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The fire vessel, located just north of the Pavilion Building, is a stunning art piece created by renowned Saskatchewan artist, Douglas Bentham. This piece has a natural gas flame which is usable during all four seasons of the year. The fire pit area has a seating node for all age groups to gather and enjoy at any time of day.
Partial funding for the fire vessel, landscaping, and seating node was provided by the Provincial Government through its Olympic Torch Legacy funding and the Saskatoon Olympic Torch Relay Committee. The local Olympic Torch Relay Committee unanimously voted to make the fire vessel its legacy, commemorating the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. The Olympic Torch went through Saskatoon on January 11, 2010, on its cross-Canada journey to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Booking of the fire vessel for a private event can be done through City of Saskatoon Allocations at 306- 975-3366. Due to the use of natural gas piping to light the flame, a commissionaire is needed to unlock and safely ignite the flame, at a minimal cost. Close proximity to the Pavilion Building allows access to concessions and washrooms.