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March 2017
Free; donations appreciated

Shaping Vancouver 2017: The Future of Heritage In Vancouver – What the New Thematic Framework Means for Our City

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Conversation #1: The future of heritage in Vancouver– What the new thematic framework means for our city Under the Heritage Action Plan of 2015, development commenced on a new thematic framework in order to update the Vancouver Heritage Register so that it reflected newer approaches to heritage. This includes recognition of a broader range of heritage values, beyond just the architectural. This work on the new framework is nearing completion and will change how we evaluate and recognize heritage in…

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May 2017
Free; donations appreciated

Shaping Vancouver 2017: Undefined Heritage – Diversity, Inclusivity and Understanding

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Conversation #2: Undefined Heritage – Diversity, Inclusivity and Understanding What would a broader narrative that includes our diverse histories that shaped our city look like? Heritage policy in Vancouver has historically been dominated by a pre-1940 Anglo-Colonial bias that has limited how and what we define as heritage. This has resulted in the exclusion of many narratives that are essential to the development of our city. In this talk, we explore what it means when Vancouver Specials, diverse cultural groups,…

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June 2017
$30 - $40

Bus Tour: 2017 Top10 Endangered Sites

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Climb aboard a Transit Museum Society (TRAMS) historic bus for an exclusive guided tour of Heritage Vancouver’s 2017 Top10 Endangered Sites! Since 2001, Heritage Vancouver has published this well-regarded list annually on the most endangered sites in Vancouver. It details in depth the threat to, the significance of, and our position on these at risk resources and is the product of countless hours of work by dedicated volunteers and staff. We have two number ones on our list this year…

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August 2017
$10 - $15

Heritage Vancouver Top10 Tour + Talk – Chinatown: Historic Urban Landscape

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chinatown: Historic Urban Landscapes Chinatown is an important neighbourhood that reflects Vancouver’s history and heritage through continual interactions between culture and place in day-to-day life. Chinatown has been on our Watch List for the past two years and the National Trust for Canada Top 10 Endangered Places in 2016. It is a unique historic urban landscape that is increasingly at risk of losing its unique area character and special cultural / social life. Following last year’s success with our new…

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September 2017
Free - $35

Shaping Vancouver 2017: Subcultural Heritage – Emergence of Social Diversity and the Creation of Heritage

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Conversation #3: Subcultural Heritage – Emergence of Social Diversity and the Creation of Heritage By definition, subcultures are oppositional in nature and exist outside of the mainstream. As they fight for changes and recognition, these marginal cultural practices may assimilate and change society as a whole in the long term. Various subcultures have emerged and taken root in Vancouver such as punk rock, the LGBTQ community, hippies, the Georgia Straight, and Greenpeace and environmentalism. This discussion looks at the heritage…

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