World's largest tin soldier
|Category:||Buildings & Structures|
|Date:||29 11, 2000|
|Tags:||World, Guiness, largest|
The Tin Soldier concept was proposed by
current New Westminster Mayor Wayne
Wright, modeled on soldiers of the Royal
Engineers who founded New
Westminster 139 years ago (since 2003).
The giant Tin Soldier was jointly
designed by the Sheet Metal Workers
International Association Local Union 280
and BC Sheet Metal Association
(SMACNA-BC), and built by the Austin
Metal Fabricators in Burnaby, BC.
After construction, the monumental Tin
soldier was unveiled on November 29, 2000
at the Royal Westminster Regiment Armoury
in New Westminster, BC, as part of a nine-
day Festival of Trees charity event for the
Simon Fraser Society for Community Living
A year later, the Tin Soldier was moved to its permanent home at
the New Westminster Quay Public Market down on the
waterfront. Dedication ceremonies were held February 14
Valentines Day 2001 including the placement of a Time Capsule
that will be opened in the year 2025.
Height: 32 feet (9.8 meters)
Weight: 5 tons
Construction: stainless steel
Construction period: 500 man-hours
Contains a Time Capsule to be opened in 2025.
Location: Westminster Quay Public Market