Win Tickets to CircusWest Kaleidoscope

April 23rd, 2014 @ 2:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

CircusWest is a comprehensive circus arts centre for all ages, located in the historic PNE Gardens, offering children, teens, and adults an opportunity to explore circus arts in an encouraging, non-competitive environment. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year CircusWest’s next event is Kaleidoscope – Circus in Technicolour.

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Where: Garden Auditorium, PNE 2901 E Hastings, Vancouver
When: May 1st to May 4th, 2014 at 12:30pm and 7:00pm daily.
Tickets:Adults $20, Youth (18 & Under) $13, Students & Seniors $15, School Group Rate $9. Available online.

Kaleidoscope – Circus in Technicolour features the circus talents of teenaged circus performers from the Performance and Centre Stage programs of CirKids in an original production staged at the PNE Garden Auditorium. This spectacular performance tells the story of a young boy who searches for and is inspired by coloured worlds of circus and ultimately finds his true colours. It promises to be an immersive multi-sensory experience with athletic aerial and ground circus acts, a beautiful sound track, lush projections and unexpected surprises to delight one and all! Within one show, witness incredible acts including trapeze, acrobalance, juggling, unicyclists, tumbling, dance, tissu and trampoline.

Win Tickets to CircusWest Kaleidoscope

If you would like to attend a performance of Kaleidoscope, CircusWest has offered up a pair of tickets to one lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Monday, April 28, 2014. CircusWest is a registered non-profit and is a creative space where individuals can dream big, push limits, and defy gravity all while having fun. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards 2014: Nominees

April 23rd, 2014 @ 1:14pm (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

YWCA Metro Vancouver is excited to announce 60 outstanding nominees for the 31st annual Women of Distinction Awards.

2013 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The Awards honour women whose achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community and businesses and organizations that support the wellness and diverse needs of their employees. The Women of Distinction Awards is the YWCA’s premier fundraising event and will be held on June 3, 2014 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel. Funds raised through the event support YWCA programs and services across Metro Vancouver.

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Nominees

Arts, Culture & Design
Shaira Holman – Co-Founder / Artistic Director, Vancouver Queer Arts Festival
Susan Van der Flier – Board, Vancouver Opera

Business & the Professions
Sheila Bouman – Chief People and Performance Officer, Peer 1 Hosting
Mary Buttery – Partner, Davis LLP
Sheila Eddin – Vice President, Transformation, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Catherine Gibson – Partner, Davis LLP
Carmen Thériault – Partner, Wealth Preservation, Bull Housser LLP
Lisa Vogt – Partner and Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Community Building
Sashi Assanand – Founder and Executive Director, Vancouver & Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services Society (VLMFSS)
Leigh Boyle – Founder & Executive Director, The Lipstick Project Society
Loretta Cella – Founder and Executive Director, Passion Foundation
Nasreen Filsoof – Founder and President, Canadian Iranian Foundation
Theodora Lamb – Online Community Organizer, Executive Producer, Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Jill Leversage – Managing Director, Highland West Capital Inc.
Jennifer Schaeffers – Executive Director, CKNW Orphans’ Fund

Education, Training & Development
Kristi Blakeway – Vice Principal, Thomas Haney Secondary
Deborah Jacobs – Education Department Head, Squamish Nation
Gail Ruddy – Head of School, York House School
Janis Sarra – Professor, UBC Faculty of Law and Director, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Entrepreneurship
Almira Bardai – Partner, Hive Communications
Justine Bizzocchi – Founder, SFU Venture Connection
Alisa Choi Darcy – President, Quote Endquote Cross-Cultural Strategy Inc.
Shehla Ebrahim – Doctor, Ambleside Dermedics
Liza Hagusa – Founder and Owner, Mother Me Newborn Care Inc.
Deanna Loychuk – Founder, 30 Minute Hit
Carolyn Lundie – Founder and Owner, YogaButtons Kids Yoga Ltd.
Kim Pickett – Principal / Creative Director, KIMBO Design
Reisa Pollard – Founder & Designer, Beyond Beige Interior Design
Shannon Rogers – President and General Counsel, Global Relay

Environmental Sustainability
Diana Allen – Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Sofi Hindmarch – Wildlife Biologist, British Columbia Conservation Foundation
Lyda Salatian – Founder & Program Director, The Lower Mainland Green Team (LMGT)
Elizabeth Sheehan – Founder and President, Climate Smart

Health & Wellness
Victoria Bernstein – Director of the Post-Operative Cardiac Surgical Unit, Vancouver General Hospital
Nafisa Merali – Founder, Naz Wellness Group
Gina Ogilvie – Medical Director, Clinical Prevention Services, BC Centre for Disease Control
Charlene SanJenko – Founder, PowHERhouse
Sarah Shandl – Founder, Vancouver, We Love You Great Adventure Club
Elizabeth Watt – Physician

Non-Profit & Public Service
Lana Bradshaw – Vice-Chair, Children’s Wish Foundation BC & Yukon Chapter
Pauline Finn – Vice-President of Community Engagement, Science World British Columbia
Anita Huberman – CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
Judy Krawchuk – Vice-President, Child Development Foundation of BC
Darlene Marzari – Former MLA and Vancouver City Councillor
Heather O’Hara – Executive Director, Potluck Café Society
Anar Popatia – President, Canadian Club of Vancouver
Linda Reid – Speaker of the House, British Columbia Legislature
Shauna Sylvester – Executive Director, SFU Public Square and Carbon Talks Fellow, SFU Centre for Dialogue
Carolyn Tuckwell – President & CEO, Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC
Wai Young – Member of Parliament for Vancouver South

Technology, Science & Research
Jennifer Gardy – Senior Scientist, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control
Caron Strahlendorf – Pediatric Oncologist / Hematologist, Clinical Associate Professor, BC Children’s Hospital

Young Woman of Distinction
Cicely Blain – Founder, Celebrating Women at UBC
Vuitton Chan – Student, Simon Fraser University
Isabel Chen – Co-founder and Executive Director, Keep Safe Initiative
Madison McDougall – President, Kappa Kappa Gamma – Gamma Upsilon Chapter
Hayley Pipher – Founder, Vancouver Youth Food Alliance
Tesicca Truong – Member, Engaged City Task Force

Innovative Workplace
Flipside Creative
Pacific Blue Cross

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards for the fifth consecutive year. Here’s all you need to know about this very special event:

Where: The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm General Reception; 6:30pm Awards Dinner

Book your tickets online today or by calling (604) 895-5768. Early bird tickets are on sale until May 4th for $195 per person (this includes the awards ceremony and dinner). Starting May 5th tickets will be $225 per person. Be sure to book soon as this event is known to sell out the largest ballroom at the Bayshore!

New this year you can book a Distinguished Partner Table that includes 10 seats/tickets, VIP registration, name signage on table, name listed in the program and sponsor signage, and more.

Follow the YWCA of Vancouver on Facebook and Twitter for more information along with the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards @YWvanWODA on Twitter.

YWCA Metro Vancouver is dedicated to achieving women’s equality. Their mission is to touch lives and build better futures for women and their families through advocacy and integrated services that foster economic independence, wellness and equal opportunities.

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards: 2014 Winners Announced

April 23rd, 2014 @ 11:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

The winners of the 25th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards were announced yesterday during a live awards presentation event at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. It was the largest year yet for the awards, with winners in 49 categories.

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Cactus Club Coal Harbour wins Best Downtown. Photo: Alexis Birkill on Flickr

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards: Winners

Restaurant of the Year: The Farmer’s Apprentice
Bartender of the Year: Jay Jones
Chef of the Year: Pino Posteraro
Sommelier of the Year: Mike Bernardo

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Hudson’s on First awarded Best of Vancouver Island.

Other categories include Upscale Dining, Best New Design, Best New Restaurant, Best Casual Dining, Best Food Cart, Best Coffee House, Best Seafood, Best Upscale Italian, Best Casual Italian, Best Pizzeria, Best Upscale French, Best Casual French, Best Upscale Japanese, Best Casual Japanese, Best Upscale Chinese, Best Casual Chinese, Best Dim Sum, Best Noodle House, Best Indian, Best Korean, Best Thai, Best Vietnamese, Best Other Asian, Best of the Americas, Best Steakhouse, Best Casual Chain, and best of regions North Shore, Best Whistler, Best Victoria, Best Other Vancouver Island, Best Okanagan, Best Winery/Vineyard Dining.

This year the best of Vancouver neighbourhoods were also awarded: Downtown: Cactus Club Cafe (and Best Chain); East Side: Via Tevere Pizza (and Best Pizza); Chinatown/Gastown: Bao Bei; Richmond: Top Shanghai Cuisine; West End: Nook; West Side: La Quercia; Yaletown: Blue Water Cafe.

A list of winners is available online and pick up your copy of Vancouver Magazine on May 1st for full details.

Archive Photos of the Day: Vancouver Traffic

April 23rd, 2014 @ 9:44am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

According to TomTom’s Traffic Index, Vancouver was the most congested city in North America for the second quarter of 2013. Despite a great walk score, bike lanes, and transit options, traffic is a part of daily life in our city — and it has been for the last century. I dug through the Vancouver Archives to bring you today’s archive photo feature: Vancouver Traffic — albeit very light in these historical photos compared to now.


1929: Granville at King Edward. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-3640.


1928: Brake test on Georgia. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-1842.


1952: Seymour at Georgia. Archives# CVA 772-14 & 1942: Stanley Park Drive. Archives# CVA 1184-144.


1939: Pender at Beatty. Archives# CVA 772-3.


1927: Traffic accident. Photographer: Stuart Thomson. Archives# CVA 99-1974.


1974: Victory Square. Archives# CVA 780-767.


1974 & 1975: Water Street. Photographer: William E. Graham. Archives#: cva 1135-60 & cva 1135-44.


1980s: Alma at Broadway. Archives# CVA 772-72 & Granville at Broadway. Archives# CVA 772-675.


1980s: Homer at Pender. Archives# CVA 772-838.

Vancouver Photos of the Week

April 22nd, 2014 @ 11:14am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Unpredicted sunny breaks are always welcome around here, especially in the middle of a very gloomy, very soggy string of spring showers. Nothing stops these Vancouver photographers however, and they’ve been kind enough to share their work with the Miss604 Flickr Pool and on the #Photos604 Instagram tag this week:

Vancouver Photos of the Week

A Beach that's Gone to the Dogs
Photo credit: Patricia Meyer on Flickr

Sidewalk still life BFF♥ Telus World of Science
Photo credit: Eric Flexyourhead & Philip & Don Janus on Flickr

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Photo credit: Michael Schmidt & Michael Schmidt on Flickr

Spring Fresh Verdure VS. Cherry Blossoms, in Vancouver BC Canada
Photo credit: TOTORORO.RORO on Flickr

Marine and Magnolia
Photo credit: Patricia Meyer on Flickr

A Good Day For a Walk on the Bridge
Photo credit: Patricia Meyer on Flickr

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Photo credit: Mark Teasdale on Flickr

Rocks on the Shore, Wreck Beach Foggy boggy bit of the Lost Lagoon
Photo credit: colink. & colink. on Flickr

Dancers at Robson Square
Photo credit: Jason Gallant on Flickr

Street Photography
Photo credit: Mark Teasdale on Flickr

Spring Is In The Air
Photo credit: Clayton Perry on Flickr

Vancouver sunset
Photo credit: Ann Badjura on Flickr

Our beautiful Fraser River, Delta, BC at Dusk
Photo credit: Winson Tang on Flickr

Coal Harbour
Photo credit: Alexis Birkill on Flickr

As always, please click through on these images to view more work from the photographers and feel free to share your own photos with the Miss604 Flickr Pool or with the tag #Photos604 on Instagram. View all photo collections here. Please note that some Flickr Group settings may have changed so if you are adding a photo to the pool for the purpose of sharing, please make sure your settings are open for that — you will not need to change your licensing at all.

Tinhorn Creek 2014 Canadian Concert Series Contest

April 22nd, 2014 @ 10:15am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Wine country, live music outdoors, and Canadian musical talent — what could be better? Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is gearing up for another season of their Canadian Concert Series in their Golden Mile vineyard amphitheatre.

Tinhorn Concert
Photo courtesy of Tinhorn Creek

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, so come and kick off your shoes and join in the party as they are bringing back some of their favourite bands from past Canadian Concert Series. The much-anticipated annual event is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada’s top musical talent while enjoying award-winning wines and taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan Tinhorn Creek’s outdoor amphitheatre sits atop the winery’s hillside overlooking the famed Golden Mile, and is a one-of-a-kind venue for dancing the night away under the stars.

Canadian Concert Series Lineup

Kicking off on May 24th, the 2014 Canadian Concert Series features Tinhorn’s favourite past performers every month and ends with legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Colin James for the grand finale performance on September 6th.

The Town Pants are the first blast from the past and they will be starting the Canadian Concert Series with their rollicking Celtic rhythms on May 24th ($25) and the party continues with the funky grooves of The Boom Booms on June 28th ($30). On July 26th, Hey Ocean ($40) bring their mellow indie party-pop to the vineyard, followed by the alternative rock music of Odds on August 23rd ($45).

Colin James then returns to Tinhorn Creek on September 6th ($75 — SOLD OUT) to celebrate their 20th anniversary. It’s a special visit for the singer-songwriter as he helped the vineyards to celebrate their 10th anniversary a decade ago. He brings back his unique blend of musical styles that are the result of a long career that has seen him as rock guitar legend, platinum pop artist, blues baby and swing music band leader.

Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek

Perched on the picturesque Tinhorn Creek Vineyards estate on the famed Golden Mile, Miradoro Restaurant will feature BBQ food options including grilled salad on house-made ciabatta, grilled sausages and grilled marinated Portuguese tenderloin prepared by Executive Chef Jeff Van Geest during performances. Tinhorn Creek wines will be available by the glass or bottle. Each event features a pre-concert reception for Crush Club members.

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Canadian Concert Series Tickets

Tickets to the Canadian Concert Series are now on sale and are some of the most sought-after in the South Okanagan and beyond. Seasons tickets are just $115 — see the first four concerts in the series for the price of three — and include a complimentary Go Vino stemless plastic wine glass. Tickets for the Grand Finale concert featuring Colin James are $75.

All concerts start at 7:00pm (gates open at 6:30pm). Tickets are available through Tinhorn Creek’s online store, Facebook store, or by telephone: 250.498.3743 or 888.484.6467

Canadian Concert Series Contest

Tinhorn Creek and Watermark Beach Resort have teamed up this year to offer a spectacular giveaway for one lucky Miss604 reader so that they can enjoy the region with a guest and dance the night away at the Canadian Concert Series. The prize package includes two tickets to The Boom Booms at the Canadian Concert Series and a one night stay at Watermark Beach Resort on June 28, 2014, as well as two rides on the Tinhorn Creek shuttle to get you to the concert series and back.

Watermark
Photo courtesy of Watermark Beach Resort

Getaway, runaway, escape at Watermark Beach Resort. Enjoy one night accommodation in a one bedroom Lakeview Suite. Discover the South Okanagan “good life” at the Okanagan resort that defines easy living, where attention to detail and personal service is as unmatched and unique as the experience and amenities available at Watermark.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Tinhorn Creek has a wineshop, barrel cellar, demonstration vineyard, tours, and Miradoro Restaurant which are complimented by sweeping views of the South Okanagan valley between Oliver and Osoyoos. It’s a one-of-a-kind venue for a concert series that celebrates so many great things about our beautiful province.

Follow Watermark Beach Resort on Facebook and Twitter & Tinhorn Creek on Facebook and Twitter.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 12:00pm. You must be legal drinking age to enter this contest. Please enjoy responsibly. Watermark Beach Resort stay prize is valid only June 28, 2014. Prize does not include transportation to/from the Okanagan. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash or any other value.

Surrey Youth Fest 2014

April 21st, 2014 @ 11:34am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Surrey Youth Fest is taking place Saturday May 3rd, during BC Youth Week. Surrey Youth Fest will feature a city-wide basketball and break-dance showcase, and much more.

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Surrey Youth Fest 2014 Events

Main Event | Saturday May 3rd | Guildford Recreation Centre
Youth Fest, Surrey’s largest celebration for youth has merged with the City-wide Basketball tournament to bring you the best 5 on 5 basketball tournament and biggest Breakdance Battle in Surrey. Awesome DJ, Tons of Prizes & Giveaways, Breakdance and Hip-hop performances, and VIP Players’ Lounge. Youth focused vendors including Surrey Youth Services, Pacific Community Resources, SONiC Radio, Basketball BC, Drive Basketball, AthElite, Wheelchair Basketball BC, Douglas Collage, Trinity Western University, University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), RCMP and more.

What: Youth Fest Breakdance Battle
Where: Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105 Ave, Surrey)
When: 12:00pm to 6:00pm Fitness Studio – Breakdance Demos and Try-it activity. Open to everyone, especially beginners who are interested in bboying. 6:30pm to 8:30pm head to Gym 3 for the 2 on 2 Battles.

Details: Get your crew together and register for the 2 on 2 battle. There is a maximum of 16 crews. Spots will fill up quickly, register today via SYB Guilford Vol. 2 on Facebook.

What: Free Teen Dance
Where: Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105 Ave, Surrey)
When: 9:00pm to 12:00am

Details: The Youth Fest Teen dance is the biggest dance in Surrey. DJ, lights, activities and concession. Free entry with non-perishable food donation. Must be 13-18 years (ID required). Register for the Dance by calling 604-501-5100 (Registration number 4367533).

What: City Wide Basketball Tournament
Where: Guildford Recreation Centre (15105 105 Ave, Surrey)
When: 10:00am to 11:30am drop-in basketball with with Basketball BC, Drive Basketball, AthElite, Douglas College, University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Wheelchair Basketball BC and more. 11:30am to 12:00pm RCMP vs. Youth Basketball Game. 12:00pm to 8:30pm 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament.

Details: The city wide youth basketball tournament is open to junior boys (ages 13-15), senior boys (ages 15-18) and girls (ages 13-18). Prizes will be rewarded to MVP’s and Best Sportsmanship for each division (Girls, Juniors, Seniors). Other prizes will be handed out throughout the day. A prize will be rewarded to the best dressed team so get your teams together and be creative! Sign-up below as a team or individual. There is a maximum of seven players per team. Space is limited, so make sure you register ASAP. Bring either a reversible jersey or a white and black t-shirt to play.

Surrey Youth Fest Shuttle

Teens can take the free Youth Fest Shuttle from their local community centre to Youth Fest on May 3rd. Pick-up locations include Newton Recreation Centre, South Surrey Recreation Centre, Cloverdale Recreation Centre, Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, Fleetwood Community Centre, Bridgeview Recreation Centre, Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre, North Surrey Recreation Centre, and Guildford Recreation Centre. For more information email youthfest[at]surrey.ca or call (604) 591-4793.

Miss604 is a proud sponsor of both Surrey Youth Fest and BC Youth Week 2014

Heritage Vancouver Top Ten Endangered Sites 2014

April 21st, 2014 @ 10:35am (PT) by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heritage Vancouver Society has released their 14th annual list of the Top Ten Endangered Sites in Vancouver.

Hollywood Theatre (1935) sign

#1 Hollywood Theatre
Community cultural spaces
The Art Deco Hollywood Theatre is a precious community landmark built in 1935-36, and one of our last intact neighborhood theatres. The current owner has not expressed interest in retaining the interior of this significant theatre and has not found a buyer who would maintain its public assembly use. The only proposal so far would retain the facade, make significant changes to the interior and end the building’s use as a cultural community space.

#3/ Kerrisdale Baptist Church
Our heritage churches
With declining attendance at many Vancouver churches, potential church closures are rampant, and threaten the loss of many significant heritage buildings. When these buildings close, Vancouver communities lose more than Sunday worship space; they lose space for the countless social and cultural activities that churches accommodate seven days a week.

#5/ South Vancouver High School
A memory in the community
The history of South Vancouver High School is associated with four generations of school buildings. John Oliver High School is slated for demolition, the ‘Barn’, already vacant, could be demolished, as could Sandford Fleming. Once the Vancouver School Board is finished with its current demolition program, these three South Vancouver High School buildings may be nothing but a fading memory.

#2/ First Shaughnessy
The push is on!
With the upcoming review of the effectiveness of the 1982 First Shaughnessy Overall Development Plan, requests for demolitions are piling up at City Hall. Architects are targeting the pre-date (1940) revered and treasured houses, in an attempt to get demolition approvals before any real constraints are enacted. The Fleck Mansion (1924), as well as houses at 1288 The Crescent, 1263 Balfour and 3990 Marguerite, are imminently threatened.

#4/ Morrisette Farm House
Historic Vancouver farms
There is an immediate threat to two identified historic farmhouses, the Morrisette Farm house (1912) in Dunbar, a designated heritage building, and the Avalon Dairy in Killarney. The threat to these two early farm buildings, and the continuing demolition of others, demonstrates the necessity of identifying historic farmhouses that still survive.

#6/ Firehall No. 5
Modernist firehalls
The City’s current plan is to replace Firehall No. 5 (1952) at 3090 East 54th & Kerr with a new facility incorporating social housing. This is symptomatic of a general lack of consideration for the heritage value of postwar modernist architecture. It is important to give consideration to adapting No. 5 and other modernist fireballs to modern use or repurposing for another use rather than demolishing them.

#7/ World War One Memorials
Lest we forget
2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the ‘Great War’. After Armistice in 1918, monuments commemorating the lives of Canadians killed in overseas conflict have occupied a prominent place in our urban cultural landscape, rooting us to our history and reminding us of these monumental events. There are also memorials that commemorate others lost in World War Two and Korea. Unfortunately, some of these significant memorials are neglected, deteriorating or are at danger of being lost.

#9/ East Hastings Street
Heatley to Campbell
In 1996, Vancouver City Council approved a policy to “let go” of the industrial frontages along East Hastings from Heatley Ave to Victoria Drive. The draft Local Area Plan proposes the creation of a ‘high-street’ along East Hastings from Heatley to Clark as a part of the renewal of the area. Ill-considered development along this corridor could impact critical heritage and cultural landmarks at an accelerating rate. Unrecognized but important heritage assets remain unprotected and could be lost.

#8/ Arthur Erickson House & Garden
Arthur Erickson is considered Canada’s greatest architect of all time. His house and garden was his inspiration, his haven, and one of his most delicate design accomplishments. It is a work of art, it is unique, and it is intact. Without being designated a heritage site and receiving appropriate funds and City-controlled entitlements for retiring outstanding debts, preserving and restoring the house and garden, the Arthur Erickson Foundation’s broad missions and objectives of fostering Arthur Erickson’s legacy, will be severely compromised by the loss of this unique iconic and historical site.

#10/ Commercial Drive
Grandview’s main street
Commercial Drive has evolved over the years into a street that is an interesting mixture of textures, tastes, cultures and activities. It is outstanding not only for its significant heritage buildings but also for its sense of place, experience and uniqueness. As Vancouver continues to grow eastward, the pressures to develop this site to its allowable four-storey height limit could create a dreary blandness that would destroy what is important about ‘The Drive.’

Public awareness plays a huge role in preserving our local history. Follow Heritage Vancouver Society on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr for more information and the latest heritage updates.