Winnipeg Fire Fighter Rooftop Campout, March 11 to 14, 2014

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 00:00





Winnipeg Firefighter

Roof Top Campout

March 11 – 15, 2014

February 24, 2014

This is the 5th year that four brave Fire Fighters have taken the challenge to stay on the roof of Station #4.  Mike Lisowick and Ben Ritchie are replacing TJ Belluk and Joel Savard on the roof this year.  They will be raising funds and promoting awareness for Muscular Dystrophy, a cause that Fire Fighters have supported since 1954. This is the 60th year that Fire Fighters have helped MD.

Al Bartley who has been involved with MD for forty-nine of those sixty years is camping out again this year.  Al says, “When I first got involved with Muscular Dystrophy there were 43 types of Muscular Dystrophy and people with Duchesne (a type of muscular dystrophy) would survive to 12 or 15 years of age. Now with improvements in medical research and scientific advances, people are living well into their 30s with an improved quality of life, including marrying, having children and going to university.”

There is a lot of research going on at the University of Manitoba and our own Dr. Louise Simard is part of that research team.

Money raised in Manitoba for MD stays in Manitoba. If you can help with a donation or give some time to assist with the road tolls it would be greatly appreciated.

Al Bartley and Rob Labossiere attended the Pensioners Breakfast where they kicked off the Rooftop Campout Campaign with a collection of almost $500. Thank you for the great start.

Check out the website and links below and please support your favourite camper or put a donation in the envelope being sent to the halls.

The success of this event depends on volunteers.  Members wishing to volunteer please contact Derek Balcean at 204.294.6784

Thank you from your Rooftop Team:

Rob Labossiere, Kristen Pachet, Alan Bartley, Chad Swayze, TJ Belluk, Derek Balcean, Joel Savard and new members Ben Ritchie and Mike Lisowick.