Ingleside ready for 10th Firefighter Challenge

The 10th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge is just a few days away and organizers are busy with planning the details of this year’s South Stormont Community Event.  

This year’s event will offer a full day of activities sure to please the entire family starting out the day with free children’s activities including Bubble Bounce Inflatables, Pony Rides by Mellow Meadows Equestrian, Face Painting, and a Children’s Firefighter Challenge. 

There will be a BBQ run by the Schneiders / Foodland Community Cruiser and a beer garden starting at noon.

Invitations have been sent to all neighbouring fire departments in SD&G and surrounding area inviting firefighters to go head to head in a test of skill, endurance and teamwork as they make their way through a skills course. 

The challenge is meant to simulate the first couple of minutes of a fire and will include such demonstrations as forcible entry, hose pulls, victim drag, ladder climbing and more. Families are encouraged to attend the event and cheer on their fire department. 

Back again this year is the Women’s Charity Challenge; competitors will take on the gruelling course in full gear to benefit Christina Archambault and family.

“This is our 10th year having this great community event, we were thrilled with the community support the past couple of years and every year we seem to grow bigger. The Ingleside Firefighters’ Association plan this event as a way to give back to our supportive community, and along with numerous local sponsors, make this event better every year. The mandate of the organizers is to make the event as free or low cost as we can so everyone can enjoy,” said Stacy Charlebois – event spokesperson.

Ingleside will be rocking with live entertainment from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring Put it in Park, Kilts, Riffs and Spurs and Hadrian’s Wall.  

The 10th Annual Ingleside Firefighter Challenge is scheduled for Saturday, July 16th in front of the Ingleside Plaza. Free to the public, proceeds benefit the Ingleside Firefighter’s Association.

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