Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services (VFRS) Band Archive

Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band: News, photos, videos, events, and other posts about what we're up to across Metro Vancouver, BC

About VFRS Band

Official firefighters' band for the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, serving Metro Vancouver since 1927.

About VFRS Band

Official firefighters' band for the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, serving Metro Vancouver since 1927.

Nov
18

Bright Nights in Stanley Park

One of our favourite times of the year is Christmas! One of our favourite events at Christmastime is the Bright Nights in Stanley Park Volunteer Appreciation Night.

Many (hundreds?) of firefighters volunteer their time to create a festive, sparkly Winter Wonderland by the Stanley Park Train, then invite families from the whole Lower Mainland to come and enjoy the scene. Even better, they start working on it in October! (Ever wonder how they get the Maple Leaf flag — made of […]

Nov
05

VIDEO: Tribute to Canada’s Veterans and Military Valour – BC Lions’ Game Halftime – Nov. 1, 2013

We were very proud to participate in this massed band tribute, led by the NADEN Band from Esquimalt, to honour our Canadian veterans and current-serving military personnel at this special half-time show during the final BC Lions’ Game of the season.

Nov
01

EVENT: Half-time show during BC Lions’ game, Nov 1, 2013

Looking forward to tonight: we’ll be performing during the BC Lions’ half-time show as part of a big massed-band (lots of bands playing together) to honour military and paramilitary personnel.

See you at the game!

Mar
17

EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Vancouver, March 17, 2013

Top ‘o the mornin’ to ye! ‘Tis a great day to be Irish, you can be sure.

See you at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, March 17, 2013. The parade marches off at 11 am along Howe Street, and we’ll be there with our fire trucks and green hats.

On the lyre: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, and McNamara’s band. Make sure you sing along as we walk by!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Feb
17

EVENT: Chinese New Year Parade, Feb 17, 2013

This year’s Chinese New Year in Vancouver’s Chinatown will be the biggest one ever in its 40-year history, and we’ll be there again this year, too!

Full details on the parade are here: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mobileweb/2013/02/15/vancouver-chinese-new-year-parade-2013_n_2690382.html

Make sure you view the photo gallery from last year, too. Lots of amazing colours and costumes, and we even made the 14th frame! (Hint: we usually walk just in front of the fire trucks.)

Gung Hey Fat Choi!