by Rhonda Massad
West Island Palliative Care Residence (WIPC) annual Saint Patrick’s day breakfast at McGibbons raises more than $5,000. As always, this year the West Island community came out in force to support the Residence. Supporters had a special treat when firefighters pulled up in their trucks to present a cheque for WIPC in the amount of $500.
Montreal Firefighters Emerald Society is a relatively new group that raises funds in support of local causes.
“When you are a firefighter you have a need to give back,” said longtime Montreal firefighter, Wayne Conway. ” We are a group united in trying to make a difference in our community as much off the job as we do every shift on the job.”
This year firefighters raised funds by selling Tshirts and have chosen to give back to another worthy cause on May 10, Ricochet. Ricochet is an organization that addresses homeless youth on the West Island. The fundraiser, organized by The West Island Blog, on May 10 at 6 p.m., to be held at La Petite Adresse will donate funds to Ricochet. Firefighters plan to be in attendance to donate yet another cheque to this worthy cause.
For more information on the West Island Palliative Care Residence please visit www.http://residencesoinspalliatifs.com
To buy your $35 ticket for a fun night of live music, dinner and wine please consult the West Island Blog Facebook event Sheltering our Youth One Brick at a Time at https://www.facebook.com/events/194001844696007/