The Stroud Volunteer Firefighters Association will host its community pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 17 from 8-11 a.m. at Innisfil Fire Station No. 3, located in the village at 2394 Victoria St.
With the exception of the multi-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the popular event has been an annual event since it began in 2003.
Members of the Stroud Volunteer Firefighters Association say they are eager to continue with the tradition.
“Over the past years, the residents of Stroud and community members from the town of Innisfil attend this event to enjoy the company of friends and family, visit with emergency personnel and enjoy a variety of food,” said Warren Kirwan, who's a volunteer firefighter at Station No. 3.
“We have approximately 300 to 400 people attend the pancake breakfast every year,” he added.
Kirwan told InnisfilToday that pancakes, peameal bacon, eggs, and beverages are provided by community organizations committed to the town of Innisfil.
"We would like to thank our community partners, such as Alcona Sobey's and Stroud Tim Hortons for helping with food donations, as well as Magnetsigns for helping with the promotion of this event," he said.
Community members know that the warm weather brings construction, including around the fire hall.
“We don't believe the construction on the 10th Line will affect our attendance since the majority of attendees will be coming from Innisfl," Kirwan said. "Although the majority of the attendees are anticipated to be local, all are welcome from surrounding areas as well.”
A family-friendly event, the Stroud Volunteer Firefighters Association will have fire safety materials on hand, and they also welcome guests to climb up and take a seat in a fire truck.
“We appreciate all the support from the residents of Innisfil and (we) are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday,” Kirwan said.
Station No. 3 has 14 active members and they are all volunteers.