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Two Books to Add to Your Bookcase

The Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC) has two new books out which you should read. Eating Stories: A Chinese Canadian & Aboriginal Potluck is a new edition of the publication with a new forward by Jean Barman. It’s chock-a-block full of stories and recipes from the Chinese Canadian and Aboriginal perspective. It’s great… Continue reading Two Books to Add to Your Bookcase

book · History · Vancouver

February At the VHS: Curt Lang’s Vancouver

The Vancouver Historical Society was established in 1936 to stimulate public interest in Vancouver’s history, to encourage historical research and publication, and to promote the designation and preservation of historic sites. It is incorporated provincially as a non-profit society and registered federally as a charity. Meetings are on the fourth Thursday of the month (except… Continue reading February At the VHS: Curt Lang’s Vancouver

book · History · Uncategorized · Vancouver

Joe Fortes – The Book

Joe Fortes was a well-loved Vancouver humanitarian, who provided lifeguarding services and swimming instruction at English Bay beach during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lisa Smith and Barbara Rogers have studied Joe’s life for the last eight years and have compiled a thorough account of his life history including his many adventures both… Continue reading Joe Fortes – The Book

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Changing City Walking Tours

Join myself and Andy Coupland for a series of tours based on our book Changing City. As usual, they go rain or shine (even snow) and are $10.00 pp. All tours are start at 10:00 am The next set of Changing City tours are moving to Sundays! Coal Harbour – Industry to Luxury: March 18,… Continue reading Changing City Walking Tours

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We:Vancouver Reading List

We:Vancouver 12 Manifestos for the City is a fascinating exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery looking at some of the neat things happening in the city. I was quite honored to be asked to contribute a reading list for the We:Read section. Here is my list of books which started me thinking about Vancouver and… Continue reading We:Vancouver Reading List