....was raised on the importance of giving back.

Mike Kaye has been volunteering with Muscular Dystrophy Canada now for more than 12 years. He started his association with this fine organization when he began his career as a Saanich Firefighter in 1996. Every year, fire departments throughout Canada spend a weekend standing in front of local businesses to collection money for MD. Fittingly called the “Boot Drive”, this fundraiser is very well known in Victoria and throughout B.C. To date, Saanich has raised more than $3million. This is just one of many fundraisers held throughout Canada during the year.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Firefighters have had a connection which has been holding strong for over 50 years.Mike works hard to keep the enthusiasm fresh and to encourage more participation.

Over the years, Mike has taken on more and more responsibility. He presently holds the position of Firefighter Representative on the Board of Directors for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This year he was voted Fire Fighter of the Year and awarded at a ceremony in Toronto.

Mike will continue his work with this organization but has taken on a new challenge working with the The Victoria Foundation’s, Leadership Victoria. "Being selected for Leadership Victoria is quite an honour." says Mike, "I look forward to learning new skills and continuing to enrich the community which I am happy to call home."

We wish Mike much success and keep up the good work in your community!