Upcoming 2013 Presentations
- #59: Tuesday, June 25: Save On Meats 43 Hastings St W - More details TBA (around lunchtime). All are welcome. *Plaque is available for sponsorship
- #60: Wednesday, June 26 at 10am : Science World- Expo Legacy 1455 Quebec St. All are welcome. * Plaque is available for sponsorship
- #61: Thursday, June 27: Celebrities Nightclub 1022 Davie St. Please note this is a private event.
- #62: Saturday, June 29 at 10am: The First Gas Station Meet at Cambie & Smithe at the entrance of the Pacific Landmark condo building @930 Cambie St. 1907 cars and displays from the Vintage Car Club of Canada. Come in 1900s attire (Think hats & gloves) Goorin Bros’ Hat giveaway! Rolston family in attendance. All are welcome.
If you would like to support our Places That Matter plaque project, why not sponsor a plaque or make a donation? (*See above for upcoming events with plaques available). View the Sponsorship PDF here or email for more details. Other sites available for sponsorship are indicated in “past presentations” with an *asterisk. To donate any amount, click here.
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. Celebrations are open to everyone and we welcome the chance to bring people together to celebrate our shared history! Join us for a presentation!
Interested in supporting the project by sponsoring a plaque? Sponsorship is available. See the PDF for more information here. Or would you like to volunteer at a plaque presentation? Questions? Call Jessica Quan, Special Project Coordinator, at 604.264.9642 #305 or email.
See all 125 sites on the Google map
To Be Confirmed for 2013
Arbutus Corridor (Shannon Station), Athletic Park (now Granville Loop), BC Place Stadium, Burrard Street Bridge, The Commodore, Cyberspace (Granville St), First City Hospital (Cambie & Pender), Heatley Block, Lions Gate Bridge, Loggers’ Social Hall, Musqueam Nation historic sites, the Naam, Nat Bailey Stadium, Original Border of Vancouver (Nanaimo St), Pacific Coliseum, PNE Wooden Rollercoaster, Recreation Park (Yaletown Park), Robson Square, Shakespeare Garden, Smilin’ Buddha Cabaret, Sunset Beach, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, the Viaducts, White Spot Drive-In, and many more!
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