Ingleside Ontario – The 10th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge will be held Saturday, July 16th in front of the Ingleside Shopping Plaza. There will be a full day of activities for the entire family.
Invitations are being sent to all neighbouring fire departments in SD&G and surrounding area. Firefighters will go head to head in a test of skill, endurance and teamwork as they make their way through a skills course. The challenge is meant to simulate the first couple of minutes of a fire and will include such demonstrations as forcible entry, hose pulls, victim drag, ladder climbing and more. Families are encouraged to attend the event and cheer on their fire department. Registration is at 1:30pm, and the challenge starts at 2pm.
Back again this year is the Women’s Charity Challenge; competitors will take on the grueling course in full gear to benefit Christina Archambault and family.
“This is our 10th year having this great community event, we were thrilled with the community support the past couple of years and every year we seem to grow bigger. The Ingleside Firefighters’ Association plan this event as a way to give back to our supportive community, and along with numerous local sponsors, make this event better every year. The mandate of the organizers is to make the event as free or low cost as we can so everyone can enjoy.” Stacy Charlebois – event spokesperson.
Ingleside will be rocking with live entertainment from 5pm to 1am featuring Put it in Park, Kilts, Riffs and Spurs and Hadrian’s Wall.
There will also be a BBQ and free children’s activities in the afternoon. Children’s activities include inflatables, pony rides, a children’s firefighter challenge, and face painting. Later in the afternoon there will be wings and corn.
There will be chances to win great prizes and much more!
Admission to the event is at no cost to the public, however, donations will be accepted with proceeds from the event to benefit the Ingleside Firefighter’s Association.
Further details can be found on their Facebook page.