Saturday: Paddle for the Webster Firefighters

by Preconceived Noceans


First off, a very Happy New Year to all and I hope 2013 brings wonderful things to all my good friends.

This saturday we are ringing in the New Year with a ceremony to honor the two fallen Webster Firefighters who lost their lives right before Christmas. Tomasz Kaczowka and Lt. Mike Chiapperini were responding to a fire in Webster when the tragedy occurred. The Webster community has been so important to us surfers on Lake Ontario and around Rochester that we are coming together to honor these two heroes.

At 1:00pm on Saturday January 5th we will be meeting at the park in Sea Breeze to participate in an incredible event practiced offen throughout the whole surfing community. Surfers gather in special paddle outs where they form a large circle in the water and say a prayer to honor fallen friends. At 1pm we will be paddling out to honor two brave men who helped our community in more ways than most.

It will be an extremely special event and if you are in the Rochester area we would love you to come down to the beach and take part in honoring these men. We are hoping to have a few members of the fire department come and a few fellow surfers from Toronto and lake Erie come to the event. The more people that come, the bigger message we will send to the Webster Fire Department and the families of the two fallen men.

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