Heritage Vancouver - Bulletin

June 14, 2008
Upcoming Events

The Future of Heritage Schools in the Seismic Environment
Thursday, June 19, 2008 | 7:00pm to 9:30pm |
Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $5.00; Heritage Vancouver Members free
No advance registration required.
Registration at 7:00pm, Forum begins at 7:15pm

Heritage Vancouver is hosting a forum on "the Future of Heritage Schools in the Seismic Environment." The Ministry of Educationís funding formula for the seismic upgrading of public schools has caused the Vancouver School Board to conclude that their only option is to demolish many heritage Schools and replace them with new buildings. School Renewal groups have formed in several communities to look for different solutions to seismically upgrade while still preserving important community landmarks. The panel discussion will focus on the importance of these schools in our communities and creative solutions for ensuring that our heritage schools are safe.

The panel will consist of the following participants:

Z Smith is a Vancouver architect who serves as chair of the General Gordon Elementary School Parents Advisory Council's Building Renewal Committee. His focus will be on a pilot program exploring an alternate framework for school renewal that is now under development with General Gordon Elementary as one of the pilot schools.

Annabel Vaughan is an intern architect and a Sessional Professor in the School of Architecture + Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. She has been involved in the community effort to retain the 1913 wing of Charles Dickens Elementary for the past 4 years. Her focus will be on the Dickens experience and a Toronto model for land and building stewardship.

Meg Stanley, MA, Historian, Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Limited prepared the contextual history that formed part of the VSB/City report on the heritage value of the cityís schools. She is most interested in the dialogue between architecture, pedagogy, curriculum, and civic history as reflected in Vancouverís history of school building.


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3rd Annual Garden Party, Hosted by Councillor Suzanne Anton
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Once again it is time for Vancouver City Councillor Suzanne Anton's third annual Garden Party, at her home, on behalf of Heritage Vancouver. This year her Garden Party will be held on Wednesday, June 25th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

As in the past the party is a wonderful opportunity to meet and mix with elected officials, community leaders and interested heritage supporters while at the same time demonstrating your support for Heritage Vancouver's initiatives to help preserve and celebrate Vancouver's built heritage. We very much look forward to your generous support and to seeing you at Suzanne Anton's gala Garden Party.

For more info and to make reservations please contact info@heritagevancouver.org or view the event listing on our website at www.heritagevancouver.org

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