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18 Oct

40 of the Lower Mainland’s Finest Firefighters on our Bridge!

October 18, 2018

To continue to commemorate their 40th Anniversary, we helped the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund celebrate by hosting over 40 local fire fighters at the park. We’ve been a proud sponsor of the Burn Fund since 2007. Click here to watch the video.

2007 was the year that Capilano Suspension Bridge Park met the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund under mutual circumstances. Severe winter storms caused major damage to Bright Nights in Stanley Park severely impacting donations to the Burn Fund. At the same time a 46-ton tree fell onto Capilano Suspension Bridge, closing the park for five months. To celebrate Capilano’s re-opening, our owner Nancy Stibbard, decided to hold a fundraiser for the Burn Fund to help replenish lost donations from their annual holiday event. That was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, as partial proceeds from Canyon Lights each year, have been donated to the Burn Fund ever since.

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The Burn Fund is a registered charity established in April 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, and provides life saving, life supporting, and life enriching services to the people in British Columbia. Throughout their 40-year history, The Burn Fund continues to play a big part in enhancing the quality of care a burn and trauma patient receives from bedside through to recovery. This includes the notable achievement of completing a $13.1 million capital campaign to raise funds to build the new Burn Fund Centre in 2015 – a home away from home for burn and trauma survivors.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park donations have exceeded $425,000 and our continued financial support through Canyon Lights has played a significant role in bringing awareness to the Burn Fund for which Nancy will be recognized at this year’s Responder Dinner Gala on April 27, 2019.

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