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Heritage Hall 100th Birthday Events

May 24th, 2016 @ 7:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Mount Pleasant’s community beacon, Heritage Hall, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in June with a lineup of events. 1917: Archives# CVA 99-356. Photographer: Stuart Thomson This handsome building on the corner of Main and 15th has had many lives, and continues to be an elegant venue for special events, fashion shows, markets, and weddings. It […]

Historic Stewart Farm South Surrey’s Best Kept Secret Until Now

May 20th, 2016 @ 10:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

A local attraction with activities for the kids, space to run around, picnic spots galore, and rare historical value — and did I mention it has a gorgeous view? South Surrey’s Historic Stewart Farm has it all but it’s still a relatively unknown gem — until now! The truth is a lot of people don’t […]

Heritage Vancouver Top 10 Watch List for 2016

May 9th, 2016 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Heritage Vancouver has released this year’s Top 10 Watch List, their 16th annual list that accompanied a bus tour this past weekend. This year they are seeing particular threats to neighbourhoods’ character, culture and history. They range from a loss of individual architecturally significant homes to single-family neighbourhoods, to the potential loss of entire communities […]

Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History

April 21st, 2016 @ 9:47am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The BC Sports Hall of Fame is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in the 50 days leading up to its annual Banquet of Champions, presented by Canadian Direct Insurance on Thursday, June 9th, they’re pinpointing the Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History. Top 50 Golden Moments in BC Sports History Sports fans from […]

Vancouver Special House Tour

March 31st, 2016 @ 9:14am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation is once again offering the very popular Vancouver Special House Tour, now in its 8th year. On April 16th you can join a self-guided tour of 5 beautifully renovated homes, including 3 Specials, a 1950s bungalow and a late 1950s split-level rancher. Image via Vancouver Heritage Foundation Vancouver Special House Tour […]

Vancouver Icons: Vancouver City Hall History

March 10th, 2016 @ 9:43am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver has had a few city hall buildings; the first was a draped tent at the old Granville Townsite (1886) at the foot of Carrall St after the Great Fire. The first real structure was a building on Powell St, followed by a building on Main St just south of the Carnegie Library. The Holden […]