Meeting Notes: April 2018

It was another lively meeting last Thursday, with a wide range of topics discussed. After introductions, Eric took us through a 1967 Beaver Kit houses brochure. The brochure loudly proclaimed the use of Zonolite insulation which, today, is the cause of much asbestos distress for those seeking to renovate their older houses; We discussed theContinue reading “Meeting Notes: April 2018”

Meeting Notes: March 2017

Another good turn out for our March meeting, and another good session of heritage and history talk. Heritage Renvation Issues:  We were joined by Cynthia who owns a heritage house on Semlin. More than a decade ago, she built a sunroom on her deck and made some changes to the old cottage at the footContinue reading “Meeting Notes: March 2017”

Meeting Notes: January 2017

We had another great turnout for our first meeting of the year last night, and we managed to cover a great deal of ground. Eric began with his regular What’s Happening in the Neighbourhood review The Cultch’s Green House on Venables appears to be occupied now after an excellent program of renovation and restoration; TheContinue reading “Meeting Notes: January 2017”

No meetings for July and August

We’ve decided to go with the flow (an aspirational word in this drought-stricken summer) and be indolent and meeting-free this summer. The next meeting will be September 17th. In the meantime, the neighbourhood issues that are occupying the most time are the “No Venables Tower” campaign against the proposed Boffo/Kettle collaboration on the triangle lotContinue reading “No meetings for July and August”

Next meeting Thursday, May 21st, at 7 pm

As usual, we are meeting this Thursday at 7 in the boardroom of Britannia – in the building with the Information Centre just east of the library. Everyone is welcome. Items on the agenda: – Eric Phillips will start the meeting with his “Neighbourhood Scan” – photos and commentary about Grandview since the last meeting.Continue reading “Next meeting Thursday, May 21st, at 7 pm”

Notes To January Meeting

We had another full house for our monthly meeting on Thursday, and it was an interesting one. Eric Phillips continued his marvelous Mechanicals and Materials series, this time with a lively discussion of what and how to keep records of your house. Using his own home as an example, he talked about property records, suchContinue reading “Notes To January Meeting”

Notes From Our October Meeting

We had another fine turn-out for our October meeting, with some new and welcome faces. We began by discussing the Coalition of Vancouver Neighbourhood’s all-candidates meeting.  The candidates’ responses re: the Heritage Action Plan were discussed.  It was also noted that all parties other than Vision had stated their opposition to the current Grandview CommunityContinue reading “Notes From Our October Meeting”

Meeting Notes: March

We had about twenty people at our meeting last night, with a couple of new visitors.  I don’t think anyone was disappointed with all that we managed to cover in a couple of hours. Michael Kluckner gave a detailed and excellent illustrated talk that led us through the history of heritage legislation and regulation inContinue reading “Meeting Notes: March”

Next Meeting: Thursday 3/20

The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is this coming Thursday, 20th March, at 7:00pm at the Britannia Board Room.  The agenda at this point includes: Report on our student intern’s work on Woodland Park area history Michael Kluckner presentation:  “H is for Heritage” Sunday’s walk (see below) Update on 1872 Parker Street VisitContinue reading “Next Meeting: Thursday 3/20”

Meeting Notes: February

We had another excellent meeting last night, with some new people joining us for the first time. I think they had a good tme.  Our discussions included: the Green House next to the Cultch.  Michael reviewed the history of our involvement and our desire to see the building renovated rather than demolished. It was notedContinue reading “Meeting Notes: February”