Next meeting November 21st!

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is this Thursday, November 21st.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • Inventory of 1st Avenue historic houses – Commercial to Nanaimo – Neville and Eric
  • The function of double and single hung windows – Eric & group
  • Changes around the neighbourhood – Eric

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

GHG meeting this Thursday!

Hello!

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, October 17th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • Review of the Sept 28th Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Grandview Tour – All
  • Grandview Database – Jak King
  • A search for a “Tribute to Mining” mosaic – Greg Snider
  • Changes around the neighbourhood – Eric Phillips

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

News from Burnaby Village Museum

Sanya Pleshakov came to our meeting tonight to tell us about all the upcoming things at the Burnaby Village Museum.

If you’re interested, here are the programs starting this Saturday (there are a couple sold out already):

http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/EN/main/programs/by-series/public-programs/burnaby-neighbourhood-history.html

Burnaby Neighbourhood History

Free Speakers Series and Walking Tours

Explore a range of local history, heritage, and cultural topics. Community members are invited to bring their own stories, memories and questions to share. Presented in partnership by the Burnaby Village Museum and the Burnaby Public Library.

Talks »

Walking Tours »

Presentations are free but registration is required. Call the library at 604-436-5400 to reserve your place or use the links below to register online.

Talks

History of the Heights

September 25, 7-8:30pm
McGill Library | 4595 Albert Street
Register »

See photographs, share stories, and learn about the history of “the Heights” in North Burnaby. City of Burnaby Heritage Planner Lisa Codd will talk about the early development of the neighbourhood as well as some of the well-known businesses and landmarks that are still part of the community today.

Across the Pacific: Chinese Canadian Stories in Burnaby 

October 2, 7-8:30pm
Tommy Douglas Branch | 7311 Kingsway
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Join us for a virtual tour of Burnaby Village Museum’s Across the Pacific summer exhibition on the history of Chinese Canadians in Burnaby. Co-curator Denise Fong will share stories and historical photographs about Chinese Canadians in Burnaby, and their past and present connections to villages in Guangdong, China. The Hong family from Marine Drive’s Hop On Farm will share about their family’s multigenerational ties to Burnaby and farming in the Big Bend neighbourhood of south Burnaby.

Songs of Resistance

October 16, 7-8:30pm
Burnaby Village Museum | 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
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Join Solidarity Notes Labour Choir and City of Burnaby Heritage Planner Lisa Codd for an evening of song and short presentations about some of the protests and strikes that are part of Burnaby’s history. Singing along is encouraged! In partnership with the City of Burnaby Community Heritage Commission.

Unfounded: Discussions in Decolonizing Heritage

October 23, 7-8:30pm
Bob Prittie Metrotown Library | 6100 Willingdon Avenue
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How do we come to know our communities? What narratives and sense of place shape our connection to the lands we live upon? In this presentation, we will look at how dominant colonial narratives are embedded into the built environment, place names, heritage landscapes, and the very planning of our cities–contributing to exclusion and erasure of the local Coast Salish Nations who have lived on their unceded territories since time immemorial. How has “Heritage” contributed to the harms of colonialism? And what will it take to decolonize and re-Indigenize the stories, landscapes, and understandings of the places we call home? Led by Kamala Todd, Indigenous Community Planner and Filmmaker.

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Walking Tours

Explore the outdoors and indoors of our beautiful city during our Neighborhood Histories Series walking tours. Community members are invited to bring their own stories and questions.

Ceperley Estate Walking Tour [sold out]

September 21, 2-3:30pm
Burnaby Art Gallery | 6344 Deer Lake Avenue
Register »

Tour the grounds of the Fairacres Estate, constructed by Grace and Henry Ceperley on the shores of Deer Lake between 1909 and 1911. The tour will feature a peek inside some of the remaining estate buildings, including the Fairacres mansion that is now home to the Burnaby Art Gallery. Tour provided by City of Burnaby Heritage Planner, Lisa Codd.

Heritage Bus Tour to the Transit Museum of BC  [sold out]

September 28, 2-4pm
Cameron Library | 9523 Cameron Street
SOLD OUT

Join the Transit Museum Society of BC on a bus and walking tour of their vintage fleet and see busses from as far back as the 1930s. Participants will have a chance to learn and explore BC’s transportation history with experts. Tour includes a ride to and from Cameron Branch Library on a vintage bus. Unfortunately, the bus is unable to accommodate wheelchair users–please inform staff at time of registration to make alternate arrangements. Sensible footwear with closed toes are required.

Tour the Al Salaam Mosque & Islamic Education Centre

October 5, 2-3:30pm
Al Salaam Mosque | 5060 Canada Way
Register »

Masjid is Arabic for mosque while Al-Salaam is Arabic for peace. The award-winning design of this architectural marvel was conceived by local Muslim architect Sharif Senbel. Learn from Sharif about the significance behind many of the architectural details, as well as the importance of the Mosque as a place of faith, education and service to the larger community.

GHG Meeting Thursday, Sept 19th, 7:00

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, Sept 19th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room (“Info Centre”) at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • Michael Kluckner on the character house motion Councillor Hardwick is proposing to stem the tide of demolitions in RS zones. It has some relevance to the RT zones that are a large part of Grandview; there are RS zones here too.
  • The Vancouver Heritage Foundation Grandview Tour on Sept 28th (see below)
  • Our Century Signs campaign for 2019–2020
  • Changes around the neighbourhood — Eric

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!


Note that the Vancouver Heritage Foundation is putting on a Grandview Heritage Tour on Sept 28th and they are looking for a few more volunteers to help out. They’re wondering if any of our GHG members would be interested in volunteering.  In exchange for assisting during half of the tour, volunteers receive a ticket for the tour for the rest of the day. More details can be found on the volunteering page of the VHF website.

May GHG Meeting – Thursday, May 16th

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, May 16th.
We meet in the Britannia “Info Centre” Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and we’ll have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • A mystery photo identified
  • Historical survey of Clark Park?
  • Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s planned Sept 28th Grandview tour update
  • Changes around the neighbourhood, including a demolition case study

Our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Next Meeting Thurs April 18th!

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, April 18th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Introductions
  • The house behind Beckwoman’s hippy emporium
  • An Adanac Street house mystery
  • Changes around the neighbourhood

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.
Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

GHG Meeting, Thursday, March 21st

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, March 21st.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • Preserving commercial heritage on the Broadway corridor — Danielle Peacock from Mount Pleasant Heritage Group
  • Neighbourhood Review — Eric Phillips
  • Brainstorming potential candidates for a Vancouver Heritage Foundation Grandview Walking Tour (Sept 28) — all of us, and please bring your suggestions!

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

GHG Meeting, Thursday, Feb 21st

Hello!
Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, February 21st (2019)
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We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:

  • A history of the Vancouver transit system – Angus McIntyre
  • A proposal for a Grandview Walking Tour – Judith Mosley from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation
  • Eric’s Neighbourhood Review

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … And, as usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

If you’d like to get monthly e-mail reminders of our meetings, let me know at grandviewheritage@gmail.com

Cheers,

Penny Street for GHG.

GHG Meeting Jan 17th

Our first Grandview Heritage Group meeting for 2019 is Thursday, January 17th.
We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this week will include:

  • An update on Heritage Vancouver’s program – Bill Yuen, Executive Director
  • The man in the coffin – Neville
  • Eric’s Neighbourhood Review;
  • An update on the oldest house in Grandview – Donato
  • GHG potential activities for 2019

Our discussions are always educational and entertaining … As usual, our agenda is flexible, and we are always happy to add items that you might want to discuss.

And, of course, everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!

Next Meeting: January 17, 2019!

We had good turnout for and excellent presentations at tonight’s Grandview Heritage Group meeting.
We decided that we won’t be meeting in December, so we’ll see you at our first meeting in 2019, which will be January 17th, in the Britannia Boardroom at 7:00 p.m. We will have our usual wide-ranging agenda to which you are always welcome to add items that you might want to discuss.

Everyone is welcome! Do come and join us!