The Espanola Volunteer Fire Department shared in a special celebration of a retired Espanola member last Friday.

A special presentation of a plaque was made to retired Espanola firefighter Trevor McVey by Megan Wills, Muscular Dystrophy Canada ambassador, recognizing his work and tireless advocacy for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

As Chair advisor (Ontario) for Muscular Dystrophy Canada, McVey in turn thanked all his fellow advisors for their countless hours of volunteering and hard work.

As of March 31st, the MDC’s fiscal year, departments he oversees: Espanola, Sable Spanish River, Baldwin, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury and Elliot Lake, had collectively raised nearly $84,000 for the health organization.

Still with the story, the firefighters also celebrated long-time members with the presentation of 2018 Service Medals.
Four firefighters received accolades: Ryan Courtemanche, 10 years; Tom Kelly, 15; and Marcel Dault, 25 years.

Espanola Fire Chief Mike Pichor was himself honoured with 30 years of service, Deputy Chief Henry Girard with 35; Assistant Chief Wayne Ashton, 45 and Lieutenant Mike Langlois, 20.