Inuvik’s firefighters are volunteers, and once a year the community holds a big gala to say thanks.
There are awards for Rookie of the Year, Firefighter of the Year and the *boner award* for making a mistake resulting in a funny situation on the job. (This year’s winner contributed to the sinking of the fire department’s boat last summer. And the award was given by the man who donated the boat. Hilarious!)
People dressed in very classy evening wear and this year’s theme was “A night at the Oscars,” which explains the funny movie posters starring Invuik’s firefighters.
NOTE: Interviews and sounds from the evening will be broadcast on CBC’s Northwind, on Monday, May 3.