SCUGOG: Firefighters from Port Perry and Caesarea will once again be taking fundraising to new heights this month, as the second annual Rooftop Campout returns to Port Perry on Victoria Day weekend.
The event, running from 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17 until 7 p.m. on Monday, May 20, will see local firefighters take to the roof of Harp and Wylie's restaurant on Water St. for the long weekend, all in the name of raising money in support of Muscular Dystrophy Canada.
Plenty of activities are scheduled for those remaining on the ground in Palmer Park, including a jumping castle for kids, a dunk tank for the adults, plenty of music and the department's new Fire Safety House, unveiled recently in Port Perry.
According to firefighter Steve Langenhuzien during a recent council meeting, last year's event raised more than $12,000 for the charity.
"We want to make this an annual event," said Mr. Langenhuzien, adding that Scugog is just one of 600 fire departments across Ontario raising money for this cause. "This is completely voluntary – no one is being paid to do this."