Oak Bay firefighters chip in for students

Tree chipping runs at the Oak Bay fire hall, 1703 Monterey Ave, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 4

  • Wed Dec 31st, 2014 5:00am
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Here’s a throwback to 2009 when two-year-old Ruby Carrow rode dad Geoff’s shoulders while their Christmas tree rode in the wagon to be recycled by Oak Bay firefighter Kyle Beaumont in 2009.

Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation will collect trees for the foundation’s annual Christmas Tree Recycle to start 2015.

“This year’s event would not have happened if it were not for Bartlett Tree Services who kindly donated their crew and equipment to recycle the trees over the weekend,” said firefighter Gregory Swan, executive director of the foundation. “The event usually raises between $4,000 and $5,000, with the money being split between Oak Bay’s public schools.”

Oak Bay High graduates receive bursaries for post-secondary education and both Monterey and Willows receive money for the advancement of education in their respective schools.

The tree chipping runs at the fire hall, 1703 Monterey Ave, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 4.