South Shuswap First Responders’ coffers are $1,117 richer thanks to donations received at Shuswap Marina’s sixth annual open house on Aug. 8.
General manager Gareth Seys says the family businss that has been in operation since 1988, holds the open house to gain more visibility in the community and give back in a worthwhile way.
Funds raised last year went to the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue boat
“We do the open house to get people through the door, hassle all our suppliers for prizes and have a bigsale,” he says.
Customers are asked to make a donation in exchange for a hotdogs and balloons. “This was our busiest ever,” says Seys. “We started handing them out at 11 and gave away 300 hotdogs before noon.”
First responders helped out and took the opportunity to let both locals and tourists know what they do.