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+ Merchants Bank Building (1915) – An Evening of Celebration
+ An Evening at the Penthouse Nightclub & Burlesque
+ Top Ten Endangered Sites Launch & Bus Tour


+ An Evening of Celebration – SFU's Segal Graduate School of Business: Merchants Bank Building (1915)
Opportunity to learn about the Restoration with the Experts

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
5:30pm to 8:00pm
500 Granville Street (at Pender)
Tickets: $100 donation to Heritage Vancouver Society.
Includes tour, visual presentation and wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.
Tax receipts will be issued

Heritage Vancouver Encourages you to support our heritage conservation initiatives by attending "An Evening of Celebration" hosted by Heritage Vancouver and Simon Fraser University at the Segal Graduate School of Business on January 19th. This remarkable Temple Bank was originally built for the Merchant's Bank in 1915-16 (architects Somervell & Putnam) then more than doubled in size for the Bank of Montreal in 1924-25 (architect Kenneth G. Rea).

The award-winning adaptive re-use of this former bank, by Merrick Architecture, restored the exterior and conserved many significant interior features including the highly ornate, cast plaster coffered ceiling. Don't miss this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with the project architects Paul Merrick and Mitch Sakumoto, and heritage consultant Donald Luxton, and discover the ideas that shaped this splendid restoration and how the experts met the challenges of such a complex project.

Full info + Read about the restoration

Tickets ($100.00 – tax receipts issued)

On-line: via Paypal at heritagevancouver.org/payments.html
(PP account not required). Print your receipt and bring to the event.

Cheque: made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to: Heritage Vancouver, PO Box 3336, Main Post Office, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3Y3. Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, to hold your spot, at info@heritagevancouver.org.


+ An Evening at the Penthouse Nightclub (1947), with old-time Burlesque

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Time: Doors Open at 5:45pm, Tours at 6:00pm, 6:45pm, and 7:30pm, Burlesque show at 8:30pm, Exotic dancers at 9:00pm
Location: The Penthouse, 1019 Seymour St. Vancouver
Admission: Advance Tickets $25.00; At the door $30.00

Price includes, tour, talk, a complimentary drink and the Kitty Nights Burlesque show.
South Asian Buffet $10.00 available for purchase on site

Photo of the PenthouseJoin Heritage Vancouver for an evening of nostalgia and old time burlesque at Vancouver's Exotic Night Club, the Penthouse (1947). Penthouse owner Danny Filippone takes you on his famous “behind the scenes” tour of his historic family business and shares his memories with you in his own video presentation. Hear tales of the club’s hey days and visit the Steak Loft Dining Lounge and the VIP room where Danny’s uncle Joe Filippone entertained high profile guests such as Frank Sinatra. Originally the Penthouse attracted celebrities and stars from around the world and acts like Sammy Davis Jr., Nat King Cole, the Mills Brothers and Harry Belafonte were regulars on the Penthouse stage. Many stars’ photographs still grace the walls as a reminder of the club’s rich history.

And… Burlesque is Back! Two dancers from “Kitty Nights” will treat you to New York style burlesque onstage at the Penthouse. Kitty Nights has a very distinct quality of clever innocence mixed with good clean naughtiness; a carnival-like atmosphere where everyone's having a good time. They encourage performance-art styled burlesque while simultaneously saluting the delicious early years of classic strip-tease, leaving the audience fully satiated in mind, body and spirit! If you dare, stay on and enjoy the exotic dancers.

Plan to make an evening of it with a tour, dinner, drinks and a burlesque performance.

Full info + Tickets


+ Top Ten Endangered Sites Launch and Bus Tour

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time: 1pm to 5pm (loading begins at 12:30 and bus departs at 1pm sharp)
Location: Meet in the Vancouver Museum Parking Lot, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $30.00; Heritage Vancouver Members $25.00

Climb aboard a Transit Museum Society historic bus for an exclusive guided tour of Heritage Vancouver’s 2011 Top Ten Endangered sites. Be the first to know what sites are on the Top Ten this year.

For the first time ever, Heritage Vancouver is announcing the 2011 Top Ten Endangered Sites right before the bus tour departs. Tour guide Donald Luxton, well-known author and heritage expert and the President of Heritage Vancouver, will fascinate you with his stories of this year’s endangered sites.

The bus will stop several times and you will have the opportunity to explore several sites in detail and have a conversation with community members.

Purchase your tickets early as this popular, award-winning tour always sells out.

Full info + Tickets


+ Other upcoming events

Heritage Vancouver Society & the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:
A Conversation about new Strategic Alliances

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | 7pm to 9pm
Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)
$5.00 Non-members; Heritage Vancouver members free
Join Donald Luxton, President Heritage Vancouver Society and Diane Switzer, Executive Director of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation for a conversation about potential new strategic alliances.

Full info


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