Firefighter Brandon Lowe

Firefighter Brandon Lowe

Nanaimo firefighters filling boots for charity

NANAIMO – Firefighters at Nanaimo shopping centres raising cash for muscular dystrophy research and programs.

Nanaimo’s firefighters need the public’s help to fill some big boots in this year’s Firefighter Boot Drive for Muscular Dystrophy.

The drive happens Friday (Sept. 20) 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturday (Sept. 21) 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. when Nanaimo Professional Firefighters Local 905, paid on-call firefighters and  firefighters from Lantzville Fire Rescue will be out at local shopping centres collecting cash for Muscular Dystrophy Canada research and patient support programs.

Firefighters will be at Port Place Shopping Centre, Casino Nanaimo, Country Grocer and Save-On-Foods Nanaimo locations, Thrifty Foods at Longwood Station and B.C. Liquor Stores at Terminal Park and Longwood Station, Canadian Tire, Real Canadian Superstore and Wal-Mart.

Last year’s drive in Nanaimo raised $16,000.

Nanaimo’s firefighters have raised more than $300,000 to fight muscular dystrophy since 1992 and fire departments across Canada have raised more than $64 million for Muscular Dystrophy Canada since 1954.