Burn Fund Calendar now on sale

Each year the funds raised from sales of the calendar go to programs that benefit burn survivors and their families in B.C.

The Cranbrook Firefighters’ 2015 Burn Fund calendar is out now.

The Cranbrook Firefighters’ 2015 Burn Fund calendar is out now.

The Cranbrook Firefighters’ Burn Fund calendar is out now. Each year the funds raised from sales of the calendar go to programs that benefit burn survivors and their families in B.C.

This is the third year of the calendar, which includes schedules for School District 5 and 6, Kootenay Ice and Kimberley Dynamiters home games and community events.

All the proceeds from the sales go to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, a registered charity under the arm of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Association.

Cranbrook firefighter Murray Robertson said the calendar campaign has so far been successful.

“In the last two years we’ve raised over $12,000,” said Robertson.

The Burn fund camp is a one week camp where they fly in kids from all over B.C. One little girl was even flown out of the Whitehorse as well.

“They basically just treat them like kings for a week and give them the opportunity to hang out with kids who have been through similar experiences,” Robertson explained. “So it’s pretty huge on their healing both mentally, physically and emotionally.”

Robertson has been a councillor at the camp for three years.

The camp is always in July.

“The past three years we’ve done it on Gambier Island,” he said. “This year we’re going to Squamish.”

Gambier Island is located within Howe Sound.

Robertson said they have also broke ground on the Burn Fund building in Vancouver.

“Construction should start in November and it should be done in a year,” he said. “It will house the Burn Fund head office.”

It will also house a place for the Future is Mine Adult Burn Survivor to meet.

On the second floor there will be eight suites for families of burn survivors to stay in while their loved ones are recovering in the hospital or coming back for surgery.

Robertson said he’s seen the Burn Fund help people in a number of ways, with the camp being just one part.

“We’re also doing fire prevention in elementary schools,” he said. “That’s how we got the poster for the calendar is through the Burn Awareness Week poster contest. We’re trying to educate kids to prevent burns because the majority of burns are preventable with a little bit of education and knowledge.”

The calendar began when Robertson approached Karen Johnston, publisher of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. For Johnston the calendar was a way to give back to the community.

The Townsman manages advertising sales, communication and production of the calendar and it is printed locally at Rocky Mountain Print Solutions.

Each calendar costs $10 and can be purchased at the Townsman, the fire hall, city hall, Western Financial Place leisure services, Nutters, Chamber of Commerce and  Fitness Inc.

Robertson is also hoping to get the calendars in other businesses, so if you are interested in having the calendars for sale contact Robertson through the fire hall at 250-426-2325.

Just Posted

The Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group is active again after a few years off and are working to find a home for Gloria in Kimberley. Photo taken at a KRRG fundraiser several years ago. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group active once more

KRRG working to find a refugee a safe place to live in Kimberley

The Kimberley Aquatic Centre is set to reopen its doors to the public on July 6, after being shut down due to the pandemic in March, 2020. The Centre will be initially operating with reduced occupancy and limited program offerings. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre set to re-open July 6

New safety infrastructure, limited guests and programming allow facility to open again

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
COVID-19 case identified at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley

Interior Health is conducting contact tracing

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

Calvin Dickson photo.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Grace (left), a caribou that was born in a maternal pen north of Revelstoke, is alive and well said the province. It appears she even has a calf. Maternity pens aim to increase caribou calf survival by protecting them from predation until they are older and less vulnerable. (Contributed)
For the first time in years, caribou numbers increasing near Revelstoke

North herd growing but south herd still concerning

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)
COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital declared over

Three people tested positive for the virus — two patients and one staff — one of whom died

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

The B.C. government’s vaccine booking website is busy processing second-dose appointments, with more than 76 per cent of adults having received a first dose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C.’s COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations stable for Tuesday

108 new confirmed cases, 139 in hospital, 39 in intensive care

Most Read