Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck cuts the cake. (Photo by Michael Marini)

Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck cuts the cake. (Photo by Michael Marini)

Thetis Island celebrates opening of expanded and renovated fire hall

More than 70 people attend ceremony to mark special occasion

More than 70 residents and visitors gathered outside the firehall on Thetis Island Saturday to celebrate the official opening of the newly-expanded and renovated Central Hall. Celebrating with Thetis were fire chiefs and officers from the Penelakut, Ladysmith, Cowichan Bay, Sahtlam, North Oyster and Lantzville Fire Departments as well as the CVRD Fire Rescue Services Coordinator and CVRD Telecommunications Coordinator. (Photo by Dave Tarris)

Fire Chief Jeannine Caldbeck cuts the cake. (Photo by Michael Marini)

Marge Armstrong, widow of retired Deputy Chief Harry Armstrong, and retired Fire Chief Pete Rees officially uncouple the hose to open the newly renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island Saturday. The fire service does this instead of cutting a ribbon. Rees and Armstrong were the first chiefs on Thetis and built the original hall. (Photo by Arthur Gooding)

Rookie cake cutters Rookie Fire Fighters Mindy Thorne and Jeffrey Thudian serve cake to more than 70 guests attending the official opening of the newly-renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)

More than 70 people attend ceremony to mark special occasion

 

Marge Armstrong, widow of retired Deputy Chief Harry Armstrong, and retired Fire Chief Pete Rees officially uncouple the hose to open the newly renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island Saturday. The fire service does this instead of cutting a ribbon. Rees and Armstrong were the first chiefs on Thetis and built the original hall. (Photo by Arthur Gooding)

Marge Armstrong, widow of retired Deputy Chief Harry Armstrong, and retired Fire Chief Pete Rees officially uncouple the hose to open the newly renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island Saturday. The fire service does this instead of cutting a ribbon. Rees and Armstrong were the first chiefs on Thetis and built the original hall. (Photo by Arthur Gooding)

Rookie cake cutters Rookie Fire Fighters Mindy Thorne and Jeffrey Thudian serve cake to more than 70 guests attending the official opening of the newly-renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)

Rookie cake cutters Rookie Fire Fighters Mindy Thorne and Jeffrey Thudian serve cake to more than 70 guests attending the official opening of the newly-renovated and expanded Central Fire Hall on Thetis Island. (Photo by Jeannine Caldbeck)