As mentioned in the minutes to the last meeting, GHG and GWAC are co-sponsoring one of this year’s Jane’s Walks (named for famed urbanist Jane Jacobs). The walk along the Drive — with the theme Human Scale Urbanism — will be led by Lewis Villegas and Steve Bohus. Jak King will tag along to offerContinue reading “Human Scale Urbanism On The Drive”
First, a reminder that GHG’s first walking tour of the year is this Sunday. It is a walk and talk through the older industrial section of Grandview north of Hastings. It begins and ends at Pandora Park. Details can be found in this post. In addition. the Vancouver Heritage Foundation is holding a tour ofContinue reading “Walking Tours”
Join heritage expert John Stuart as he explores Grandview’s industrial heritage. Sunday 10th April 2016, 11:00am Free (though donations to GHG are always happily accepted) Tour begins and ends at the facilities building at Pandora Park, Garden & Pandora “A feature of recent town planning has been the separation of work and living spaces. Today communitiesContinue reading “Grandview Heritage Walking Tour”
Strathcona, Vancouver’s historic east end, has been home to generations of immigrants from around the world. In the 1930s the local elementary school was called “the Little League of Nations” acknowledging the 33 nationalities that attended classes there. In the surrounding neighbourhood, local churches reflected the diversity and the evolving nature of immigration; a LutheranContinue reading “Early Immigrant Walking Tours: Strathcona”
For those of you with longer-range calendars, Michael Kluckner is conducting a walk around the hippy highspots of old Kitsilano on 17th August. There is limited capacity, so sign up soon!
Here is a fine review from the Courier of Maurice Guibord’s walking tour of West Grandview. This is their image, too: Bravo, Maurice!
Next Saturday, 29th March at 10am, historian and GHG’s own Maurice Guibord will be conducting a walking tour concerning the history and heritage of the area between Commercial Drive and Clark Drive. This is a walk arranged by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation who describe it in the following way: “This fascinating sub-area has been littleContinue reading “Walking Tour: West Grandview”
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”
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”
Historian, raconteur and all-round great tour guide Maurice Guibord will be conducting a heritage history walk this Saturday and you shouldn’t miss it. His tour will cover the area to the west of Commercial Drive down to Glen Drive — an area that is often forgotten when people think of Grandview’s heritage. Maurice has collectedContinue reading “Heritage Walk This Saturday!”