Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Celebrates 125th Anniversary in Gastown with Mayor Gregor Robertson and Squamish Chief Gibby Jacob
On June 12, 2011, the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and Mayor Gregor Robertson celebrated 125th anniversary (1886-2011) and commemorated the Great Fire of 1886 that raged across the entire city just two months after its incorporation. Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob and Deputy Chief Nick Delmonico gave speeches amidst a First Nations song and dance and Chinese Lions Dance dedication. The event took place in Gastown where Gassy Jack Deighton had the city’s first saloon. A working 1889 model of Shand Mason Horse-Drawn Steam Fire Engine on loan from the Victoria Fire Department was brought out for service.
VIDEO – Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services Celebrates 125th Anniversary
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