March 17, 2008
A Conversation with Ray Spaxman
Thursday, March 20, 2008 from 7pm to 9:30pm
Heritage Vancouver welcomes Ray Spaxman to our March 20th, 7 pm meeting at the Vancouver Museum. Ray Spaxman, former Director of Planning with the City of Vancouver, was there at the start of the city’s heritage programs in 1973 and oversaw the development of emerging policies until 1989. The evening is an opportunity to participate with Ray in a conversation on an array of current heritage interests. For more information, see our website at www.heritagevancouver.org
Think City Forum on the Future of Vancouver's Public Schools
Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 6, 9-4:30 to attend a Think City Forum on the Future of Vancouverís Public Schools. Many of our Heritage Schools, on Heritage Vancouverís 2008 Top Ten Endangered List, are threatened with demolition. For more information, www.thinkcity.ca
Opportunities to Contribute to Heritage Preservation
The Vancouver Park Board is proposing a variety of options regarding the future of the Jericho Wharf on Heritage Vancouverís 2003 Top Ten Endangered List. We invite you to visit the Park Board website, view the options and fill out the questionnaire (link).
The city is conducting a review of Japan Town, on Heritage Vancouverís 2007 Top Ten Endangered List. The City is seeking input - stories, information, etc. - from people who have lived in, worked in, or experienced the Powell Street neighbourhood. See the City's site at: http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/planning/dtes/oppenheimer_initiatives.htm
There is also an opportunity to Hear Dr. Audrey Kobayashi, author of Memories of Our Past: A Brief History and Walking Tour of Powell Street at the Japanese Canadian National Museum http://www.jcnm.ca/special_events.htm
Pantages Theatre (1907)
The city will be reviewing a proposal to restore the historic Pantages Theatre on Hastings St. on Heritage Vancouverís 2001 Top Ten Endangered List. We invite you to write a letter to city council in support of this initiative. View Heritage Vancouverís letter of support here (PDF).
Opportunities to Contribute to Heritage Vancouver
Heritage Vancouver is rapidly growing and we have many opportunities for you to get actively involved in supporting many of our new initiatives. The following are just a few of the ways for you to get involved.
Research: We are looking for people who are interested in doing research on heritage buildings and neighbourhoods, locating historic photos and newspaper articles and interviewing people connected with sites and neighbourhoods
Public Programs: We are looking for people who are interested in planning and implementing public programs and in welcoming our guests to events
Writing: We are looking for people who are interested in writing articles for our newsletter, in writing position papers and in writing letters
Administration: We are looking for people who are interested in doing a full range of office work.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest or to find out more about the opportunities.