It is official: Meadow Lake’s Lyndon Shryko will be one of 12 firefighters featured in the 2019 Saskatchewan Firefighters Calendar.
A selection night took place May 10, where he was one of 17 male and female firefighters from across the province vying for a spot. Shryko said he enjoyed meeting everyone, and the experience was very interactive.
“It was nice to share firefighting stories,” Shryko said. “We would kind of go around and shake hands with the crowd, give them high-fives.”
Shryko said he was pleased to learn he will be featured in the calendar for the month of August, as he put in months of dieting and exercise to help the positive cause. The proceeds from calendar sales each year go to support the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
“I spent a lot of time working for it, so it’s nice to be able to go farther,” Shryko said. “There will be a photo shoot in about a month; now I’m going to be dieting and training even harder.”
The calendar is set to come out in the fall, and Shryko said he and the other featured firefighters will be involved in promotional activities including a launch event and autograph signings. Shryko said he hopes to organize an event in Meadow Lake as well, to coincide with the local fire department’s annual open house.
Shryko is an electrician by trade, and works at Tolko’s Meadow Lake OSB Division. He has been a firefighter for over two years.
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