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 to … Continue reading Meeting Notes: July 2013

First Avenue Viaduct — The Saviour of Grandview

Today is the 75th anniversary of the opening of the First Avenue Viaduct, an event that rescued and re-invented what was then a failing Commercial Drive suburb and to link it firmly once and for all to the growing city of Vancouver.  The story of Charles Smith and the First Avenue Viaduct is the veritable … Continue reading First Avenue Viaduct — The Saviour of Grandview