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Upcoming – September events

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September 13: Walking Tour - First Shaughnessy
September 17: A Conversation with Brent Toderian
September 24: Saving the Pennsylvania Hotel

Walking Tour – First Shaughnessy: Scandals, Scoundrels, and Significant Sites
Sunday, Sept 13, 2009 | 11:00am to 1:30pm; lunch at 1:30pm
Tour Leader: Richard Keate & Margot Keate West
Location: Meet in Shaughnessy Park at The Crescent and Angus Drive (one block east of Granville)
Tickets: $25; Heritage Vancouver members $20
Price includes tour and lunch at Hycroft, a magnificent Edwardian mansion.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, September 10

Image - ShaughnessyTour First Shaughnessy’s “garden district” with fourth and fifth generation residents Richard Keate design consultant, and his daughter Margot Keate West architectural conservationist. They will point out the significant architecture that makes this area Vancouverís only legally recognized residential historic area. Learn about the design features that distinguish these homes as a unique regional response and the families that shaped them. Find out about the role of the First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel that reviews new developments, and the threats to the Heritage stock that has seen over 50 character houses come down.

The tour winds up at Hycroft (1911), the premier Shaughnessy mansion for lunch in an elegant setting. Wear comfortable walking shoes and in case of rain bring your umbrella.

Registration & Tickets:

• Purchase early, as tour is limited to 30 people
• Tickets must be purchased in advance by Thursday, September 10
Online Payment: Click here to pay using Paypal or
Cheque: Made out to Heritage Vancouver Society, PO Box 3336, Main Post Office, Vancouver, BC V6B 3Y3. Please ensure the mailed payment reaches us by Sept 10, and send us an e-mail, so we can hold your spot until your cheque arrives.

For more information: info@heritagevancouver.org


A Conversation with Brent Toderian about Heritage in Vancouver
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm | Registration at 7pm; Conversation 7:15pm
Location: The Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $5; Heritage Vancouver members free

Heritage Vancouver once again welcomes Brent Toderian, Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver to review heritage issues of the past year and look ahead to 2010. We work closely with the City of Vancouver to find solutions for the preservation of our heritage structures and 2009 has been no exception.

Discussions over the past year included historic theatres, Firehall 15, the Heatley Block, heritage schools, Vancouver’s Historic Areas, First Shaughnessy, the Height Review, the Density Bank and Heritage incentives.

This evening is your opportunity to participate with Brent in a conversation on an array of heritage topics of special interest. Join us in this stimulating conversation.

A Special Meeting of Members to discuss and vote to adopt Proposed Society By-laws will be held prior to the public meeting (6:30pm to 7:15pm). Members received a notice of this meeting and a copy of the proposed Society By-laws.


Saving the Pennsylvania Hotel
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Time: 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: The Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St
Admission: Free

Pennsylvania HotelHeritage Vancouver and the Vancouver Historical Society are pleased to present a joint presentation focused on the recent restoration and the history of the Pennsylvania Hotel (1906) located at 412 Carrall St. in Vancouver. We welcome speakers Mitch Sakumoto, architect with Merrick Architecture who will tell us about the restoration of this five storey hotel and Tom LaViolette with the Portland Hotel Society who will recount the history of the hotel in the context of the neighbourhood.

Opened in 1906, The Pennsylvania Hotel, originally the Woods Hotel, was an opulent establishment featuring many modern advancements including an electric elevator. The hotel has had a long history culminating in the restoration to its previous glory with 44 suites all fully occupied by previously homeless residents. The Pennsylvania is a provincially designated heritage building.


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