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District of Peachland to celebrate Trepanier fire response

The District of Peachland will celebrate the emergency workers and volunteers who contributed to the relief effort of the Trepanier fire this Sunday at Heritage Park from 1 to 5 p.m. - Judie Steeves/Capital News
The District of Peachland will celebrate the emergency workers and volunteers who contributed to the relief effort of the Trepanier fire this Sunday at Heritage Park from 1 to 5 p.m.
— image credit: Judie Steeves/Capital News

It took a team effort to keep residents and properties safe during the Trepanier fire, which started on the afternoon of Sept. 9.

The District of Peachland will recognize that effort this Sunday with a Community Celebration from 1 to 5 p.m. at Heritage Park.

"It's just the district's way of extending a thank-you to all who were involved," said Polly Palmer, director of corporate services with the district.

"So many people come together when this (type of thing) happens."

Some of those who will be thanked include the B.C. Wildfire Management Branch, local fire departments, RCMP detachments and ambulance services, as well as countless other organizations that contributed to the cause.

Peachland's Grant Eisworth with provide entertainment at the event, playing two sets at 2 and 4 p.m.

Mayor Keith Fielding and fire chief Grant Topham will give speeches at 3 p.m.

Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided as residents will have a chance to meet the emergency workers who were part of the Trepanier fire relief effort.

According to Palmer, several neighbourhoods have held informal celebration barbecues since the fire was put out, but council members voted to host a celebration that included the entire municipality.

For more information, contact the District of Peachland at 250-767-6055.

wpaterson@kelownacapnews.com

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