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Heritage Talks:
The Future of VanDusen Education Centre (1976)
Creating a future for our heritage as a community

Monday, February 25, 2013 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm

TICKETS: Admission is FREE, but pre-registration is required
LOCATION: Arts & Culture Alliance; #100-938 Howe St. (street level entrance)

It has come to Heritage Vancouver's attention that the Education Centre (1976) at VanDusen Botanical Garden is in danger of demolition or abandonment.

Known originally as MacMillan-Bloedel Place "A Walk In The Forest", it is a unique, dramatic example of modernist architecture by architect Paul Merrick, working then as chief designer for Thompson, Berwick & Pratt.

This "forgotten jewel" is not threatened by significant maintenance issues or lack of viable use. Instead it is threatened by a policy that requires the removal of a building from the Park Board inventory once a new building is contructed.

Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Roy Forster, the first Garden Director at VanDusen, Henry Hawthorn, Past President VBGA, and historian Michael Kluckner to an evening of meaningful conversation where we discuss ideas about preserving this important heritage building.

Following a short presentation, we invite you to ask questions and share your ideas about the future of the VanDusen Education Centre.

Come join the conversation!

Register via Eventbrite at hvs-vandusenedcentre.eventbrite.ca



> Photos of the Education Centre on our Flickr stream

> Our letter to the City & Parks Board, January 9, 2013 (PDF)

Mount Pleasant Gathering Places – Past and Present

TALK: Thursday, February 28, 2013 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
EXHIBIT: Runs the month of February

TICKETS: Admission is FREE, but pre-registration is required
LOCATION: Mount Pleasant Library, 1 Kingsway

Heritage Vancouver is having an exhibit of Mount Pleasant Gathering Places during the month of February. The exhibit will feature six current and six lost meeting places.

Take the opportunity to drop by the library and check out this fascinating exhibit.
On Febraury 28, join Isaac Vanderhorst and Anthony Norfolk of Heritage Vancouver for an evening of stories about the 12 gathering places featured in the exhibit.

You will discover many interesting and little know facts and stories about Mount Pleasant's diverse history. You will hear about everything from secret societies to punk.

Register via Eventbrite at hvs-mountpleasant.eventbrite.ca



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Fundraiser: Evening at the Marine Building Penthouse (1930)

Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2013 | 5:30pm to 8:00pm | $100 donation (tax deductible)
Heritage Vancouver invites you to attend a Special Evening in the ultra-elegant, Jazz Age Penthouse of the Marine Building, "Vancouver's Finest Heritage Building". This is a unique opportunity to explore the two floors of the private Penthouse, enjoy the Art Deco atmosphere and the fabulous view, hear about its unique history and share your own personal experiences, stories and photos of the Marine Building.

Full info and ticket info: Marine Building Evening

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Heritage Vancouver Society
PO Box 3336, Main Post Office, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3Y3
604 254-9411 info@heritagevancouver.org

Creating a Future for Heritage – Heritage Vancouver encourages the community to preserve, restore, and appreciate Vancouver’s heritage structures.