Friday, September 11, 2015

Community firewood fundraisers for the weekend of September 12-13

Three areas are open in the mid-Island region for firewood harvesting, funding local community groups.

Permits are for purchase in these areas cash only at the site.  Sales and firewood cutting will start at 8am Saturday and Sunday, and close promptly at 4pm.  Permits will not be sold past 3pm to ensure everyone can complete their harvesting in time.

  • Hilliers:  Kirkwood Dance Academy will be hosting firewood cutting on site just off of Highway 4 where it intersects with Hilliers Road South, west of the Town of Qualicum Beach.
  • McKeown Road:  Just off the end of McKeown Road in the Cinnabar area, the Harbour City Football Club U15 Girls team will host Saturday permit sales; Kirkwood Dance Academy will host Sunday permit sales.
  • Extension Road:  Near the junction of Virostko Road and Extension Road in the Extension area, the Harbour City Football Club U15 Girls team will host Saturday permit sales; Kirkwood Dance Academy will host Sunday permit sales.
Safety gear is mandatory while cutting; you will not be sold a firewood permit if you cannot present your safety gear before you enter the site and privileges will be revoked if you do not wear it while cutting.  Gear includes protective footwear, eye protection, ear protection and chainsaw pads/pants. 
Safety is our priority.

Any questions, just submit them here on the blog to get the answers for everyone to read.




8 comments:

  1. These permits are $30 for our fundraiser areas. Cash only.

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  2. I cant find when the nanaimo lakes gates are locked for the night...????

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  3. Nanaimo Lakes is TimberWest private property.

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  4. Do they still rent the chainsaw pants

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  5. Do they still rent the pants ??

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  6. We don't rent pants, but maybe a chainsaw store would.

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  7. How much wood can you take for the $30?

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  8. Essentially up to a cord, like the back of a pick-up up truck box rounded.

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