The Airdrie LAV III departed from the Militex Coatings facility in London, Ontario on October 17th, 2016, starting its journey home to Airdrie, Alberta. The Militex staff were kind enough to install the banners that had been supplied by Sign Concepts. The trucking was provided by Ken Bilben.
The status of this journey to Alberta was tracked within this website. (see photos & captions)
Airdrie's LAV III arrived on the morning of October 20th. Thank You to the driver and his co-pilot!
Airdrie's LAV III was installed on October 20th, 2016 starting at 09:00 hrs. Candesto provided one VMB, while the City of Airdrie provided the other.
Main Street in Airdrie was closed by the City of Airdrie between Erin Drive and Summerfield Blvd. from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs. (the crews finished 2 hours earlier than originally anticipated) Sterling's 300 Ton crane was needed to transfer the LAV III from the truck located in the centre of Main Street to the newly constructed LAV Monument slab that is located in the middle of the museum's front lawn. Borger assisted with the mob & demob of the crane.
Traffic was diverted onto Summerfield Blvd. from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs.
Access to the work area was limited to those involved with the lifting operation only, as well as prior approved media personnel.
Once the LAV III was lifted into position on the new slab, Lorentz Contracting installed the four steel special-purpose pedestals to permanently affix the LAV III to the purpose-built pedestal.
Airdrie's LAV III had been covered with camouflage tarps in order to keep the unit under wraps until the formal dedication ceremony that took place on November 6th, 2016.
The following is a brief summary of the activities contributed by our Sponsors. Quite significantly, these were both provided at no cost to the program, and delivered in a timely and efficient manner:
ALL INSTALLATION WORK IS NOW 100% Complete !
The following is a brief summary of the activities generously contributed by our Sponsors. Quite significantly, most of the contributions were in fact actual involvement by the Sponsors where they not only provided the goods and services at no cost to the program, the support was delivered in a timely and efficient manner.
This section identifies four main activities, namely: