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VIDEO: Vancouver Canucks captain visit West Kelowna Fire Department

“Firefighters don’t get the credit they deserve”
Vancouver Canucks newly-named captain Quinn Hughes wears fire fighting equipment as him and team executives visited the West Kelowna Fire Department on Friday, Sept. 15. (@Canucks/X)

The West Kelowna Fire Department welcomed some special visitors on Friday, Sept. 15.

Vancouver Canucks captain Quinn Hughes and some of the team’s executives, including general manager Jim Rutherford, visited the West Kelowna Fire Hall to meet with front line workers, firefighters and the mayor to thank those who work to keep the community safe amidst the chaos of fire season.

The Canucks wanted to show their appreciation for the hard work and gruelling conditions that the firefighters continue to endure while battling the Grouse Complex wildfires that have taken over the Central Okanagan.

“Firefighters don’t get the credit they deserve,” said Hughes. “Especially with what these guys have gone through the last five weeks, it’s incredibly special for us to show how much we care and try to help out as much as we can.”

On top of paying a visit, the Canucks organization donated $250,000 to Canadian Red Cross BC Fire Appeal.

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Jordy Cunningham

About the Author: Jordy Cunningham

Hailing from Ladner, B.C., I have been passionate about sports, especially baseball, since I was young. In 2018, I graduated from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with a Bachelor of Journalism degree
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