News & Events

June 2021

'Old31' Arrived at the Museum

The truck arrived on June 3rd. There was a gathering of volunteers to meet it and help with getting it secured away. The water tank, installed after it left West Vancouver, can be seen in the photo on the right. Among the things we have to do early on is make space in the museum for the parts that come off to be repaired, painted etc,; also remove the tank out of the hose bed.

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May 2020

June 11 2022

Burrard Yacht Club Boat & Car Show

Squamish art adorns new West Vancouver fire truck

April 2022

A new fire truck featuring Indigenous art is about to hit the streets of West Vancouver

The project came from a desire within the West Vancouver Fire Department to demonstrate its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The department met with Squamish artist Xwalacktun, whom they commissioned to create the piece that would be featured on the new truck. 

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Xwalacktun says his work for the fire department was inspired by the idea of the Lions Gate Bridge literally bridging communities and cultures together. 

The design features a canoe with paddles up, representing peace and respect between cultures."  

It has a wolf design to represent family," Xwalacktun said. "We're all family."

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Tool Box Made & Painted

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The wooden Hose reel was restored by Ed Hulme, a museum volunteer, a few years ago. It needed a wooden toolbox, like the original to be complete. Rick Titcomb and Ed made and painted a new toolbox and now the hose reel looks great! It's on display at the museum.

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