Fire hall pour finished – beer pour coming up!

Beer, Wine, and Fire event to support the new fire hall on Thursday, October 17 at the Blarney Stone


Cement was being carefully poured into rebar cradles laid at the new fire hall entrances last week (above), while workers levelled and checked the finish as it cured.

But that’s not the only pouring going on around town this fall.

To support the cost of the brave building project – expected to run to around $1.4 million dollars – fundraising is taking shape in the pleasant form of pouring frothy beer and shimmering wine, at this year’s upcoming Beer Wine & Fire event, to be held at the Blarney Stone Pub and Restaurant on Thursday evening, October 17.

Some $400,000 in donation funds have already been accumulated, and the fire department hopes to eventually cover an even larger part of the cost through events like this one.

“We want to raise a million dollars ourselves,” said Troy Cuvelier, fire chief for the Killarney-Turtle Mountain Fire Department.

And while the fire personnel won’t be doing any alcoholic pouring this year, they are apparently planning to run some fun events in the Killarney Place mall, in the form of games and entertainment.

“We will have some games, a live auction, and a Chinese auction,” said Cuvelier. “One game might be a hose roll – we are thinking about that. There will be different games, and people can choose. You buy tickets, play the game, and if you win, you get to pick your choice of a door prize. And we plan to have Halligan Tool Putting. It would all be part of the Beer Wine & Fire event.”

Tickets are $25 for the evening of wine and beer tasting, along with an array of excellent appetizers, and all things fire hall-related. They are available at The Blarney Stone Pub and Restaurant, Lewis and Jones, and Killarney Tire (just 200 tickets available). 

The doors open at 6 p.m., with the tempting tastings being poured from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Killarney Turtle-Mountain Fire Department’s New Fire Hall Fund.

CLOSING IN – The new fire hall structure is close to closed in now, and it’s looking great.