Notes From The March Meeting

Another full house attendance last night — the Boardroom was bursting — including several new attendees, with a lively level of conversations and questions.  As usual, we covered a lot of ground: We began with a presentation by Tania Willard about a piece of public art she is organizing.  The art work will be twoContinue reading “Notes From The March Meeting”

Notes To February Meeting

Once again we had a full house for our meeting on 19th February. We covered a lot of ground and had two very special visitors. Eric began the meeting by taking us through some of the changes in the neighbourhood that we have noticed over the past month or so. These included the sale ofContinue reading “Notes To February Meeting”

The Funeral for 1723 Napier

A record of the event the GHG held on Sunday, September 7th, which turned out to be the last day for the house. About 25 mourners attended, plus cameramen from CityTV and Global. Impromptu but very good. Pictures of the funeral from Jak’s blog Global TV evening news: the funeral is from 8:28 to 9:08Continue reading “The Funeral for 1723 Napier”

August 21st meeting recap

There was a full house again for the GHG’s monthly meeting, held (as always) in the boardroom at Britannia at 7 pm on the third Thursday. Cynthia Low, the executive director of Britannia, gave a Powerpoint presentation and listened to questions and comments about the ongoing planning process to replace the current Britannia Community CentreContinue reading “August 21st meeting recap”

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”

Meeting Notes: November 2013

Last Thursday evening, the GHG met for its November meeting. It was another conversation full of interest, with a good turn our and new people attending. In brief, we discussed: 1872 Parker Street.  Craig Ollenberger gave a history of the last few years of Brookhouse, leading to the current situation where we will almost certainlyContinue reading “Meeting Notes: November 2013”

Meeting Notes: July 2013

A good turnout of enthusiasts spent one of the hottest summer evenings last night in the cool of the Britannia Boardroom, discussing a wide range of heritage and historical topics: We began by patting ourselves on the back for the organization and success of the Shelly’s Sign Party in June.  Especial thanks were given toContinue reading “Meeting Notes: July 2013”

Notes From The February Meeting

We had a busy, lively and highly productive meeting on Thursday last. The Centenary Birthday House project: We are still exploring options for permanent signs for the Centenary House campaign.  These will be offered to those houses that were celebrated in 2012. We followed up on our walk for the 2013 campaign, and will finishContinue reading “Notes From The February Meeting”

History & Heritage Walk: Bruce Macdonald

Eminent Vancouver historian Bruce Macdonald (“Visual Vancouver“) will be giving a walk and talk this month: Saturday, September 15th at 2pm: “The Top of Commercial Drive — Where Grandview Began”:  Meet on the front stairs of the home of Vancouver historian Bruce Macdonald for a walking tour of the area where Grandview began in theContinue reading “History & Heritage Walk: Bruce Macdonald”