Pancakes, firefighters, and more!
Yesterday, local firefighters and community members had a blast at the free pancake breakfast hosted by DECSA, a non-profit charitable organization. DECSA staff and volunteers served 456 hungry people from 7:30 to 10:30 am.
“What an excellent event! The best part was the whipping cream and strawberries on top of the pancakes. The sausages were great too,” said one guest.
Local firefighters and their truck were a huge success. “The kids really enjoyed having a tour of the fire truck. It was great teaching them about it and about the fire department. The breakfast was awesome,” – Edmonton firefighter.
“The inside of the truck was so cool!” said one boy.
“Today was the perfect day for a breakfast. The sun was out, the food was great, and the kids obviously had a blast.”
Children and adults alike enjoyed the craft table, dress-up photo station, jumpy castle and games. DECSA staff and City of Edmonton volunteers also painted children’s faces. “We painted all kinds of characters – cats, dogs, tigers, lions, and bears. The kids were really excited when they saw themselves.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better day for our 8th annual pancake breakfast,” said Deborah, CEO. “I feel honoured to be part of an organization that embraces the community as a whole. This was an excellent opportunity to connect with our neighbours, local businesses, foster community partnerships, and build new ones.”
DECSA team members were overjoyed to provide good food and great fun to Edmontonians today!
DECSA, a non-profit charitable organization located just off of Wayne Gretzky Drive and 118 Avenue, has been providing employment training and services for all Albertans with barriers, including persons with disabilities. Many face multiple barriers to employment. Our programs and services are designed to equip clients with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need to plan a career and obtain and maintain a job. We work closely with employers to ensure that our clients are appropriately matched and trained as well as to provide information and on-site supports that contribute to their success.