$43,000.00 Raised for Burn CareThe Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society held its 16th Annual Bowl-a-thon for Burn Care on April 25, 1998 at South Centre Bowlarama in Spryfield.
Sixty departments from across mainland Nova Scotia entered teams for a total of over 300 bowlers. Once again this year the Bowl-a-thon was sponsored in part by the South Centre Bowlarama and Moosehead Breweries.
This event is seen by many firefighters as a major social event of the year, giving them a chance to see old friends from across the province, as well as make new ones.
While everyone came to have a good time, they also put their hearts into the cause, raising a total of $43,000.00 for Burn Care and Education. The honours of high pledges this year go to Enfield Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, $9,087.50, Maitland Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary, $7,400.00, Amherst Fire Department, $6,000.00. The honours for high team scores goes to Amherst Fire Department with a total pin fall of 1502, and the Halifax Fire Department Ladies team with a total of 1500.
The money raised this year will goto support the many programs that the Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society is involved with, as well as our newest project, a weekend retreat for Burn Survivors to be held this summer at Sherbrooke Village August 14,15, and 16.
Once Again the firefighters of Nova Scotia have proven that they stand behind our motto;
"Taking Pride In Helping Others"