Ezra Wnuk receives a cheque from members of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service after he was named as a “Little Hero.” Also pictured are his Grade 5 teacher Shannon Thiesen (right) and school principal AnnaLisa Osterby-Batryn. (Submitted photo)

Ezra Wnuk receives a cheque from members of Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service after he was named as a “Little Hero.” Also pictured are his Grade 5 teacher Shannon Thiesen (right) and school principal AnnaLisa Osterby-Batryn. (Submitted photo)

Abbotsford boy named ‘Little Hero’ after donating birthday funds

Ezra Wnuk receives award from fire department

A 10-year-old boy who donated his birthday cash to the Terry Fox Foundation was recently recognized as a “Little Hero” by Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service (AFRS).

Ezra Wnuk, a Grade 5 student at Abbotsford School of Integrated Arts (North Poplar campus), and his classmates were recently visited by AFRS firefighters at the school.

They presented Ezra with a $100 prize, and his class then got to take a closeup look at a fire truck.

Ezra was nominated for the honour after his teacher, Shannon Thiesen, saw an Instagram post from AFRS, asking for “Little Heroes” nominees – kids who have demonstrated bravery or generosity.

Thiesen was impressed that Ezra had donated $135 – all the money he received from his 10th birthday on Sept. 4 – to the Terry Fox Foundation.