Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Upcoming Heritage Vancouver events! Check them out!

Here is some news on some very worthwhile Heritage Vancouver events:

Walking Tour: Historic Chinatown

Sunday, September 21st; 10am to 12:30pm
Tourguide: Larry Wong
Meet at Millenium Gate
$10 Heritage Vancouver members; $15 non-members

Join Larry Wong, who was born and raised in Chinatown, as he takes you on an intimate tour of Chinatown. Larry is a public historian for the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of B.C. Find out how the World’s Narrowest Building came to be, visit the original site of the CPR Roundhouse before it was moved to Yaletown and find out the history of several heritage buildings such as the Chinese Freemasons and the Yip Sang building built in 1889.

Learn how the Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association prevented the demolition of the Strathcona area and a proposed freeway which would have endangered Chinatown as we know it today. 

Purchase your tickets at www.heritagevancouver.org or purchase in cash 15 minutes before start of tour

Walking Tour: Behind The Scenes at The Bloedel Conservatory and Queen Elizabeth Park

Saturday, September 27th; 10am to 1pm
Tourguides: John Coupar and Vicky Earle
$20 Includes Admission to Bloedel Conservatory

Heritage Vancouver Society and the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association invite you to join Park Board Commissioner, John Coupar and VanDusen Botanical Garden Governor, Vicky Earle for a tour of the Conservatory and Gardens at Queen Elizabeth Park. Find out about the history of the park and conservatory, the techniques used to restore the roof and life of the plants and birds that call Bloedel home. Purchase your tickets at www.heritagevancouver.org

Frances Willard Commemoration and Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014; 11am to 2pm
Location: The Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park

11 am: Refreshments and Display
11:45 am: Introduction, followed by Talk by Chris Hay
12:30 pm: Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments with Donald Luxton (ticket required); meet in front of Stanley Park Pavilion. Tickets for Walking Tour: $10 HV members; $15 non-members

Join us for a historic commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the unveiling of the Frances Willard Plaque in Stanley Park. The plaque and tree planting on September 28, 1939 commemorated the 100th birthday of Frances Elizabeth Willard, founder of the World Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the organization that led the campaign for women winning the vote in many countries.

We will recognize newly-discovered historical connections between this site and events considered to be of National Historic Significance. Historian Chris Haywill discuss the historic importance of the plaque and these events to BC women winning the vote, and will mount a display of historic information. This is a kick-off event for October’s National Women’s History Month in Canada; there is also a remarkable connection between NWHM and this event!

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy the Capilano Group of Companies, operators of the Stanley Park Pavilion.Following the event, join Donald Luxton, past-President of Heritage Vancouver, for a lively and informative walking tour of some of the monuments in Stanley Park, including the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, which is currently under restoration.

Purchase your tickets at www.heritagevancouver.org

A Converation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver

September 29th; 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Town Hall Meeting Room, main floor Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue (enter by front door)
Admission $10, (all revenues from the event support Heritage Vancouver’s conservation initiatives)

Heritage Vancouver welcomes Brian Jackson, General Manager, Planning and Development Services for the City of Vancouver for our annual heritage review. This will include heritage priorities as seen in 2014 and looking ahead to the future of heritage in Vancouver. Heritage Vancouver works closely with the City of Vancouver to find solutions for the conservation of our heritage structures.

Discussions over the past year have included the The Heritage Action Plan,  the Vancouver Building Bylaw, Heritage Schools, the Hollywood Theatre, First Shaughnessy,  the demolition of the Legg House, and Heritage as part of the neighbourhood plans. We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event to info@heritagevancouver.org to ensure that your questions are on the agenda.  
Purchase your tickets at www.heritagevancouver.org

For more details, contact:
Helen Phillips

Program Coordinator
Heritage Vancouver Society

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