Mercy wins Vavenby Fire Chief for a Day

The Vavenby primary school students are learning about their community and surrounding area

Vavenby primary school students visit with members of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 10 in celebration of Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7 - 13. (l-r) Firefighter Austin Greene

The Vavenby primary school students are learning about their community and surrounding area. On Oct. 10 Jaimie Greene, Austin Greene, and Dane Flegel, all members of the Vavenby Volunteer Fire Department, came to the school to instruct the students about fire safety. Then everyone went on a tour of the fire hall and saw the trucks. All the students’ names were put in a hat. Dayton Flegel drew a name to see who would be Fire Chief For A Day on Monday, Oct. 15. His own sister, Mercy Flegel was the lucky winner. Teacher Julie Boyes said, “Mercy was speechless with excitement when her name was drawn.” She was picked up at the school in the fire truck by Jaimie and Malcolm Greene,  given the fireman gear and hat to wear, and was taken for a ride around town in the truck. It’s quite an experience for a child.

All the students were enthusiastic during the tour and would now like to be firemen. They received treat bags from the fire department that contained tattoos, safety colouring books, and crayons.

Craft Fair taking


The Vavenby craft fair will be held on Nov. 4 at the community hall. Tables are $10.00. Anyone interested in renting a table or for more information phone Barb Pennell at 250-676-9485.

Crib and darts begin

Crib and darts have begun in Vavenby. Crib is on Tuesday nights and darts is on Thursday nights. Both begin at 7:00 p.m., and cost $3.00 per evening. New people are always welcometo come join in the fun.

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