View Full Version : Fire fair proves to be hot event with biggest crowd ever

09-23-2003, 01:38 PM
What started out as a way to promote the Nanaimo Fire Department 11 years ago blossomed this year into one of the city's best fall events. Insp. Doug Bell, one of the organizers of the annual Fire Fair, had a hard time putting into words the success of Saturday's fair. "We had the most people ever turn out," he said. The department had bought 500 toy hats for children, and Bell said they had all been snapped up by noon. He said the children appeared to have the best time.

Source: Nanaimo Daily News... (http://www.firehall.com/cgi-bin/refer?url=http://www.canada.com/search/story.aspx?id=e349b835-8e5b-4a78-a7e2-0fc379185a47&s=&linkid=224&parent=news)