Lacombe boy raises money for fire department at birthday party

A five-year-old Lacombe boy’s only birthday wish was to support the Lacombe Fire Department.

Konnor Britsky raised $240 at his recent birthday party and donated it to the department Monday afternoon.

“He’s the kindest kid ever,” said Kalyn Britsky, Konnor’s mother. “He’s always looking out for everyone else and making sure they’re feeling good about themselves. He’s just kind.”

Konnor will officially turn six on Dec. 29 – his party was held a few weeks early. This is the second straight year he donated money raised at his birthday party – last year he raised money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“He was supposed to keep half of the money to buy a gift for himself and donate the other half this year, but he was so excited to help the fire station,” he said.

Members of the fire department accepted the donation and gifted an antique firetruck to Konnor Monday after school.

Eric Graham, Lacombe Fire Department deputy fire chief, said he has a lot of respect for Konnor.

“To see someone so young thinking about other people … is pretty cool,” he said. “It’s a pretty selfless act for somebody so young to donate that money to a cause he felt was worthy.”

The Lacombe Firefighters Association will use Konnor’s donation to support a fire department in Paraguay.

“There’s emergency services, firefighters and fire departments that are definitely in need of that type of stuff,” he said. “The fire department has been working for several years, sending donations like that down to Paraguay to help departments develop there.”

Graham said the association has accepted donations to support Paraguay departments for a number of years.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Two people die in Hwy 11 crash

RCMP continue to investigate

Telus to buy German call centre firm Competence Call Center for $1.3 billion

VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. is buying a German call centre company through… Continue reading

High court to decide if it will hear Alberta man’s appeal in seniors slayings

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to release a decision… Continue reading

Carnival in Red Deer introduces newcomers to Canadian winter traditions

The event was hosted by the Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services

Alberta Finance Minister voted MLA of the year in poll of political peers

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews come on down, you’ve been voted… Continue reading

Your community calendar

Tuesday The Central Alberta Council on Aging will hold its Christmas General… Continue reading

Ennis records three points to help lift Senators over Oilers

Senators 5 Oilers 2 EDMONTON — Tyler Ennis had a goal and… Continue reading

Alberta Finance Minister voted MLA of the year in poll of political peers

EDMONTON — Finance Minister Travis Toews come on down, you’ve been voted… Continue reading

Quebec police seek potential victims of former cop, coach accused of sex crimes

LONGUEUIL, Que. — A former Montreal police officer and minor hockey coach… Continue reading

Quebec chief justice postpones speech to Jewish law society over Bill 21 concerns

MONTREAL — Quebec’s chief justice, who is hearing a case seeking a… Continue reading

Inuit sharing ancient knowledge of ice, sea and land with social media app Siku

HALIFAX — A social media app geared towards the outdoor lives of… Continue reading

Alberta women guilty of animal abuse charges banned from owning dogs

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A woman in southern Alberta who made headlines after… Continue reading

Hot Water: Pressure to move Tokyo Olympics open-water venue

TOKYO — The IOC moved next year’s Tokyo Olympic marathons and race… Continue reading

Most Read