Firefighters to hold Kids’ Night

Children are invited to enjoy a hockey night out courtesy of
Invermere's fire department

The Invermere Fire Department has chosen to demonstrate its appreciation for the generousity it has received from the community.

On Friday (February 1) when the Invermere Rockies host the Castledar Rebels at 7:30 p.m. at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, Invermere’s firefighters are inviting local families to a hockey night out.

“Every time we’ve gone out recently, we’ve always been either asking for donations for the Fireman’s Ball or we’re responding to an emergency,” captain Erik McLaughlin told The Echo. “We just want to be involved a little bit more with the community.”

Children 12 and under will be granted free admission to Friday’s game as well as a complimentary pop and hot dog. The Invermere Fire Department’s social/coffee fund will cover the cost.

“Each member of the department pays a certain amount and it covers whatever we decide to spend it on — none of it is taxpayers’ money,” fireman Billy Robideau explained.

The Columbia Valley Rockies are in full support of the firefighters’ proposal.

“Because it can be challenging to entertain your family without breaking the bank, Kids’ Night allows for families to take their kids on a night out without spending X amount of dollars,” McLaughlin said.