Vancouver Firefighters’ Umbrella Day November 9: “We’ve Got You Covered”


Firefighters and The Flying Pig team up to raise money for snacks for vulnerable schoolchildren

Vancouver Firefighters’ Umbrella Day The Vancouver Firefighter Charities (VFC) have got you covered during the organization’s third annual Umbrella Day Campaign in support of Snacks for Kids, taking place on Wednesday, November 9, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The Flying Pig restaurant will continue the fundraising festivities indoors – later that day (6 to 10 p.m.) at its Gastown location.

Vancouver Firefighters will be selling $15 umbrellas at major intersections in the business district of downtown Vancouver. Proceeds from sales of the brollies go to providing more than 150,000 healthy, non-perishable snacks to almost 700 vulnerable children at 22 Vancouver schools and after-school programs. The children receiving the snacks don’t have their nutritional needs met at home, so these snacks are important. Each purchase covers 45 snacks. Firefighters will also be handing out Clif Bars at each location.

The VFC’s main tent will be located at the corner of Granville and Georgia Streets (in front of London Drugs), as well as at the following downtown Vancouver intersections:

Granville Station (Dunsmuir and Granville)
Waterfront Station (W Cordova between Seymour and Granville)
Yaletown Roundhouse (Davie and Mainland)

As part of the Snacks for Kids program, teachers and frontline Vancouver School Board staff distribute these snacks discreetly to the children who need them most. The program is managed by Vancouver Firefighters who volunteer their personal time and also donate funds to the VFC through voluntary payroll donations.

The team at The Flying Pig in Gastown will host an additional event to support the fundraiser on Wednesday, November 9, from 6 to 10 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Vancouver Firefighters and enjoy plenty of entertainment, refreshments and the delectable hors d’oeuvres The Flying Pig is famous for.

Tickets are $75 and are available for purchase at the following locations:

The Flying Pig Gastown, 102 Water Street, 604.559.7968
The Flying Pig Yaletown, 1168 Hamilton Street, 604.568.1344
The Flying Pig Olympic Village, 127 West 2nd Avenue, 604.569.1111
WildTale Coastal Grill, 1079 Mainland Street, 604.428.9211

Proceeds will be donated to Vancouver Firefighters Charities and its Snacks for Kids Program.

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