Notes from the February 18th meeting

Our February meeting ranged over a number of topics: • Cynthia Low, the ED of Britannia Community Services Centre, attended the meeting to ask whether GHG would be willing to coordinate a research project on the history of First Peoples in the Grandview area. It would involve consultation with Elders, a review of historic documentation,Continue reading “Notes from the February 18th meeting”

Jack Burch at Age 92 Recalls Grandview’s 1920, 30s, 40s…

  Jack Burch worked at Grandview’s local newspaper, the Highland Echo, from 1949 until he retired in 1994 as the owner and publisher. This video interview starts with Jack’s experiences in Grandview in the 1920s and 1930s, and covers his experiences overseas in World War II. After the War, Jack describes his work at theContinue reading “Jack Burch at Age 92 Recalls Grandview’s 1920, 30s, 40s…”

Laura Bucci Artworks

Local artist Laura Bucci has a show this month at the Britannia Art Gallery (in the Library) that is of interest to those concerned by the history and heritage of Commercial Drive.  From her Artist Statement: “Here Today is a mixed-media photographic project shown through souvenir pocket mirrors and focusing on landmarks and establishments connectedContinue reading “Laura Bucci Artworks”

St. Francis of Assisi church and the Italian community

(This is an excerpt from the recently published Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years [Whitecap Books]. The photographs are from The History of Saint Francis Parish, Vancouver, published in 1959)   The Franciscan Monastery, its front porch closed in, on Semlin at Napier in the 1950s   There are just a handful of places inContinue reading “St. Francis of Assisi church and the Italian community”