Vernon Fire Brigade - Vernon, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T0SHEA
N 50° 15.911 W 119° 16.272
11U E 338134 N 5570583
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon. There are currently 27 murals and featured is Vernon Fire Brigade, #3 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 11:48:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMMCH1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
All the murals are extremely well done; one cannot help but stand in awe of their grandeur and be a witness to the artists' talent and creativity.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
#3 - Vernon Fire Brigade.

Vernon Fire Brigade

3102 30th Street

The importance of a well-equipped fire department cannot be underestimated. At first the Vernon Fire Brigade had only leather buckets to fight fires with. Prompted by insurance companies, the brigade purchased a hand-drawn engine equipped with only a hand pump. Later they upgraded to the motorized engine shown in this mural.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Margarita Alejandre
Liz Allardice
Eric Fossi
Mandarine Funke
Nicky McEwan
Thomas McQuabbie
Brant Patton
Joe Sanders

From the Vernon Fire Brigade

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Vernon Fire Brigade

City: Vernon

Location Name: Sanders Medical

Artist: Michelle Laughery

Date: 1999 and 2008

Media: Painted on concrete building blocks

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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