Thanks to emergency workers

Each November the emergency services workers who cover Greenwood and area are honoured at a dinner in McArthur Centre.

Winning the “Best Attend Practice” award this year were Rob Smith (left) and Larry Bowen. Greenwood Volunteer Fire Chief Roy Terashita is seen presenting them with the award. Both attended 34 of the 38 Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department practices held over the past year.

 

 

 

The annual Greenwood Emergency Services Appreciation dinner was held Sunday evening at the McArthur Centre in Greenwood.

The roast beef dinner was prepared by members of the Greenwood Community Association who, along with the City of Greenwood and many other organizations and businesses in the city, sponsor the event.

The dinner was held to thank the emergency service workers who serve the city—Greenwood Fire Department, BC Ambulance, West Boundary Highway Rescue, and RCMP. Also attending was a representative from the Grand Forks Fire Department and several honorary members of the GVFD.

Chief Terashita expressed appreciation to the sponsors for their many years of support—to which Mayor Nipper Kettle responded, “Why wouldn’t we be behind you? You guys do an amazing job and we are very grateful.

“We couldn’t attract people to the community without you doing the work that you do. It wouldn’t be a very safe community to live in. It’s not every day that anyone is willing to put his or her life on the line like you guys do. I commend you and I thank you.”

 

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