GHG meeting for February — This Thursday, Feb 20th

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, February 20th. We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include:  Introductions The creation of the chateau-style railway hotels across Canada – Michael Kluckner Two BC Mills houses – Neville Hogsden A primer onContinue reading “GHG meeting for February — This Thursday, Feb 20th”

GHG Meeting for January – This Thursday, Jan 16th, 7:00

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, January 16th, 2020. We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will very likely include: Introductions Agenda additions? Meeting room renewal & Britannia Sponsorship Agreement – Penny Why does “Character House Designation cut-off at 1940?Continue reading “GHG Meeting for January – This Thursday, Jan 16th, 7:00”

VHF Places That Matter Celebration

Hello, As part of Heritage Week (February 17th – 23rd), we at Vancouver Heritage Foundation invite you to our third Places That Matter Community Celebration. Join VHF to hear stories about significant places in Vancouver from the people and organizations who brought their history forward. The Places That Matter Community History Resource is an ongoing project thatContinue reading “VHF Places That Matter Celebration”

Grandview Heritage Group Holiday Party, December 19th

Hello! Grandview Heritage Group invites you to a little holiday celebration at Maria Hindmarch’s house, 1750 Parker St. (in the first block east of the Drive), at our regular meeting time — Thursday, December 19th, at 7:00 p.m.  Bring a holiday snack to share and whatever you’d like to drink. Maria will provide tea and coffee. John Stuart suggestsContinue reading “Grandview Heritage Group Holiday Party, December 19th”

Next meeting November 21st!

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is this Thursday, November 21st. We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include: Introductions Inventory of 1st Avenue historic houses – Commercial to Nanaimo – Neville and Eric The function of double and single hungContinue reading “Next meeting November 21st!”

GHG meeting this Thursday!

Hello! Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, October 17th. We meet in the Britannia Board Room at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include: Introductions Review of the Sept 28th Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Grandview Tour – All Grandview Database – Jak King A search for aContinue reading “GHG meeting this Thursday!”

A Very Short History of Grandview

I wrote the following for the Vancouver Heritage Foundation in support of their Grandview Heritage Tour (see below).  It has been published today in Spacing, along with photographs. * * * * For scores of generations, the wooded hills of Grandview were prime hunting and trapping land for First Nations. Once the Europeans arrived, GrandviewContinue reading “A Very Short History of Grandview”

News from Burnaby Village Museum

Sanya Pleshakov came to our meeting tonight to tell us about all the upcoming things at the Burnaby Village Museum. If you’re interested, here are the programs starting this Saturday (there are a couple sold out already): http://www.burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/EN/main/programs/by-series/public-programs/burnaby-neighbourhood-history.html Burnaby Neighbourhood History Free Speakers Series and Walking Tours Explore a range of local history, heritage, andContinue reading “News from Burnaby Village Museum”

GHG Meeting Thursday, Sept 19th, 7:00

Our next Grandview Heritage Group meeting is Thursday, Sept 19th. We meet in the Britannia Board Room (“Info Centre”) at 7:00 p.m. and will have our usual wide-ranging and open agenda, which this month will include: Introductions Michael Kluckner on the character house motion Councillor Hardwick is proposing to stem the tide of demolitions in RS zones.Continue reading “GHG Meeting Thursday, Sept 19th, 7:00”