Terrace Firefighters Annual Canada Day Breakfast Raises $4000

Terrace firefighters and several helpers were once again serving up breakfast on Canada Day, as their annual fundraising pancake breakfast reached a milestone this past weekend.

It's a tradition that began two decades ago -- and now it's become such a part of the landscape that local residents can't imagine a Canada Day without the annual Firefighters Pancake Breakfast at the Fire Hall.

Captain Jeff Minhinnick [pictured at right] has been part of the action for several years now -- and he's well aware of how the community has come to expect it.

Local 2685 of the Terrace Professional Firefighters  -- get lots of help from other organizations, including BC Ambulance, the RCMP, Search-and-Rescue, and of course the Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department -- as well as the Mayor and members of her council.

The Terrace Community Band has also been a part of the event for several years now, providing a musical backdrop to the morning.

"I think every year we get more finetuned and we have so much support from our community, it just becomes a bigger and better event every year and we really enjoy getting together to put it on," said Minhinnick.

Obviously something like this is designed as a family event -- and an opportunity for people in the community to get together and socialize -- but the real purpose is to raise money for a very worthy cause.

."We have the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund Building down in Vancouver that any family anywhere in BC can access, they can stay there, there's burn treatment and when they go to the unfortunate circumstance of somebody burnt, it's somewhere they can stay and not have to incur a bunch of hotel costs while they're down there helping out their loved ones," he said.

This year, the fire fighters raised over $4000-- and already they're looking ahead to next year.