Another month gone, and another meeting to come. Our June meeting will be this Thursday at 7pm at the Britannia Board Room.
One of the main items on the agenda wll probably be next Sunday’s Party at the Shelly’s Sign. Michael Kluckner will also give a presentation on the ins and outs of a genuine HRA project. And I am sure we will also talk about centenary plaques, the Community Plan, wrap up on Car Free Day and the Heritage Fair, the Grandview Historical Context Statement, and a bit more on the wiki, perhaps.
Do come along and join in the conversation that seeks to identify, preserve and celebrate the glorious heritage of Grandview. See you there!
Another month gone and we are ready for our next public meeting. It will take place on Thursday 16th May at 7:00pm at the Britannia Board Room on Napier Street. Everyone is welcome, as always.
We have a lot of material to discuss (and show) this month.
- Michael Klucker will be giving a short presentation on the history of William Shelly, the man behind the glorious sign he and other volunteers have just restored at Victoria & William. We will also be presenting more details of the street party we are organizing there for June 23rd;
- We will be finalizing details for our involvement in the Heritage Vancouver Heritage House Tour of June 2nd, and of CarFree Day on the Drive on June 16th.
- We will have more news of our 2013 Centenary House Signs campaign, including a suggestion for permanent ceramic plaques for the houses;
- The highlight of the evening may well be another presentation by Michael Klucker, this one about the various types of House Styles found in Grandview heritage houses;
- Several of us will talk about our experiences talking to 5-year olds about heritage at Britannia Pre-School later this week;
- We will also discuss future walks and talks.
As usual, there will be interesting items not even on the list above. Do come and join the conversation that helps us identify, protect and enhance the heritage of Grandview!
It is amazing how quickly the months roll around, and here we are just a week away from the next GHG Public Meeting. As usual we will meet at the Britannia Board Room on Napier Street at 7:00pm on Thursday 18th April. We have quite a few things to talk about.
I am sure the highlight of the evening will be the third in Eric Phillip’s excellent series on Historic House Mechanicals and Materials. This one will be about balloon construction and why it was different from both platform and timber frame construction.
There are a number of events coming up that we need to discuss: 2013 Heritage Awards (end of May); Heritage Vancouver House Tour (2nd June), which we might have some part of; and CarFree Day on the Drive (16 June), in which we have participated before.
We also have a couple of projects that are ongoing: the launch of the 2013 Centenary House Signs campaign needs to be arranged; and we have news to share on the Shelly’s 4X Sign renewal project.
Hopefully we will also have time to discuss a summer program of walks and talks, and to discuss the upcoming 75th anniversary (July 1st) of the First Avenue Viaduct. And, of course, anything else that folks want to raise
It should be a fun and interesting evening, so do please join us in this continuing conversation designed to enhance and protect the heritage of Grandview.
This is an interesting week for heritage in Grandview.
Next Saturday afternoon, we have our hands-on seminar on tracking down the history of your house. See here for full details. This will be a fascinating event and we look forward to seeing many of you there!
Before then, we have our regular monthly meeting that is also open to everyyone to come along. This is on Thursday 21st at 7:00pm and is held at the Britannia Board Room on Napier Street.
One of the highlights this month will be the second in Eric Philip’s illustrated series on the Mechanics and Materials of Heritage Houses. This edition is about the mysterious knob and tube electrical system. In addition, I am sure we will update plans for our 2013 House Celebration campaign, and there will be an update on plans to revitalize the Shelly’s flour sign at the Via Tevere Restaurant. With luck, we will also start to plan some walks and tours for this summer.
Come along and join the conversation!
The next public meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is this coming Thursday at 7:00pm. As usual, we will meet at the Board Room of the Britannia Centre on Napier Street. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along.
Also as usual, we have no set agenda but I am sure we will talk about the 2013 Centenary Houses project, the revitalization project for the Via Tevere Shelly’s 4X sign, and we’ll start the publicity for Penny’s House History seminar which is set for March 23rd.
Come along and share those conversations and anything else you might care to discuss.
Just a reminder that our monthly meeting is this Thursday at 7pm at the Britannia Board Room in the Info Centre on Napier Street. It should be a busy meeting with a number of interesting items to consider, including:
- A review of the Community Plan Heritage & Character Workshop of last week;;
- GHG’s role in expanding the Heritage Register in Grandview;
- A look at the community’s view of “heritage value” as indicated by the Community Plan surveys;
- The notion of a Neighbourhood Heritage Design panel;
- the Commercial Drive BIA’s design guidelines for the Drive;
- Heritage Awards (deadline Jan 28);
- The 2013 Centenary House sign campaign;
- The use of concrete;
- The House History event in March;
- Anything else that crops up.
So, lots to talk about! Do come and join us for a lively informal discussion about heritage and history and the future of our neighbourhood.
The Heritage & Character Workshop for the Grandview Woodland Community Plan will take place at 5:30pm on Thursday 17th January, 2013. This will be a premier opportunity to press the value of heritage in our neighburhood, to discuss possible methods of protecting what we love about the Drive and its community, and making sure the City understands how important this is to our sense of place.
We strongly encourage all lovers of Grandview’s heritage to register for this workshop to ensure that our voice and our ideas are heard. (Register today!)
We would usually have our regular monthly meeting on that date. But the Community Plan Workshop has to take precedence and so our January Monthly Meeting (to which all are invited) will take place in the Britannia Boardroom on Thursdsay, 24th January 2013.
The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group (GHG) will be on this coming Thursday, 15th November, at 7:00pm. As usual, we will meet at the Britannia Board Room on Napier Street.
This will probably be the last formal meeting of the year and items that may be discussed are the GHG proposal to the Grandview Community Plan, Jak King’s talk on December 8th on Grandview 1890-1915, the list of possible houses for the 2013 Centenary Birthday Signs campaign, and the formal handover of our The Highland Echo tapes to the Vancouver Public Library. Who knows what else might come up?
Please come and join us for an enjoyable and interesting evening of heritage and history!
Just a reminder that the next public meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is this coming Thursday at 7:00pm. As usual we will meet in the Board Room at Britannia on Napier Street.
There is no agenda, of course, but this week we will discuss, I am sure, Maurice Guibord’s walk on Sunday 21st, my lecture in November, heritage concerns regarding the ongoing Grandview Community Plan, and I will be displaying a new database of the entire housing stock of Grandview plus associated historical maps. Doubtless other matters will arise as we chat.
Please join us on Thursday evening.
The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is this coming Thursday, 20th September, from 7:00 to 9:00pm at the Britannia Board Room.
As usual the agenda is open; we can anticipate a lively discussion about a wide range of heritage and historical issues that may include the fall schedule of walks and talks, the ongoing Grandview Community Plan, ideas for the 2013 Birthday Signs campaign etc etc.
Everyone is welcome. Please come and join us!