Imagine this…10,590 men and women from 56 countries competing in Metro Vancouver at the 2009 World Police and Fire Games. It started as a dream – two Burnaby firefighters believed that the Games could successfully be held in British Columbia. So, Jeff and Miles began the successful bid process with a deposit of $2,500 each on their personal credit cards. Jeff and Miles then worked countless hours to organize first the bid process and then the event – 64 sporting events at 40 plus sites using 3400 volunteers. The economic impact was significant to the local economy and as well over $100,000 was raised for the Burnaby Firefighters charitable society. We honour Jeff and Miles today for their foresight, determination and passion in bringing these Games to BC.