October 24, 2014 - 8:30 AM
KAMLOOPS – It takes a lot of work to make a red-hot calendar, but members working with the Kamloops Firefighters Charitable Society are hoping it will pay off after their planned fundraising events.
One hundred per cent of proceeds garnered from calendar sales will go toward the burn fund.
Corey Butler, calendar coordinator and firefighter, says donations will go toward child burn victims’ camp fund, a facility in Vancouver for victims and toward research for burn survivors.
“It’s been very successful,” Butler says. He adds in previous years the society raised $35,000 to $50,000 for different charities.
“Next year we’re not sure who we’re going to raise for, but we’re hoping to do something local,” he says.
The calendar features photos of 13 local firemen.
“They’re doing some poses and showcasing the fire department and their likes and interests... mostly muscley-type guys,” Butler says with a laugh. “It’s kind of unnerving for a lot of guys.... They’re putting themselves out there – it’s not an easy thing to do. We all know it’s for a good cause and that’s the main thing.”
The calendar launch party will take place at Chances Casino on the North Shore Saturday night at 7 p.m. Those who purchase a calendar can have them signed on site while enjoying appetizers served by the photo stars themselves.
Cost per calendar is $20.
Firefighters will also be selling calendars at Fire Station One on Summit Drive. On weekends, calendars will be for sale at Walmart on Hillside drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Keep an eye on the Kamloops Firefighters Charitable Society Facebook page for upcoming calendar-related events.
-This story was edited at 8:57 a.m. to include more information on where to buy a calendar.
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