CORNWALL, Ontario – The Glenwalter Fire Association held their 34 annual pancake breakfast on April 8, 2018, at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School.
“It’s a great day to meet the neighbors and see who’s coming and going. It’s just a great event to get the community together,” said Brian Poirier, deputy chief of the Glen Walter fire Department.
The Association was able to gather 620 people for the free breakfast between 8 am and 12 pm while raising donations for a multi-sports pad at the Glen Walter Park.
“So far, it has been a great turnout! We raised our $3000 goal that we were looking for,” said Daniel Carbonell, organizer of the breakfast.
The breakfast was free of charge but a pair of firefighter boots that served as the donation collector was a constant reminder for the community to keep giving.
“We would rather you come out and meet us instead of us coming out to meet you,” said Daniel Carbonell.
It was a full complimentary breakfast with local maple syrup, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit and, of course, Tims coffee.
The best western donated a room to be won in the 50/50 draw with several other supporters donating to the cause.
“The breakfast is always good!” said deputy mayor Frank Prevost.
It was so good that people lined up outside the door of the High School but it was worth the wait.
“We ran through 620 people and a 135 dozen eggs!” explained Daniel Carbonell.
The multi-sports pad would be fully functional all year long with the capability to host hockey, basketball, ball hockey and even dodgeball.