Firefighters Keep The Christmas Spirit Warm
Firefighter Karen Harvey with Firefighter Brian
Snooks (second from left),
Captain Jack Lang (second from right) and
Platoon Chief Chris Rouble (right).
On the far left is Richard Clayton, Assistant
General Manager of the Markham Waxers.
(Dec.9.06) The Markham Fire Department is holding its
annual Christmas toy and food drive and firefighters
were out at the Markham Centennial Arena on December 8
to collect stuffed toys donated by the fans of the
Markham Waxers hockey club during their match against
the Pickering Panthers.
It was Teddy Bear Night and no sooner had Mike Scheu
scored the first Waxer goal of the game than the ice was
showered with stuffed animals of every size and species.
Firefighter Karen Harvey who is posted to Station 96
(14th Avenue and McCowan Road) was at the game, along
with co-workers Firefighter Brian Snooks, Captain Jack
Lang, and Platoon Chief Chris Rouble, to receive the
Karen told GuidingStar.ca that people wishing to donate
non-perishable food items and unwrapped new toys can
drop them off at any of the Markham Fire Department’s
seven stations as well as at the Markham Civic Centre.
All donations will be taken to the Salvation Army who
will prepare hampers, containing a turkey and age
appropriate gifts, for needy families in Markham.
GuidingStar.ca salutes the efforts of Markham firefighters to
bring joy to homes that might otherwise be facing a sad