Firefighter’s Halloween bash this weekend

Event dates back 30 years ago when it was held as a fundraiser for local kids' events around Cranbrook.

The Cranbrook Firefighter’s second annual Halloween Bash is coming up this weekend and there are only 16 tickets remaining.

MaryAnn Dragovan, from Cranbrook Fire and Emergency Services, said so far they have sold 180 tickets. She noted that the ticket cutoff was Monday at 4:30 p.m., however she said that two tables of eight will still be available on a first come, first serve basis.

The festivities will take place Saturday at the Columbo Lodge, cocktails will be at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. with dancing to follow.

Dragovan said the event dates back 30 years ago when it was held as a fundraiser for local kids’ events around Cranbrook. This is the second time they are holding the update of that event.

“We’d talked for years about doing a fall bash again like we did way back years ago,” she said. “We had a lot of people who were excited about it, so we though let’s give it a shot.”

She said last year’s event went really well and this year looks to be great as well.

There will be prizes for best costume and best couple costume, as well as a silent auction and much more.

“The costumes last year were unbelievable,” she said. “Just about everyone dressed up and you just couldn’t believe the costumes that were out there. It was a lot of fun. Something nice to do for adults for a change.”

The event is in memory of Gordon Ratcliffe, Ron Sauve, Kelly Ferner, Aaron Penner and other departed firefighters.

It is sponsored by NorthStar GM and proceeds from the event go to Muscular Dystrophy and BCPFA Burn Fund.

If you are interested in buying one of the remaining 16 tickets contact MaryAnn at the fire department at 250-426-2325. They are $40 each.