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Carpentry students craft new home for veteran of Bowen Fire Department fleet

Greg Cormier and his team of carpentry students from West Vancouver Secondary School have been hard at work building a carport for the new Fire Hall

Bowen’s new Fire Hall is expected to be occupied this summer, which will require a large and well-planned relocation effort.

Part of this will involve the transport of one of the oldest members of the department, the 1969 Pumper Truck. To make sure it has a landing spot, West Vancouver Secondary School teacher Greg Cormier and his carpentry students have been working on building a new carport at the Miller Road site to store the vintage vehicle.

The carport is made out of a familiar figure: the large Douglas Fir Tree that had to be removed on-site last year was repurposed and given new life through this permanent structure. 

Cormier was sure to thank the many people and businesses who supported the project, including: Fire Chief Aaron Hanen, Amy Adams, Lindsey Tourand Engineering, Bowen Concrete, Liberty Construction, Custom Coastal Homes, Matakana Scaffold, Black Bear Trucking, Penfolds Roofing, Twin Island Excavation, and of course the WVSS carpentry students, who along with Cormier are very proud of how the carport turned out.

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