Members of the Pitt Meadows Fire & Rescue Service will be taking off their boots for a good cause tomorrow.
Firefighters will be collecting donations Saturday, Sept. 21 for the annual Fill the Boot campaign for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Proceeds from the event go towards helping those living with muscular dystrophy by providing them with the essential services they need to live healthy, active, and independent lives.
Brad Perrie, assistant fire chief for the City, said the department has been involved in the boot drive for a number of years.
"It's been really great," Perrie said. "We look forward to doing this every year."
In previous years, the department has raised between $6,000 and $8,000, said Perrie, with the Firefighters Association of BC donating between $400 and $500 as well.
"It never ceases to amaze me the generosity of the public," Perrie said. "We couldn't do it without the citizens that support us."
Members of the fire and rescue will be accepting donations at various locations throughout the day. From 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., firefighters will be stationed outside of the Real Canadian Superstore and BC Liquor Store at Meadowtown Centre, and later on between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. outside the Cineplex Odeon theatres.
Donations will also be accepted at the Meadowvale Shopping Centre between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. outside the IGA and Starbucks.
Later in the evening, firefighters will also be walking through both Samz Neighbourhood Pub and the Jolly Coachman between 9 and 10 p.m., and inside Roosters Country Cabaret between 10 p.m. and midnight.
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