Amongst the various and numerous ways Fire Fighters support Muscular Dystrophy Canada the Rooftop Campouts are rapidly becoming a popular winter fundraising event. Seven years ago Rooftop Campouts were introduced in Alberta as another way for Fire Fighters, who have partnered with us since 1954, to challenge their communities to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. Rooftop Campouts have since expanded to various cities throughout Canada. Fire Fighter participants from these areas will endure below freezing temperatures, inclement weather, and whatever else nature throws their way during multi-day Rooftop Campouts.
From February 21st to 24th, five Fire Fighter groups in Alberta will campout. These events will be held in Edmonton, Strathcona, Leduc, St. Albert and Spruce Grove. Paul McGonigal, a long-time supporter and inaugural Rooftop Campout planner from Edmonton appeared on CTV Morning Live on CTV Edmonton to speak about the Rooftop Campouts. Paul was joined by Chase, a young boy with muscular dystrophy. Watch the video:
Rooftop Campouts will also be held in Prince George, BC (March 10-11); Winnipeg, MB (March 13-16); London, ON (March 15-18); Medicine Hat, AB (March 16-17); Fort McMurray, AB (March 28-31); Brandon, MB and Saskatoon, SK. You can support these Fire Fighters by joining the Rooftop Campout Facebook page or by visiting and donating during the event!