tn IMG 4477The Hamilton Bulldogs of the OHL, hosted the Oshawa Generals at First Ontario Centre on Saturday, January 27.  Not only did this game provide some exciting hockey action (with a 5-1 win for the Bulldogs), but it also acted HamiltonBulldogs LogoSas the 5th Annual First Responders Appreciation night!  Families were treated to special events including "touch a truck" for fire, police and EMS vehicles, first responders & Mayor Eisenberger rappeling from the ceiling, honour guards, games, face painting, pre-game skate and more! 

The Hamilton Bulldogs have been a long standing and supportive partner of the  HPFFA Charity team.  During this game, they allowed the HPFFA Charity to fundraise with a Boot Drive at the entrance locations.  Thanks to this opportunity, the Charity was able to raise a little over $1,000, all of which will go back to the community for "those who need it most".

Click here for the full gallery from the Bulldogs game

To support the Bulldogs and attend future games, please contact the Bulldogs at 905-529-8500 or visit them at  

tn IMG 4011On December 16, the HPFFA Charity& Community Support team provided support to the 2017 YMCA Chill Zone.  This annual event provides festive entertainment to hundreds of local youth in need and their families at the YMCA in downtown Hamilton.  Entertainment included appearances by Belle (from Beauty & the Beast), Storm Troopers & R2D2, Superman, Batman, clowns, facepainters and more!  In addition, the YMCA provides a lunch for all the youth in attendance.  The HPFFA team job again this year was to put tn IMG 4041together all of these lunch packages and distribute to those in attendance.  This year though, we had some great help from the Stoney Creek Sabres Bantam BB Girls hockey team!  Their enthusiasm and Christmas carolling created an extra special experience for all involved.

The HPFFA Charity was also able to make a donation to the YMCA in support of their community programs!tn IMG 4049

Thank you to the Sabres, their coaches & parents who helped out.  Thanks as well to Brothers Smythe, Walker, Stryker, Tarbutt and Norris - with special thanks to Shannon Tarbutt!

Click here for the full YMCA Chill Zone Gallery

tn IMG 3838On December 6, the HPFFA Charity team took part in a donation blitz providing funding support to 5 local organizations! The entire day could was tracked on the Charity twitter account (@HamFireFighters) and Instagram (hamFF4charity).  The beneficiaries included

tn IMG 3842These funds were raised by the HPFFA Charity through such endeavours as Boot Drives, special events, corporate friends, on-line donations & employee payroll deduction. 

Click here for the full #DonateDay Gallery

tn IMG 3836The Healthcare & Municipal Employees' Credit Union (HMECU) has been a long standing friend and partner of the HPFFA Charity.  On December 6, the HMECU donated $1,000 to the Charity raised from an internal raffle held in October!  Thank you to HMECU for the continued support and partnership!

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