Langley firefighters host first family fun day but not the last

Firefighters’ Family Fun Day at Krause Farm took off like wildfire.

More than 3,000 people headed to Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery on 248th Street in Langley on Sunday to enjoy the firefighter-themed fun day.

It was organized in support of the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charitable Society (TLFCS ).

“It was a lot of fun working with the Krause team to put this event together,” said TLFCS director Jhim Burwell. “In the end, what we were able to do was let a big part of the community know what the Township of Langley Firefighters’ Charities is all about, and do some fundraising that will support our benevolent initiatives  which help local organizations.”

The TLFCS added a number of activities to the festivities the community enjoys at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery: including bouncy castles, a dunk tank, firefighter activities, and by acting as servers of Krause’s famous berry waffles.

They also enhanced the atmosphere by bringing JRfm’s events team in, and arranging live performances by country music sensation Austin Belle.  

As a grand finale to the day, six firefighters faced off in an epic Krause-berry-pie-eating contest.

Burwell added, “In the end the day was such a success that we are already talking about next year’s event.”

The TLFCS acknowledged the support received from Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, Valley Traffic Services, JRfm, Austin Belle, Mehndi and More Body Art, and the ReMax Special Events.

The TLFCS currently has several projects being developed to the benefit of local, provincial, and national charities and partners, including a snack program for local students with the School District #35 Foundation and SaveOn Food Group, through hosting events like the 2013 Pacific Regional FireFit Championships, by installing clothing donation bins at Township fire halls, as well as organizing fundraising activities for the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation, the B.C. Professional Firefighters Association Burn Fund, the Canadian Cancer Society, and Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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