tn BRNC0407Under the leadership of retired HPFFA member, Dave Graham, another great soup was cooked up on Monday, February 4th and served at SoupFest on Tuesday, February 5th!  What was the occasion?  It was LivingRock's annual fundraiser "SoupFest" at the Hamilton Convention Centre. Along with the multitude of restaurants who participated and created their own soup concoctions, Dave and his HPFFA sous-chefs, made a Roasted Butternut Squash soup with aged cheddar and cream ale!  tn QIRKE3670

As in previous year, the HPFFA crew also fundraised for LivingRock with a boot drive and were ecstatic to present $1500 to the charity at the end of the event.  Thank you all who donated into the boots.  Every donation helps a youth in need in Hamilton!

Special thanks to Dave Graham and all the members and friends who volunteered for this great cause.

Click here for the complete SoupFest 2019 gallery.

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puckdropOn Saturday, January 26, the Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL hockey team) hosted their 6th Annual First Responders' Appreciation game (against the Mississauga Steelheads).  The action on the ice was incredible and entertaining as the Bulldogs pulled off a 4-3 victory in OT in front of an excited crowd!

Fans were treated to action off the ice as well, with "touch a truck" fire trucks, police vehicles and ambulances.  Dignitaries from Hamilton and Mississauga tn IMG 7372departments were on hand for the festivities, including delivery of the game puck by a Hamilton police dog.

The HPFFA Charity and Community Support team were on hand with a kids fire fighter obstacle course, puzzles and a short fire fighter challenge for the big kids too!  The Bulldogs have always been a generous partner to the HPFFA and allowed the Charity to again conduct a fundraiser boot drive during the game.  This year, fans donated over $2,000 into the fire fighter boots!!  All of those funds will benefit the Hamilton community.

tn IMG 7363Thank you to the Bulldogs for another amazing Appreciation event!  For complete Bulldogs information and upcoming games, please visit the HAMILTON BULLDOGS WEB-SITE

Click here to see the complete HPFFA photo gallery from the Bulldogs game

tn IMG 7026On December 15, the HPFFA Charity & Community Support team set up at the annual YMCA Chill Zone.  This annual event provides a Christmas experience for local Hamilton youth.  With the help of the Stoney Creek Sabres Midget 'BB' hockey team, over 1,000 snack packages were put together for those in attendance.  In addition, the HPFFA had giveaways for any who took on the fire fighters obstacle course!  It was a great day to celebrate the holidays & the HPFFA Charity was honoured to make a donation to the YMCA.

Click here for the full YMCA CHILL ZONE gallery 

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Every year, the Hamilton General Hospital Burn Unit hosts a Christmas party for current and past patients.  And each year, the Burn Unit graciously invites the HPFFA to participate.  It is an honour every year to purchase gifts, wrap them and help Santa to distribute them to all of the children in attendance.  Thank you to the HPFFA members who participated in this November event and Merry Christmas to all staff, volunteers, patients and family members associated with and benefiting from the Burn Unit.

tn IMG 6769On November 23, members of the Hamilton Fire Fighters Association participated in the 3rd Annual Celebration Hockey Game at Mountain Arena.  This scripted hockey game not only entertained hundreds of students from St. Michael Catholic Elementary School, but it also served as a celebration of the success from the October Hamilton Fire Fighters Charity Hockey Tournament.  That 4th Annual tournament (supported by our friends at tandia cooperative banking) helped to raise another $20,000 for Food4Kids.  Since 2015, that Charity Hockey Tournament has helped to raise $60,000 for Food4Kids and supported many Hamilton youth in IMG 6724

Selected students from the school helped out with the national anthem and ceremonial puck drop (as well as participated in an intermission contest "puck toss" with the winner receiving a Tim Hortons classroom party).

Special thanks to all the players who put on a show for the students & fans!  Click here for the full photo gallery.

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