EVENT: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 18, 11 am start, Howe and Drake to Howe and Georgia then Georgia to Granville. We’ll be there! Use the hashtag #VFRSBand to tweet your pictures or video of us and we’ll try to share them on this site.


VIDEO: Chinese New Year’s Parade, Vancouver, 2012

Video of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band marching and playing Colonel Bogey in the Chinese New Year Parade in Vancouver, BC, January 29, 2012.


VIDEO: 2011 Grey Cup Parade

This is the first of two videos of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Band’s participation in the 2011 Grey Cup Parade. Our weather-flattened but hearty rendition of “Lions” was well-received by a rain-soaked crowd!


Coming soon: Videos and Pictures from the 125th Anniversary of the VFRS

The weather was spectacular, the crowd was fantastic, and the music was hot! (Or so we were told…)

And now we’re beat…

Stay tuned for some pictures and videos from today’s event, the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services! Also today, we commemorated 125 years since the Great Fire, also called the Gastown Fire, that levelled the newly-incorporated City of Vancouver in a matter of hours.

We’ll get those pictures and videos up as soon as we […]


EVENT: June 12, 125th Anniversary Celebration

It’s time to celebrate!

“Why?” you ask?

April, May and June, 1886, were big months in the lives of people living in Gastown, on Burrard Inlet. Three things happened, in quick succession: they incorporated Gastown and environs as the City of Vancouver (April 6), they formed a brand-new fire brigade (May 28, but only with shovels, axes, and buckets to start out with), and then they lost everything when the city caught on fire and essentially burned to the ground (June 13), […]