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Historic Building Permits project

Architect? Cost? Date? Launched Nov 2011, our ongoing Vancouver Building Permits 1901-1921 database, currently contains 29,834 hand-transcribed searchable historic permits, with thanks to a Vancouver125 Grant for making the project launch possible. permits.heritagevancouver.org

 


Upcoming events

Sept 29: Conversation with Brian Jackson, General Mgr, Planning & Dev.

Remembering WW1: The Vancouver Homefront

Sept 14: WW1: Walking Tour: A Soldier's Journey, Home Front to Front Line
Oct 5: WW1: The Homefront – Our Town, WW1 Activities in South Hill
Oct 8: WW1: Behind the Scenes at Beatty St. Drill Hall
Nov 2: WW1: Vancouver's WW1 Commemorative Places Bus Tour

Walking tours

Sept 7: Planning Tour of Vancouver’s West End
Sept 14: A Soldier's Journey - from home front to front line
Sept 21: Historic Chinatown
Sept 27: Bloedel Conservatory & Queen Elizabeth Park
Sept 28: Frances Willard Commemoration & Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments


 

A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014; 7pm to 9pm (Doors 6:30pm)
Tickets: $10
Location: The Town Hall Meeting Room, main floor Vancouver City Hall, 453 West 12th Avenue; Enter by front door on 12th Avenue

All revenues from the event support Heritage Vancouver's conservation initiatives

Heritage Vancouver welcomes Brian Jackson, General Manager, Planning and Development Services for the City of Vancouver for our annual heritage review.

This will include heritage priorities as seen in 2014 and looking ahead to the future of heritage in Vancouver. Heritage Vancouver works closely with the City of Vancouver to find solutions for the conservation of our heritage structures.

Discussions over the past year have included the The Heritage Action Plan, the Vancouver Building Bylaw, Heritage Schools, the Hollywood Theatre, First Shaughnessy, the demolition of the Legg House, and Heritage as part of the neighbourhood plans.

We encourage you to submit questions prior to the event to info@heritagevancouver.org to ensure that your questions are on the agenda.

Purchase your ticket today as space is limited.

Tickets:
Conversation with Brian Jackson, Sept. 29, 2014

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Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

AIBC: (to be confirmed)
PIBC: 2.0 Organized LUs

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WW1: The Homefront – Our Town, WW1 activities in South Hill

Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014; 10am to 12pm
Tickets: Heritage Vancouver members $10; Non-members $15
Tour guide: Isaac Vanderhorst
Tour begins at South Memorial Park Cenotaph and ends at the soldiers plot of Mountainview Cemetery

Join tour guide, Isaac Vanderhorst and explore home front activities in South Hill, then a separate community, now a part of the City of Vancouver. South Hill represents, “Our Town”, a typical working class Canadian town of 100 years ago where everyone was directly affected by the war.

Imagine what life was like as you walk by the houses of the young soldiers and their fathers who worked in the ship building plant, Southill Elementary School, home to rallies and cadets, and the Soldier’s Centre, a drop in for soldiers and a hub for the women’s fundraising efforts.

Your journey starts at South Memorial Park Cenotaph, built in 1919, the oldest WW1 memorial in the Lower Mainland, believed to be the oldest in Canada, and ends at the Mountainview Cemetery, site of the graves of several South Hill soldiers.

Tickets:
WW1: The Homefront, Oct. 5, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

AIBC: (to be confirmed)
PIBC: 2.0 Organized LUs

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WW1: Behind the Scenes at Beatty Street Drill Hall

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014; 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tickets: Heritage Vancouver members $15; Non-members $20
Tour Guide: Keith Maxwell and Cameron Cathcart
Location: Entrance to Beatty Street Drill Hall, 620 Beatty St, Vancouver

The Drill Hall (620 Beatty Street), a Canadian Forces armourywas opened by the Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V) in 1901. The Drill Hall played a prominent role in WW1 as troops prepared for the journey overseas. With two large castle-like turrets complete with battlements, and two tanks and a 64-pounder Gun outside, the Beatty Street Drill Hall has long been a Vancouver landmark and is listed as a class-A heritage building. The Drill Hall is the oldest building in downtown Vancouver that still retains its original use.

This is a unique opportunity for a tour inside the hall and the regimental museum with archivist Colonel (Ret’d) Keith Maxwell, and Honorary Major Cameron Cathcart, on an evening when the British Columbia Regiment is training there. The British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own), is an armoured reconnaissance reserve Regiment, the oldest Regiment west of Ontario, and the senior militia unit in the province. The museum displays date back to 1883 including uniforms, weapons, medals and Nazi regalia

The guided tour of the hall and museum will conclude in the Officers’ Mess with the opportunity to mingle in this beautiful room.

Tickets:
Beatty Street Drill Hall, Oct. 8, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

AIBC: (to be confirmed)
PIBC: 2.0 Organized LUs

AIBC PIBC BCLA

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WW1: Vancouver's Commemorative Places Bus Tour

Sunday, November 2, 2014; 1:00pm to 5:00pm
*Loading begins at 12:30 and bus departs at 1pm sharp
Tickets: Heritage Vancouver members $30; Non-members $35
Tour Guide: Isaac Vanderhorst
Location: Meet at Women’s Hospital (Heather Street)

Monuments commemorating the lives of Vancouverites killed in WW1 occupy a prominent place in our urban cultural landscape rooting us to our history and reminding us of this monumental event. Climb aboard for an exclusive guided tour of some of Vancouver’s WW1 Commemorative Places.

Isaac Vanderhorst, historian and Heritage Vancouver Board member will fascinate you with stories of WW1 memorials such as the Japanese War Memorial in Stanley Park, the historic lights on the Burrard Street Bridge, the Angel of Mercy, the Cenotaph, South Memorial Park to name but a few.

The bus will stop for a short tour at two selected sites. One of these, the Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace, contains the only “Books of Remembrance” other than in the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

We will also explore the Beatrice Lennie reliefs that frame the entrance to the former Shaughnessy hospital before the bus leaves.

Tickets:
Commemorative Places Bus Tour, Nov. 2, 2014

Or pay by cheque:

Eventbrite fees do not apply to payments made by cheque.
Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society and mailed to:
Heritage Vancouver Society
1020 Denman St., PO Box 47036 Denman Place, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E1

Please let us know if you've mailed a cheque, at events@heritagevancouver.org

Not a member? Join!

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PIBC: 4.0 Organized LUs

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Past events – listing

• Opsal Steel Building - Preview Tour
• West End Plan and Heritage - Discussion
• Conversation with Brian Jackson, Director of Planning CoV
• Annual Garden Party Fundraiser
• Our 1st Annual Self-Guided Garden Tours in 2012
• Howard Hughes at the Bayshore tours
• 100th Anniversary of the Stanley Park Pavilion & the Rock Garden
• A Night of Tiki at the Waldorf Hotel & Bar
• Heritage Vancouver Society & the Vancouver Heritage Foundation: A Conversation about new Strategic Alliances
• Wing Sang Building (1889) Tour & Fundraiser
• Heritage & the Arts – Inaugural Long Table Social
• 2011 Top 10 Endangered Sites Bus Tour
• Art Deco Movie Screening of 42nd Street, hosted by Dal Richards
• Robert Fung’s Gastown – Tour and Reception
• Walking Tour - Strathcona, Vancouver's Old East End
• Walking Tour - Chinatown
• Walking Tour - Hippie Kitsilano
• Walking Tour - Vancouver’s West End
• The Exotic World of Art Deco World’s Fairs
• Tour of the Art Deco Marine Building & Penthouse (1930)
• The Future of Vancouver's Historic Theatres Discussion
• Shanghai and Miami - The Exotic World of Art Deco
• Robert Fung Gastown Tour & Reception
• Heatley Block Discussion
• The Penthouse Nightclub tour/event with Vintage Burlesque
• Our Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites bus tour (Annually, in May)
• Density Bank and Heritage Incentives Discussion
• EcoDensity Forum
• Japantown Forum
• Annual Christmas Party at Roedde House Museum
• Bowling at the Historic Commodore Lanes
• Various Community Speakers on Heritage Issues
• Walking Tour - Hastings Street

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