May 31st, 2016 will be the 36th anniversary of the tragic loss of Saskatoon Fire
Fighters’ Victor James Budz and Dennis Aron Guenter, during the Queen’s Hotel
fire on May 31st, 1980.
The Saskatoon Downtown Business Improvement District and Saskatoon
Professional Firefighter’s IAFF Local 80 will be unveiling a plaque in memory of
Victor Budz and Dennis Guenter, on the site of the Queen’s Hotel, which is now
the Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon.
Current and past members of the Saskatoon Fire Department will be marching
from the #1 Fire Hall to the 100 block of 20th St E (the north side of the theatres.)
Where an unveiling ceremony will take place at 1:30 pm on May 31st. Several
speakers will discuss the impact that this loss has had on IAFF Local 80, Saskatoon
Fire Department and the Community. Mayor Don Atchison, Fire Chief Morgan
Hackl and IAFF 80 President Rob Hogan have confirmed their participation.
We invite you to attend with RSVPs sent to;