A unique fund raising event will be held in the middle of February in Killarney and money raised will go towards the new fire hall.

Bobbing for Brian is being organized by Deb McKay. It’s an event that will both raise money and honour McKay’s son Brian who passed away 15 years ago.

“This year is the 15th anniversary of his passing and he loved fishing and he loved being on the fire department so it’s just a good mix and should make for a great fund raising event. It’s a family night and open to people of all ages and I hope to see lots of kids there and that this might get them interested in the fire department.”

People get tickets known as lures when they get to the door that night. “You put the tickets in whatever bucket you hope to win the matching prize. As the night progresses we will pick tickets out of the pails and those people get to pick a card and that gives you the weight of your fish.”

McKay says ticket sales have been a bit slow and she hopes interest picks up over the next month.


Plans are to start work in 2019 on a new five bay fire hall in Killarney.

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