tn IMG 7972The HPFFA Charity & Community Support team hopped into Waterdown on April 19 to help the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt event organizers with their incredible tn IMG 8097community event.  2019 marked the third annual event for this group and the first time the HPFFA was invited to join.  The Waterdown Easter Egg hunt was created by one resident who saw a need for an Easter event, accessible to all youth, of all abilities.  In addition to this free community event, the organizers also use this opportunity to raise funds for McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation.  

tn IMG 8098The HPFFA team was proud to support this event with activities including the kids firefighters obstacle course and puzzles.  The team also did their best to help all of the other event volunteers with requesting donations for McMaster Children's Hospital Foundation.  Even with some rainy weather, over 1500 residents attended and donated almost $5,000!  Congratulations to the event organizers for an amazing community event and thank you for having us!

Click here for the complete gallery of the HPFFA team at the Waterdown Easter Egg Hunt

tn IMG 7873Members of the HPFFA-Local 288, along with family, participated in the 125th Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton taking on the 5km and 30km routes.  St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton Foundation is one of the charities benefiting from this event in which $3.5 million has been raised for that organizations.  Other charities are also now benefiting from this incredible event.  The HPFFA team was honoured to participate and donate to this event and looking forward to 2020!

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tn IMG 7868Every year the Hamilton Minor Hockey Initiation Program (HMHIP) hosts a final fun hockey day, "SUPER SATURDAY" at the end of March to complete the season for hundreds of 4-6 year olds in the program.  The HPFFA Charity has been a long time supporter and sponsor of this program, helping to make a difference for these youth in Hamilton  On March 30, Super Saturday took place at Mohawk 4Ice.  Members of the HPFFA were on hand to help celebrate and hand out medals to all the deserving players who commited to a season of skill, teamwork and most importantly, fun!  Keep your stick on the ice and see you next season!tn IMG 7869

tn IMG 7849The Hamilton Professional Fire Fighter’s Association (HPFFA), Local 288 is proud to support Autism Ontario with the World Autism Awareness Day in Hamilton.  This event took place on Saturday, March 30 at the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.  Hundreds of attendees had opportunities to learn about support options, review available programs, network with organizations and other families, play games, interact with service dogs and many more educational provisions.  In addition, the event hosted a clown, face painting, an HFD crew & fire truck, Home Depot building area, free Tim Hortons hot drinks, giveaways, vendors and more.

The HPFFA Charity was proud to provide a $1,000 donation to support this worthy cause and event.