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Places That Matter Plaque Project

Join VHF in celebrating people, places and events that matter!

Arbutus Coffee plaque presentation, August 2012

Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter plaque project began in 2011 to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary of incorporation as a city, and the goal of the project is to raise awareness about the people, places and events that tell the story of Vancouver’s history. 

Upcoming Presentation: Commodore Ballroom November 26th. Stay tuned for details!


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PTM-logoPlaces 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 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 eventually 125 Vancouver stories were selected to be celebrated with a researched blue plaque. Each plaque with a QR code brings the smartphone user directly to this page. All plaques can be viewed digitally in past presentations below (click on the number).

See all 125 sites on the Google map with information and images 

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If you would like to support the Places That Matter plaque project, help us by sponsoring a plaque or making a donation. View the sponsorship PDF here or email for more details. To donate any amount, click hereOther sites available for sponsorship are indicated in “past presentations” with an *asterisk


PAST PRESENTATIONS

Click the image to view the gallery in full size

To view a digital version of each plaque, click on the numbers below.

2014

2013

2012

2011

*Sites marked with an asterisk are available for sponsorship. Contact us if you're interested.

Thank you to our plaque presentation volunteers:

Alex Salaveria and Rick Horne

Thank you to the site selection committee:

John Atkin, Rebecca Bolwitt, Arabella Campbell, Marguerite Ford, Charles Gauthier, Michael Kluckner, Kamala Todd, Hal Wake, Catherine Wang and Bruce Watson

WATCH the clip on how the project began (1 min 30 sec) 

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