The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation recently awarded three $3000 CFFF/Motorola Foundation education bursaries to the children of firefighters previously honoured by the CFFF. The presentations took place at various events across Canada.
On August 25, 2010 Fire Services Day was held at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. Among the events hosted by Toronto Fire Services was the presentation of a bursary to Brett Spencer from Whitby, ON. Brett’s father Toronto firefighter Jeff Spencer died in the line of duty in 2001. Foundation President Robert Kirkpatrick (r) along with Director, Toronto Fire Chief William Stewart, made the presentation to Brett at the CNE fire station. To see a video of the events that day, click here.
On September 11, 2010 the Foundation made the second bursary presentation to Sarah Thibert from Tilbury, ON at the annual memorial ceremony family dinner in Ottawa. Sarah’s father, Chatham-Kent Station Chief, Robert Thibert, died in the line of duty in 2009. Making the presentation are Foundation Education Committee members, Directors (l-r),Ken Kelly, Doug Lock and Tim Hinds.
CFFF Director Alex Forrest (Manitoba) presents the third Bursary award to Chrissy Lessard from Winnipeg, MB. Chrissy’s father, Winnipeg Captain Harold Lessard, died in the line of duty in 2007.