tn new sticksThe Hamilton Fire Fighters of Local 288 have been playing an annual indoor ringette game against the Flamborough Flyers of the Ontario Special Olympics for over tn shirts1two decades. During that time, the Flyers have gone unbeaten and again won on February 26 by a score of 18-8!  Without a win, this event is still an annual highlight for the HPFFA Charity & Community Support team, seeing new and familiar faces every year.  The HPFFA is always proud to support these players and this team with a donation and presented a cheque to the team at that game.  With those funds, the team was able to purchase much needed equipment and recently, the team hosted their year end banquet in which players were presented with special team shirts. Congrats on another great season Flyers!  See you next year!

tn IMG 8202The HPFFA Charity & Community Support team tackled the stairs at Tim Hortons Field for the Climb For Cancer fundraiser in Hamilton on May 4.  Members of Local 288 and family gathered to sweat it out in support of all the causes promoting awareness and fundraising at this event.  Please click here to see the full HPFFA photo gallery from the Climb For Cancer  Special thanks to SilverBirch Media for capturing some amazing moments from the event for the HPFFA.

tn IMG 8224The Climb first began in 2007. Founder, Brian Humphrey a local fitness consultant and promoter of healthy living, saw that no matter how active or healthy one’s lifestyle may be, everyone in some way is touched by cancer. Now an annual event in Hamilton, Climb for Cancer brings members of the community and surrounding areas together in order to #StepInFront of Cancer. The Climb is now focused on supporting the community with the biggest impact by supporting in the areas of Community, Education and Healthcare.  For complete details on the event, please visit the Climb For Cancer web-site.  Donations to this cause are open until June 1, 2019.

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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!

Click here for complete race details.

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