The 6th Annual Fire Fighters Hard Labour Auction concluded July 14 raising $2,400 for the Live it! Love it! Foundation.
The highest bidder was Sheryl Hermansen from Revelstoke. She set 21 crewmembers to work for eight hours bucking, splitting and stacking wood at the family’s property near Trout Lake. They also demolished a log cabin, rebuilt a woodshed and helped buck and stack wood on other properties in the neighbourhood. The crew is currently in Revelstoke working on a fuel management projects and local bike trail maintenance. They completed the auction work during a day off two weeks ago.
The Live it! Love it! Foundation was created by Monashee Unit Crew member Jeff Scott and former Initial Attack firefighter Izzy Lynch after Jeff sustained a spinal cord injury in 2010. Jeff spent a year in the hospital recovering and exploring the limits his transformed body. As a quadriplegic Jeff has bungee-jumped, sit-skied, surfed, kayaked, dog sledded, played wheelchair rugby and traveled across Canada promoting the Live it! Love it! Foundation. The Foundation’s mandate is to get athletes with new spinal injuries out and active; to inspire through adventure. The foundation facilitates this by hosting an adventure camp for paraplegics and quadriplegics this August in Whistler. In addition, they have established bursaries to help people with spinal injuries afford the equipment needed to participate in sport.
The Live it! Love it! Foundation continues to accept donations through its website at www.liveitloveit.org.
For further information please contact the Monashee Unit Crew @ 250-814-9719. High resolution event photos available on their flikr page @
Here are some images of the crew at work: