The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its annual head shave event April 29 in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. — Photo submitted by the Canadian Cancer Society

Dashwood VFD hosting annual head shave

Money raised goes toward cancer research

The Dashwood Volunteer Fire Department is once again hosting its head shave event to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society.

The annual event is Sunday, April 29 at the fire hall (230 Hobbs Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Harvey Twidale of the DVFD said the event started when a firefighter wanted to honour his mother who had recently beat cancer.

This year, Twidale said, is the 13th annual head shave and more than $46,000 has been raised over the years.

“The event has grown every year with the support of our firefighters, other fire departments, the RCMP, ambulance service, and most of all our friends in the communities that we serve,” Twidale said.

Training officer Jeremy Morton said about a couple dozen people stop by the head shave event each year.

People can pick up a pledge form from the fire hall office Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morton said a representative of the Canadian Cancer Society will be on site the day of the head shave.

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

For more information, visit or call Twidale at 250-752-9882. People can also call the fire chief Nick Acciavatti at 250-752-5434.

— NEWS Staff

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