The fifth annual Mission Fire Truck pull took place on Saturday. Six teams and many individuals took part in the fundraiser. / Bob Friesen Photos

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Mission Fire Truck Pull raises $6,500

All proceeds from this fun event go to Muscular Dystrophy Canada

There were plenty of fire trucks in front of Canadian Tire in Mission on Saturday, but there was no blaze to battle.

The Mission Firefighters Association held it’s annual fire truck pull competition in order to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

This is the fifth year for the competition which saw six teams battle it out for the title.

This year, organizers added an individual category as well.

This year’s team champions were the Mission Fire Rescue Prospects while the best overall individual pull went to Joel Klassen who pulled approximately 32,500 pounds, for 83 feet.

Overall, the event raised more than $6,500, with all proceeds going to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The most money was raised by Karl Storness-Bliss and Team Fatties with more than $2,500 collected.

According to Mike Henry, president of the Mission Firefighters Association, Storness-Bliss has two little boys that both suffer from one of the over 150 different disorders that fall under the muscular dystrophy name.

The $2,500 he raised smashed his original goal of $350. He also participated in the team and individual pull.

“The Mission Firefighters Association was once again proud to present and truly grateful for all the community support for our event. Without it, our event would not be possible. We will be continuing our support with our “fill the boot” campaign on thanksgiving weekend to help us reach our goal of $15,000 for the year,” said Henry.

Next year’s pull has already been set for Aug. 29, 2020.

For more, visit the group’s Facebook page called Mission Firefighters Charity Truck Pull for Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

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