The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual head shaving event on April 28, in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. — File photo

Dashwood firefighters host annual head shave

Funds help Canadian Cancer Society

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department is holding is annual head shave to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The fundraising event, started by one of the department’s firefighters, is now in its 14th year. It will take place this Sunday (April 28) at the Dashwood fire hall on the corner of Hobbs Road and West Island Highway (19A) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or longer if needed.

The community-based event over the years has raised a total of just under $49,000 and the goal is to break the $50,000 mark this year. The money raised will go towards cancer research.

READ MORE: Dashwood VFD raising money for Canadian Cancer Society

The event has grown every year with the support of the firefighters, other fire departments, the RCMP, other emergency services and most of all our friends in the communities we all serve.

This year a fire chief from just outside the Dashwood area committed to getting his locks shaved as well and some of the Tour De Rock hopefuls will be stopping in.

There will be a car wash and refreshments. The hall and fire trucks will also be open for people to check out.

For more information and pledge forms, call 250-752-5434 or check out thier website www.daswoodvfd.com.

— NEWS Staff

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