Jeff Abbot will once again play the role of auctioneer at the Mesachie Lake slo-pitch ball tournament.

Ball time at the Skydome again

South Island firefighters to descend on Mesachie Lake again for annual slo-pitch tournament, raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Firefighters from across the South Island will descend on the Mesachie Lake Skydome for the 35th consecutive year this week.

The reason for that is the annual slo-pitch tournament will see a number of fire personel come together in a bid to raise as much funds as possible for Muscular Dystrophy Canada once more.

The event will see firefighters come from Mesachie Lake, Lake Cowichan, Honeymoon Bay, Caycuse, Youbou, Duncan, Cowichan Bay, Langford and Ladysmith on the Father’s Day weekend.

According to a press release by Cowichan Bay’s deputy fire chief Cam Ferguson, the tournament as well as the auction held have raised over $700,000 for MDC since the Mesachie Lake group adopted MDC as its charity of choice back in the 1980s.

This year’s annual slo-pitch tournament gets underway Friday June 13 and goes until Sunday June 15.

The auction featuring approximately 100 items begins on the Saturday at 1 p.m. with Youbou volunteer firefighter Jeff Abbot set to act as the auctioneer for another year.

The tournament is open only to teams put together by the firefighters themselves, event organizer and Ladysmith firefighter Dwain King confirmed, but it is open to anyone in the public who wish to come along and watch.

“We invite anyone to attend and participate in the bidding of the items we auction off,” King said.

The tournament starts at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Mesachie Lake Hall and Skydome located at 9315 South South Road.

For more information, contact Dwain King at 250-245-7330 or by email at dking@ladysmith.ca.

 

-with files from Nick Bekolay

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