On Sunday morning (December 29th) Michael Kluckner and Penny Street zoomed around and fetched all the centenary signs that were in people's yards for 2013. We lost one sign this year, from the yard of 2061 East 3rd. So we are down to 24 signs, alas. We are in the process of identifying 24 splendid … Continue reading 2013 Centenary Signs Retrieved
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 certainly … Continue reading Meeting Notes: November 2013
Excellent meeting last night with a number of new people in attendance, including two from Mount Pleasant who have been inspired to start a heritage group in their neighbourhood -- that's what we want to see all over the City! There were a number of interesting items on the agenda: We started with an announcement … Continue reading Meeting Notes: October
We had another great meeting last Thursday evening. We covered quite a lot of ground: It was noted that the 1921 Census of Canada is now available for scholars. At the moment it is made available via Ancestry.ca and a subsription membership is required. The current search engine dies not allow searches via addresses. Bruce … Continue reading Meeting Notes: August 2013
We had another well-attended and very productive meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group last night, dealing with a wide range of matters: We reviewed the Heritage Fair and Car Free Day experiences. It was agreed that we met a lot of people at those events, answered a lot of questions and, hopefully, enthused a few … Continue reading Meeting Notes: June 20th
We had fantastic turnout for our May 16th meeting, filling up the Board Room at Britannia, and we also worked through an ambitious agenda. All the signs for our 2013 Centenary Campaign have been installed and we had a celebratory party in Grandview Park to acknowledge this year's signs and the homeowners who agreed to … Continue reading May 2013 Meeting Notes
It was just the most perfect day for our Birthday Party in Grandview Park this afternoon. We had a great turnout, a fabulous cake, and a good tme was had by all!
We had another full and fascinating meeting of the Group last night, welcoming a number of first-time visitors. We began with a series of celebrations and good news. We have received confirmation that the Group has been selected for an Award of Merit for Heritage Advocacy in the 2013 City of Vancouver Heritage Awards. The … Continue reading April Meeting Notes
Three of us piled into Penny's Mini this morning -- along with signs and stakes and letters to residents -- and terrorized the neighbourhood as we swept hither and thither from north to south, from Pandora to E. 7th, delivering and putting in place our 2013 Centenary Heritage signs. Here are a couple of examples … Continue reading The Signs Are In Place!
Nineteen people jammed the Britannia boardroom for our latest meeting, including first-timers, some of whom had been contacted about hosting a centenary sign on their front lawn. The highlight was Eric Phillips's excellent talk on the esoterica of knob and tube wiring, early electrical codes and how Grandview houses fitted seamlessly into the modern age … Continue reading Notes From The March Meeting
Many thanks to the nine brave souls who joined us this morning -- in pouring rain -- for the second half of our Centenary House signs walkathon to pick this year's candidates. Today we covered a lot of ground, primarily in the south and far east of the Grandview neighbourhood, where we identified a range … Continue reading No Damping Our Enthusiasm
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 finish … Continue reading Notes From The February Meeting
Many of us of the Grandview Heritage Group took a long walk through the neighbourhood yesterday afternoon. We were looking at the houses we have listed as potentials for the 2013 Centenary House signs and trying to whittle the list down to 25. The walk started in the 2000-block of Pandora and meandered down to … Continue reading Walking The Neighbourhood
On Thursday evening we had a grand turnout for our monthly meeting. It was, I believe, the largest gathering of its kind that we've had. There were lively discussions about a wide range of topics. We began by discussing the Heritage Workshop put on by the Community Planners that many of us had attended during … Continue reading Notes from the January Meeting
We had a marvelously lively meeting on Thursday evening, dealing with a wide range of topics. We began by discussing the 10-point proposal that GHG has submitted to the Grandview Woodland Community Plan. This led to an animated debate about the role of public engagement allowed under the Plan's Terms of Reference. The 1913 version … Continue reading Meeting Notes: November 2012
Our Centenary Birthday Signs received good coverage in the Georgia Straight this week.
This morning we formally launched our Centenary Birthday Signs campaign in front of the wonderful series of 1912 houses on the south east corner of First and Victoria. Twenty-five or more local residents -- including a number of owners whose heritage houses now sport our signs -- helped us celebrate the glorious heritage houses that … Continue reading The Birthday Signs Launch!
We had a splendid meeting last night, with a welcome number of new faces appearing to add their insights and opinions. Much of our time was spent dealing with housekeeping matters to do with the Centenary Birthday Signs launch on Saturday morning. We will kick off smartly at 10am with a short speech about 1912 … Continue reading Meeting Notes — August
The Courier has written a very nice piece about our Birthday Signs campaign launch (and includes the picture above of Penny Street and a house with our sign).
In recognition of the heritage-rich character of the Grandview neighbourhood, the Grandview Heritage Group (GHG) is officially launching its Centenary Houses celebration campaign at 10:00 am on Saturday 18th August with a sign-posting and birthday cake event at 1710 and 1718 Victoria Drive, just south of 1st Avenue. The public is warmly invited to attend. … Continue reading Centenary Birthday Signs Campaign Release