Langford firefighter Rob Patterson has the popcorn ready for the upcoming show and plans to watch with his family while raising money for worthy causes.

Watching a movie under the stars in Langford

Langford Fire Rescue hosts Family Outdoor Movie Night, Aug. 17 with the feature Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Sit down and watch a movie with Langford firefighters at Ed Fisher Park for a trio of benevolent causes.

Langford Fire Rescue hosts Family Outdoor Movie Night, Aug. 17 with the feature Indiana Jones film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Kids games and family activities start at 7 p.m. The film and fun are by donation with proceeds split equally between the department’s fundraising efforts for Muscular Dystrophy, Langford Fire women’s auxiliary and Langford Fire’s Benevolent Fund.

The department has had a benevolent fund for as long as Rob Patterson can recall and he’s been a firefighter in Langford for 18 years.

The fund is available to members of the department who lose a job and need help covering a mortgage payment or fall ill and need some assistance.

The Langford firefighters have about $9,000 and worry there isn’t enough money.

“Other fire departments I’ve talked to have $60,000 in their funds,” said Patterson.

Firefighters often breath in smoke and other carcinogens putting health at risk, said Lance Caven, fire prevention officer. “Our guys are at a high risk of developing cancer and other health problems.”

In the last couple years Langford Fire Rescue has had two members diagnosed with cancer. The fund is also available to firefighters with immediate family members such as children who are ill.

“We are really lucky. They say two out of every five people in Canada will get cancer, and we have over 60 members,” Patterson said. “In the past when a firefighter was diagnosed we started bottle drives and fundraisers, but now we are trying to be proactive.”

When someone uses the fund it is treated as a loan, but the department would like to offer the finical support when needed as a gift.

Langford Fire Rescue presents ***Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark and family games and activities at Ed Fisher Park, 901 Isabell Ave. Showtime is 9 p.m.

charla@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

Saanich pedestrian incidents reflect recent trends

76% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Online blasting video helps ease Sooke residents concerns

Complaints of dust ongoing since 2017

Junior A Shamrocks teeter on brink of elimination

Junior B Tier 1 team has moved on to the semifinals

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

Check out what’s playing in the earbuds of BC Summer Games athletes before they compete

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model: AP source

Source says former personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded discussion prior to 2016 election

BC toddler with ‘allergy’ to sun waiting for bone marrow transplant

Charlie Lock, 2, needs treatment for damage caused by rare disorder EPP

Black Press videographer to direct full-length feature, wins Telefilm grant worth $125,000

Arnold Lim to expand story of All-In Madonna with writer Susie Winters, producer Ana de Lara

Five fun things to do this weekend

From a paint in to festivals, there are lots of fun events taking place this weekend

VIDEO: How to throw a frisbee

Ultimate frisbee player Amy Mackay shows off the proper technique

Most Read