Firefighters at the grill in 38 C making 500 breakfast meals for Canada Day fundraiser. (Oliver Fire)

Drive-thru breakfast fundraiser in Oliver a hot ticket item

$1,200 raised for Osoyoos Indian Band Right to Play and $750 for residential school survivors

The Oliver Drive Thru Breakfast fundraiser on Canada Day was a huge success, with hundreds braving the heat to get their hands on a firefighter-made meal on July 1.

To entice people to come for the cause, firefighters set up a big sprinkler to cool everyone off.

Oliver Parks and Recreation made a $750 donation to the Residential School Survivors and the breakfast raised $1,200 for the Osoyoos Indian Band Right to Play program.

More than 500 breakfast sandwiches were prepared and handed out and roughly 50 were made for the Cooling Centre set up in Oliver. The food was donated by Kevin and Hanni from Kevin’s No Frills.

The breakfast wouldn’t have been possible without all the volunteers who made the Canada Day Drive Thru breakfast a success, including members of the Oliver Parks and Recreation Society board of directors, the Oliver Fire Department, the Osoyoos Indian Band, YWAM (Youth With a Mission), Mayor Martin Johansen, Kevin from No Frills, the Oliver Youth Ambassadors and candidates and the Lions Club.

Oliver firefighters set up the fences, grilled the food, and volunteered for the event, while having a very busy week with fires that was followed by the big wildfire in Oliver on July 4 that is now held.

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