White Rock firefighter Evan Bird joins five-year-old Ava Homeyer (right)

Firefighting fun for a day

Local youngsters spend morning at White Rock firehall

Ava Homeyer may be only five years old, but she’s well on her way to an impressive resumé.

In August, the Peace Arch Elementary student was among nearly 200 young princesses who participated in the second annual Princess Party – a fundraiser for the White Rock Firefighters’ Charity Association which raised more than $10,000 for the cause.

Last month, Ava added firefighter to her list of accomplishments, after she and four friends received royal treatment from the local crew: picked up from Ava’s home, they were treated to a pancake breakfast and tour at the firehall, then were whisked to school in true firefighter fashion – lights flashing and sirens blaring.

“It was a great event,” said firefighter Eric Kameka.

Kameka said the ‘firefighter for a day’ experience was an auction item from the Princess Party. It was donated to the party by real estate agent Chad Hippsley who made the winning bid for it at Sources’ gala fundraiser, which took place last March.

Kameka said firefighters who volunteered to host the family Oct. 19 “had a blast.”

 

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