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July 2016

Walking Tour: A History of Granville Street

July 23, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Image courtesy of City of Vancouver Archives CVA-780-53 Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon and Vancouver Heritage Commission member, Anthony Norfolk in an exploration of one of Vancouver’s most famous streets – Granville Street, south of West Georgia Street. On Wednesday, May 15, 1886, Lauchlan Hamilton, a City of Vancouver Aldermen and the CPR Land Commissioner began to stake out and survey what would become Granville Street. It is still today one of Vancouver’s pre-eminent ‘high…

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September 2016

Heritage Vancouver Top10 Tour & Talk – Japantown, North Strathcona: Past, Present, and Future

September 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet outside Japanese Language School at Alexander and Jackson
Alexander Street

North Strathcona, including Japantown, lies on unceded Coast Salish territory, and was built on ancient Salish sites, possibly 3,000 years old, along the south shore of Burrard Inlet. The seasonal site of Q’umq’umal’ay’ (“Big Leaf Maple Trees”) included the area at the intersection of today’s Hasting Street at Dunlevy Avenue and was declared Crown land after the colony of British Columbia was created in 1858. This land soon became a European logging camp and then Hastings Saw Mill, in 1867.…

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October 2016

Shaping Vancouver 2016: What is the vision for Chinatown?

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre,
149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
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Chinatown has been one of the enduring neighbourhoods that define Vancouver. Throughout its history it has provided spaces to live, work, shop and gather. Due to its history it has developed a distinguishable character, rich history as well as culturally and architecturally unique buildings. All of this has been recognized through the creation of a part of Chinatown as a National Historic Site. But as development intensifies, there is alarming concern in the community over the impacts of that development.…

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December 2016

Heritage Vancouver Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party

December 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Roedde House Museum,
1415 Barclay St
Vancouver, BC Canada
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This year’s Annual General Meeting and Christmas Party have been set for December 6. We hope that you’ll come out and join us at the historic Roedde House Museum to celebrate the season. A lot has been happening with the society this year and we’ll fill you in on what’s been going on and all the exciting things to expect from us for 2017. The AGM begins at 6:30pm.  After the AGM, we welcome members, friends, supporters, and anyone interested in…

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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
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre,
149 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4 Canada
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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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