McBride District Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dave Hruby welcomed the dinner guests at the start of the Annual Emergency Services dinner hosted by the McBride District Volunteer Firefighters. Later in the evening, Chief Hruby was locally congratulated for the Queen’s Jubilee Medallion that he received in August at a presentation in Prince George for his service to the community. /ANDREA ARNOLD

Sparky gave out hugs and presents to all the guests 12 years of age and younger. Some kids were hesitant to return a hug, but not Teagan. /ANDREA ARNOLD
Department member Christine Munroe was presented with her 30-year service pin. /ANDREA ARNOLD