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Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and the Typically Canadian Group unite in the fight against Cancer'
(Friday, July 11, 2008) - The Typically Canadian Tribute Tour cycled into Halifax to pay tribute to community members and raise money for the fight against cancer. The Typically Canadian Group (TCG) is four young men who began their grueling 8200 km bicycle ride across Canada in Port Renfrew, BC on May 2nd and will arrive in St. John's, NL on July 25th. They are highlighting stories of "Typical" Canadians and their families who have inspired others with their courageous battle with cancer.
The Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency welcomed this dedicated group at the Halifax Grand Parade to honour Halifax Fire Captain Gary Harris. Captain Harris is currently battling cancer and was instrumental in having Fire Fighter presumptive legislation passed in Nova Scotia.
Members of the Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency and Halifax Regional Police accompanied the cyclists into town.
Firefighters presented the group with a cheque in the amount of $4300.
The 2008 Tribute Tour, presented by Firefighters of Canada, has set an overall goal of raising more than $720,000 to be used for Canadian Cancer Society initiatives in each province.
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Bryson Wilson, Platoon Chief