Three alarm night

By Geoff Lee

April 14, 2016 6:00 AM

The annual Britinnia-Wilton Rural Fire Department firemen's ball took place Saturday night. The whole gang poses for a shot

It was an opportunity for the Britannia Wilton Fire Department to give back to the community and recognize career milestones of some of its volunteer members.
Approximately 400 people attended the 24th annual firefighters’ ball at the Stockade Convention Centre Saturday to raise funds for the aid of 8-year-old Colby Jezowski, who has cancer.
The event also awarded five, 15, 20 and 25 year service awards to various firefighters, but fire captain Aaron Buckingham said the most important thing was the fundraiser for the Jezowski family.
“That to us is the most important thing we’re doing tonight — raising as much money as we can for that family in their time of need,” said Buckingham.
The Lloydminster youngster will need treatments at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton for the next three years.
Buckingham said he was not surprised by the heavy turnout despite the economic downturn when there is a community cause like the Jezowski family to support.
“I know a lot of people here tonight didn’t buy tickets to come to the firemen’s ball,” said Buckingham.
“They bought tickets to come and support the cause and that’s great to see.”
Buckingham said it would be a couple of weeks to determine how much money was raised from meal ticket sales, raffle tickets and a silent auction.
“Our silent auction is looking great so far and the event is sold out so we’re hoping to make a sizeable donation to the family,” said Buckingham at the event.
Buckingham has logged 18 years with the fire department and emceed the service award presentations including a five year award plaque presented to Riley Bexson.
Raymond Smith and deputy chief Shane Seaman both received 15 year recognition awards. A 20-year service award was presented to Capt. Shane Fritsch and a 25-year award went to chief John Bexson.
Awards were also given to Joe Kube who retired after 23 years, and Craig Robertson who is in retirement after 17 years of service.

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