FDU(A) run for Christmas Daddies

Member of FDU(A) participate each year in the Christmas Daddies Navy Divers Run around the Halifax Regional Municipality. In 2018, the unit raised $13,000 for children in need.

FDU(A) members to run 50 km in support of Christmas Daddies

By Lt(N) Éliane Trahan,

Members of Fleet Diving Unit (Atlantic) (FDU(A)) and their families will once again participate in their 37th Annual Christmas Daddies Navy Divers Run on Saturday, December 7, 2019, to collect money for children in need during Christmas time.

The 50 km trek will begin at 8:30 a.m., from 12 Wing Shearwater’s Lower Base, proceeding along Pleasant Street, Prince Arthur Avenue, Portland Street, Forrest Hills Drive, and Main Street in Dartmouth and ending in Halifax at the CTV News studios on 2885 Robie St.

FDU(A) members will appear on the 56th Annual Christmas Daddies Telethon to present funds raised from pledges and donations collected along the route.

Since their first year of involvement in 1983 for the Navy Divers Run, nearly $313 500 have been collected by FDU(A). Last year, they collected $13 000, let’s see if people will continue to be so generous this year. So, if you see a bunch of people running down the streets and roads throughout Halifax Regional Municipality, please give to this worthy cause.

Follow along on Social Media: Royal Canadian Navy Instagram account, @RCN_MRC; Maritime Forces Atlantic Facebook Page, @MaritimeForcesAtlantic; Christmas Daddies Telethon Twitter account, @DaddiesTelethon