It was a shock to receive an early morning phone call from my brother telling me to “get to Victoria as fast as you can.” My father, Peter had been admitted to Emergency at the Royal Jubilee and no one expected him to last for long. Thank goodness for willing and speeding taxi drivers and… Continue reading We are shaped by those around us…
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC with a walking tour. Robert Sung and I are presenting a walking tour of Chinatown which looks at the area’s history and society buildings. Be prepared to climb some stairs as we’ve lined up a selection of society buildings for the tour. It’s… Continue reading On the Streets and Up the Stairs in Chinatown
Friends of the Archives Fall Fundraiser: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 7:00 pm-9:00 pm Doors open 6:00 pm H.R. MacMillan Space Centre 1100 Chestnut Street Join Andy Coupland and John Atkin as they explore the changing nature of Vancouver through before-and-after images selected from the blog Changing Vancouver and the Vancouver Archives. Set against the background… Continue reading An Ever-changing City
Chinatown, a complex and fascinating neighbourhood and Vancouver’s oldest community is now one of Canada’s newest National Historic sites. Join John Atkin and Jeannette Hlavach, authors of the application for historic site status, as they explore the history and development of this area and look at what it takes to get a place on the… Continue reading What’s up with Chinatown?
We have some more Sunday Changing City tours ready to go. 10 bucks, 10:00 am in the morning. Join us on these dates: May 27th. Southeast False Creek: A Revisit. Since our last visit, numerous projects are now out of the ground changing the face of this former industrial area. Join us for a look… Continue reading More Walking Tours
On Feb 23, I’ll be leading the How to Research Your House evening at the Vancouver Archives presented by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Here’s your chance to learn the secrets of water permits, building permits and fire insurance maps; and touch really old documents. Archives staff will be on hand too to answer questions and… Continue reading How to Research Your House Workshop
On Wednesday the 16th of February grab your flashlight and join us on a walk at Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver’s only cemetery, where we’ll look at the SS Sophia Disaster. 6:30 pm at the cemetery office (enter off of 39th Ave at Fraser) 10 bucks, rain or shine.