PHOTOS: Porsche Club tours Ucluelet, raises funds for local Fire Rescue

Ucluelet Fire Rescue (UFR) member Dan Lehr tosses a pancake beside veteran volunteer firefighter Alan Anderson (who came out of retirement to help with the event!) (Jen McLeod Photos)Ucluelet Fire Rescue (UFR) member Dan Lehr tosses a pancake beside veteran volunteer firefighter Alan Anderson (who came out of retirement to help with the event!) (Jen McLeod Photos)
UFR team members Neil Lounsbury, Alan Anderson , and Jon Clayton tend to the BBQ on Saturday at Big Beach.UFR team members Neil Lounsbury, Alan Anderson , and Jon Clayton tend to the BBQ on Saturday at Big Beach.
UFR crew Marcie Gray and Adam Howe prep the table for Friday’s feast.UFR crew Marcie Gray and Adam Howe prep the table for Friday’s feast.
Small town heroes Mike Dandurand and Evan Hauser take five next to the polished fire truck.Small town heroes Mike Dandurand and Evan Hauser take five next to the polished fire truck.
Friday’s community bonfire at Big Beach had a good turn out, despite some drizzle.Friday’s community bonfire at Big Beach had a good turn out, despite some drizzle.
Tour De Rock riders Rachelle Cole and Fire Chief Rick Geddes join the Porsche Parade on Saturday. (Jen McLeod Photos)Tour De Rock riders Rachelle Cole and Fire Chief Rick Geddes join the Porsche Parade on Saturday. (Jen McLeod Photos)
A shined-up Porsche parades past the Ucluelet Fire Hall.A shined-up Porsche parades past the Ucluelet Fire Hall.
Another shined-up Porsche parades past the Ucluelet Fire Hall.Another shined-up Porsche parades past the Ucluelet Fire Hall.
And one more…And one more…
Rain didn’t stop folks from ogling the fancy cars at the Show and Shine event at the Whiskey Dock. (Jen McLeod Photos)Rain didn’t stop folks from ogling the fancy cars at the Show and Shine event at the Whiskey Dock. (Jen McLeod Photos)

The Porsche Club of America Vancouver Island Region was zipping around Ucluelet this weekend, turning heads and raising big bucks for the local fire crew.

The community BBQ on May 13 and a Pancake breakfast at Black Rock Resort the following morning raised enough funds for the Ucluelet Fire Rescue team to purchase specialized rescue gear to upgrade their quad and side-by-side, according to Fire Chief Rick Geddes.

“Thank you to the entire fire department. It really was a team effort. It took all hands on deck to make it happen. In particular, thanks to Mike Dandurand who put a lot of energy into organizing the events and to our five new recruits and of course the community for the continue support,” said Fire Chief Geddes.

The last time the Porsche Club toured Ucluelet was in 2018.

“It’s nice to have them back,” said Geddes.

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