Sweethearts, get your reservations now: Valentine’s Day has some opportunities for West Coasters to declare their love for each other AND local causes.
In Ucluelet, the Ucluelet Volunteer Fire Brigade Society will have their annual Valentine’s Day fundraising dinner at the Matterson House. The fire brigade will be there in full uniform to serve up and clean up.
“We serve, we clean, we wash dishes – we take care of the bartending, we do everything,” said brigade member Al Anderson.
Proceeds will help the brigade purchase a specially equipped quad to assist with rescues in remote spots like the Wild Pacific Trail.
“We try to make it a very enjoyable evening – we have fun with it, and it ends up being an important fundraising event for us,” he said.
Fire Chief Ted Eeftink praised the restaurant for its commitment to the community.
“They’ve supported the Volunteer Fire Brigade and our fundraising for well over 10 years, which is a big asset to us for fundraising for rescue gear and anything we use. Their support’s been overwhelming,” he said.