byfuglien signed hockey jersey to contribute to the SEWFD fund raiser. The buffet meal was catered by Pioneer Catering and music was provided by DJ Clint Wiebe.

Whiteshell Cottager Association Directors, Richard Babyak (West Hawk Lake) and Ronald Smith (Falcon Lake) and their spouses were among the Event attendees. This evening was truly a celebration and a testament to the importance and the respect local community stakeholders have for its emergency incident volunteers.

Attached is a couple of photos of the SEWFD equipment with the newly acquired pumper truck.

Bruce Morrison, Fire Chief, Grant Fisette, Assistant Fire Chief and Grant Mason, Volunteer Fireman celebrating 25 years of service

Bagpiper leading the Volunteer Fireman into the Event led by Bruce Morrison, Fire Chief.

Head Table with Fire Chief, Bruce Morrison and his spouse and Assistant Fire Chief Grant and spouse, Sandra Fisette.

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