Union Bay Fire Rescue / Fanny Bay Fire Dept.
Union Bay / Fanny Bay
Fire Rescue Awards Banquet 2023

Union Bay/Fanny Bay Fire Rescue gathered to honour its members in the Inaugural Combined Department Awards Banquet. Such an amazing celebration.

A special thank you to Alexis Royer and her team from the Union Bay Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (UBVFFA) for arranging the event. It was no small undertaking, however the hard work paid off— it was the best yet.

This years Department award recipients are as follows,

  • Fire Fighter of the Year UB—Capt. Martin McRae
  • Fire Fighter of the Year FB—AC Max Mielke
  • Rookie of the Year UB—FF Brayden Cristiano
  • Rookie of the Year FB—FF Mike Smith (Yes, there is a story)
  • Chief’s Award FB—Capt. Stephen Strachan
  • First Responder Award FB—Capt Ken Morgan
  • High Water Award FB—FF Mike Smith
  • Productivity Award FB—FF Michael Francetic
  • Financial Award FB—FF Marty Adams

Community recognition,

  • Anna Hay, Union Bay Market (Accepted by Dan & Diane Jager)
  • Brenda Bitten, Down by the Bay and Union Bay Community Hall
  • Nik Jovicic, First Credit Union UB
  • Roxanne Milligan, Fanny Bay Inn (Accepted by AC Max Mielke) 

Fire Fighter and Rookie of the Year (Martin McRae, Max Mielke, Mike Smith, Braydon Cristiano


Fanny Bay Awards (Ken Morgan, Stephen Strachan, Mike Smith, Michael Francetic, Marty Adams (not pictured)

Community Recognition (Brenda Bitten, Nik Jovicic, Max Mielke for the FBI, Dan and Diane Jager for the UB Market)