The Lloydminster Rescue Squad had six-figure support at their Sirens and Sapphires Gala.
The annual event, which is the main fundraiser for the non-profit rescue team, brought in $100,000. Deputy Chief Ryan Leblanc says that this is the first year that the squad has met its goal, and by beating it, they can replace ageing equipment, as well as new items.
“It’s going to go towards some of our command trucks that we’ve bought, and some of our equipment that is upwards of 25 years old. So we need to replace some equipment we have and hopefully pay off some of our trucks.
In addition to being able to pay for vital equipment, Cheif Norm Namur says that the Sirens and Sapphires Gala is a way to recognize the community support they receive.
“It’s also one of the things that we like to give back to the community because it’s such a fun event that you can come out, relax, enjoy yourself, do some bidding and just support the squad.”
This year’s Sirens and Sapphires Gala was able to bring in $10,000 more than 2017.