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Walking Tour: Strathcona North of Hastings

Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tourguide: James Johnstone
Tickets: $10 Heritage Vancouver members; $15 non-members
Location: The tour will start at 611 Alexander Street

JoJoin local historian James Johnstone for an exploration of the unique neighbourhood of Strathcona North. In what was the first European settlement on the south side of Burrard Inlet, a small village grew up around the Hastings Sawmill, Vancouver's first industry. Strathcona North, Vancouver's first neighbourhood, is on Heritage Vancouver's Top Ten Endangered List for 2012 and James will be paying special attention to threatened buildings during the tour.

The sawmill manager, R. H. Alexander and Vancouver's Bell-Irving family had their first stately homes on the 300 block of Alexander Street. Thirty years later the 500 and 600 blocks of Alexander was Vancouver's Red Light District where there are still some original bordellos standing.

Though the massive forced dislocation of Vancouver's Nikkei (Japanese) community in 1942 changed the neighbourhood forever, there are still many physical reminders of the time when Powell Street was a vibrant, flourishing neighbourhood called "Little Tokyo."

Oppenheimer Park, the site of the annual Powell Street Festival, was once known as Vancouver's Hyde Park. It was the scene of many labour demonstrations, and communists were known to meet and plot at the World Hotel at Powell and Dunlevy.Though many of the physical reminders are now gone, the oldest part of Strathcona and Vancouver, is very rich in history.


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Walking Tour and Beer Tasting Event:
Industrial History of South East False Creek

Saturday, October 13, 2012 | Tour 1pm; Beer tasting 3pm
Tourguide: Isaac Vanderhorst
Tickets: $35 members; $40 non-members

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Lecture - Lauchlan Hamilton and the CPR:
Their Role in Shaping the Future of Vancouver

Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 7pm to 9pm
Location: City of Vancouver Archives
Admission: By donation at the door; please register via Eventbrite to reserve a spot

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Annual General Meeting & Victorian Christmas Party

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | AGM starts 6:30pm; Xmas Party begins 7pm
Location: Roedde House Museum at 1415 Barclay Street in Vancouver's West End

The evening is an opportunity to celebrate the season with old friends and colleagues at the historic Roedde House Museum, which will be decorated for a Victorian style Christmas. Come and bring your favourite appetizer or dessert and join in the festivities of the season.

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