Jun
29

MUSIC: All of Me [with vocals]

Music track of song, All of Me, at the 125th Anniversary of the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services department. Sung by band member Carla, with various solos by nearby steam fire engine, Steve on keys, Rob on trumpet…

Jun
12

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 […]

Jun
06

2011 Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Ceremony

2011 Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony

A solemn occasion in which we honoured fallen firefighters in a ceremony held on the steps of the Legislature Building in Victoria, BC.

Mar
23

Pictures from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2011

Here are some pictures from the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on a gorgeous spring day in downtown Vancouver!

For the parade, we marshalled (got organized with all the other parade entrants) on the deck of the Granville Street bridge, which meant we got to soak in the sun for a while, and get a few photos of some of the other entrants, before the parade rolled out. Then we travelled north (the wrong way!) down the Howe Street on-ramp and […]

Mar
09

Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Service 2011

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On March 7, 2011, hundreds of BC firefighters joined together on the lawns of the Legislature in Victoria to commemorate the untimely passing of 14 of our comrades. All of them died from cancer, an occupational hazard that was recognized as a work-related injury in 2005.

Here’s a link to the Times-Colonist newspaper article, that tells a little more about the story behind the ceremony, the first one to be held here in BC. Here’s a link to the […]