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October 2016

Shaping Vancouver 2016: What is the vision for Chinatown?

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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

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

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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