New! PLAQUE PRESENTATION 2017
We celebrated Places That Matter plaque presentation #86 for “The Francophone Village/Le Village Francophone” on September 30th, 2017 at the Saint-Sacrement Church. We’re busy working on the webpage for the site where you’ll find photos, history and the plaque location. Share your stories of this site, or any of our Places That Matter!
SHARE YOUR STORIES! (and upload your photos)
Visit our new website here: Places That Matter Community History Resource
- Thanks to partial funding from Heritage BC’s Heritage Legacy Fund, the Vancouver Historical Society and Split Mango Media Inc, for their support of the website.
- Submit your story online or contact Special Projects Coordinator, Jessica Quan for updates on the project.
- Join our facebook page for presentation albums and upcoming events. Scroll to the bottom of this page for pdfs on FAQs, sponsorship and original nominated sites.
Places That Matter is all about collaboration – and sharing the unique and lesser known history of the people, places and events that have shaped Vancouver since its incorporation as a city in 1886. Places That Matter evolved from the Vancouver 125th Anniversary celebrations in 2011. VHF asked the public to nominate a place, person, or event that is important to the city of Vancouver but that has yet to receive the acknowledgement it deserves. An independent committee made up of local historians, artists, students, heritage consultants, writers and educators reviewed the nominations and 125 Vancouver stories were selected to be celebrated with a researched blue plaque.