Our Pipe Organ

When our church building was constructed in 1981, the sanctuary was designed with an organ loft located above the pulpit. The organ committee contacted local organ builders for proposals, and through the contacts of Rev. D. VanderBoom the committee was able to access the valuable expertise of organist Dirk Janszn. Zwart of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The order was given in 1982 to the Dutch immigrant organ builder Hugo Spilker of Victoria, BC. Because of limited financial resources, the first pipe organ was built from used parts, some of which came from the “Maranatha” Canadian Reformed Church in Surrey, BC. Over the next decade, repair costs were more than double the original purchase price. At the beginning of the 21st century, a decision was made to replace the instrument.

Our current pipe organ was built by the Canadian organ builder Casavant Frères. The Opus number is 3872. The organ was installed in June 2008. On September 19, 2008 the inauguration took place, featuring organist and composer Denis Bédard, who was also commissioned to write a new composition “Quatre Psaumes” for this organ.



Prestant 8′
Chimney Flute 8′
Octave 4′
Quinte 2 2/3′
Flute 2′
Seventeenth 1 3/5′
Mixture II-IV
Trumpet 8′


Stopped Diapason 8′
Gambe 8′
Vox Celeste 8′
Principal 4′
Spindle Flute 4′
Fifteenth 2′
Ninteenth 1 1/3′
Doucaine 16′
Oboe 8′
Swell 16′
Swell 4′


Subbass 16′
Octavebass 8′
Octave 4′
Doucaine 16′ (Swell)
Trumpet 8′ (Great)

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