Feature image credit:
Marilyn Patterson, c. 1998
Gregg worked for Forsite Consulting in 1998. His company seconded him to work the fire for three days leading up to his wedding.
Gregg and his fiancé had made plans for their August wedding. They had booked the Salmon Arm Museum’s grounds at R.J. Haney Heritage Village, but when the museum was evacuated, the wedding venue had to change. The new venue was nearer Shuswap Lake at the Trickle Inn. During the ceremony, the Martin Mars air tanker made its presence known reloading on the lake. Gregg has the video to prove it.