The Nova Scotia Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society hosted our annual Bowlarama For Burn Care, otherwise known as the "Bowl-A-Thon", on April 27 at the Bayers Road Bowlarama. This year the event saw 16 teams compete for some nice prizes and brought in $26,000.00! The change from the Spryfield Bowlarama to Bayers Road Bowlarama was made this year in an attempt to keep the whole group together for the event. Incidentally, the Bayers Road Bowlarama was the original location for this event when it first began back in 1985.

Congratulations, once again, to the Enfield Fire Department for continuing their domination as the top team for donations. This year they were given a run for the money (literally) by the group from Station 50 in Hammond Plains, who also dominated in the High Individual Pledge category. Below is a list of the 2024 winners:

1st Place: Enfield Fire Department -  $6500.00
2nd Place: Station 50 Hammonds Plains - $6116.00
3rd Place: Bob Hanley Memorial Fund - $5275.00 (Bob was a District Director for the Society for many years before his passing)

1st Place: Will Kervin, Hammonds Plains - $1950.00
2nd Place: Conrad Johnson, Hammonds Plains - $1205.00
3rd Place: Ryan Bell, Hammonds Plains - $1075.00

The custom helmet this year was won by Paul Williams, Hammonds Plains 

The bid for the coveted "Burn Treatment Scooby" trophy was a fiesty affair this year with Fire Fighter Nick McLeod showing off his autioneer "skills". After the dust settled the person with the bragging rights and taking Scooby home for the year was Hammonds Plains Fire Department.

This year we had two presentations of note. First was a generous donation of $1000 from the Halifax Fire Fighters IAFF Local 268. Several of the local fire fighters presented the cheque to a couple of our own Directors and some of the staff from the QEII Burn Unit. These members also additionally fundraised and competed in the event as individual teams.

The second presentation was a donation of $37,000.00 from the Nova Scotia Fire Fighters Burn Treatment Society to the QEII Foundation for the purchase of new equipment to be used in the QEII Burn Unit. The need for this equipment was recognized back in December when several of the Society members were given a tour throught the QEII Burn Unit. At that time a presentation was made to our members by Burn Unit staff and the decision to assist the Unit was quickly made by our members. The presentation during the Bowl-A-Thon event gave all participants a glimpse into just one to the programs they are supporting.

On behalf of the local burn survivors we assist with our programs and the local hospital burn units we support, our thanks and sincere appreciation to everyone who took the time to fundraise and participate in the event this year. Also a big 'thank you' to the people who pledged support to the participants involved in the event. It is through the generosity of everyone involved that we are able to do what we do for those we support. Thank you all very much for your support!


NSFFBTS Directors, S Fleckney & M Slaney, present a donation to the QEII Foundation (Burn Unit) for the purchase of new equipment.
Left -Right: Brian Cho, Garret Martin, Elenor Kelly, Samantha Fleckney, Jack Rasmussen, Matt Slaney, Angelena Kuhn, Alison MacKenzie

Halifax Fire Fighters IAFF Local 268 present a $1000 donation to NSFFBTS directors and members of the QEII Burn Unit
to assist with NSFFBTS programs

NSFFBTS Director, Blaise Mattie (right) presents the coveted Burn Support Scooby trophy to
Hammonds Plains Fire Department who had this years winning bid

THANK YOU to all who participated and made donations. Our programs and burn survivor support are made possible with your support!
We look forward to seeing everyone at next years Bowlarama For Burn Care.