Big money for crosswalks
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 25, 2019 - Get Involved

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The Big White Fire Department conducted its eighth annual rooftop campout over the weekend and raised $10,000 in the process.

This year’s money will go towards developing and installing two community pedestrian crosswalks. Each year Big White firefighters and members of its work experience program (WEP) set up on top of the Kids’ Centre.

“The weather was in our favour and the guys had a great time,” Big White fire chief Jamie Svendsen said in a press release. “It always amazes me how our department steps up every year, to raise money for charity and community needs. This year the 17 members of our WEP spearheaded the rooftop event, and the money will go towards building a safer community.”

Crosswalks are needed at Big White, where pedestrians are forced to share the road with vehicles along major road networks. The new crosswalks will be installed on Big White Road and be lit up.

Any remaining money will go towards purchasing and installing public access defibrillators.


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