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Fire safety advent calendar returns

Proceeds of sale for Fort St. John's Firefighters Charitable Society
Fort St. John firefighters are bringing back the popular Christmas advent calendar to help families and burn survivors. The unique $25 calendars are being sold at Home Hardware in Fort St. John.

It’s a tradition that been passed on through the generations – Christmas advent calendars, and the Fort St. John Firefighters Charitable Society is offering up a unique twist again this year.

Yes, there will still be chocolate inside each of the 24 doors, Belgian chocolate, but also a fire safety tip inside, as well.

“We are honoured to have been selected to receive the proceeds from this project,” said firefighter Jayden Ockenden.

“And the fact that it also has daily holiday fire safety messages helps to keep our community safe during the holidays.”

This year’s calendar, designed by Quinn Clark with SJA Promo, is of a firefighter placing the star on a Christmas tree.

“It is such an honour to share this recognition with all of our partners on this project,” said Kailey Odermatt, co-owner of SJA Promo.

“Our industry is truly one of collaboration and creativity and we love using our skills to engage the community with fundraising projects like these.”

“We had such fun last year with the project, we just had to do it again this year!” said Home Hardware owner Shelley Gallinger.

“We love supporting the Firefighters and the great work they do for our community.”

The AFDE Group is also on board as a sponsor.

“We feel privileged to be working in the Peace region and projects like these help us give back to the community,” says Jennie Gagnon.

“We love the uniquely Fort St. John design!”

Money from the sale of the calendars will go to the society which, in the past, has helped support burn survivors and provided financial support to families to cover such things as costly medical travel expenses.

Just 500 calendars have been done up, and based on its popularity last year, they’re sure to go fast.

They’re $25 each and available at the Fort St. John store of Home Hardware while quantities last.

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