Events

July 13 – Firefighter Challenge 2024

The fifth annual Southeast Almaguin Firefighter Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024 at the Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds (220 Centre Street) and in conjunction with the Heritage Festival on the same grounds. The competition will be held a high noon. 

Firefighters always draw and crowd and we eagerly welcome back our five competing fire stations: Burk’s Falls, Kearney, Magnetawan, McMurrich/Monteith and Perry. This challenge is a competition based on fire fighting tasks that are commonly performed in emergency situations.

We’ve colour coded the firefighters with bandanas:

Burk’s Falls – Yellow
Kearney – Blue
Magnetawan – Red
McMurrich/Monteith – Green
Perry – Orange

There will be a Fire Truck Sprinkler Run on the fairgrounds. Join the firefighters and cool off from the summer heat under the biggest water sprinkler in town! Splish, splash, you’ll have a blast!

We will be showcasing, a custom master trophy for the Firefighter Challenge that was created by Asylum Hotrods. The winning department’s name will be engraved on the master trophy and kept on display at the Watt Century Farmhouse Heritage Centre.

Kearney Fire Station won the challenge in 2023…who will claim bragging rights in 2024?!!

This year’s firefighter coin is very special and will recognize our retiring Fire Chief from the Burk’s Falls Station, Dave McNay.  Chief McNay has 34 years of dedicated service and the participating firefighters will receive a coin that was designed by his grandchildren, Lola and Sofia. Their artistic creativity is sure to warm your heart.

A firefighter recruitment booth will be on-site. If you’re interested in joining our local volunteer fire department, this is the place you want to be.

Heritage Festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes a vendors’ market, car show, tractor display & many more attractions. 

The event is free for the public to attend. Free face painting, reptile camp, inflatables, and balloon art.

Be sure to mark your calendar and save the date!

For complete event details please follow the link provided.

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