Thursday, June 4th
1pm – 1:45pm
Register here, $10
Join us to explore local history and heritage from home on our inaugural virtual walking tour. While our regular events are on hold, we can still experience the streets of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood and discover some of the history, personalities and quirks of this historic community. On this virtual stroll with local historian, author and seasoned walking tour guide, John Atkin, we will come across converted school houses, a garlic warehouse, lost bakeries, Vancouver’s oldest brick school and some very innovative seismic upgrades. The neighbourhood grew on traditional ancestral lands and became home to many new immigrants seeking work at Hastings Mill and nearby industries from the late 19th century on. Today’s unique neighbourhood owes much to the legacy of community activism and determination. Even if you know the history well, try this virtual format and enjoy the ‘walk’ and discussion.
Throughout and after the pre-recorded virtual stroll, there will be opportunities to ask John questions live. Details of how to join this webinar will be included in a reminder email, sent before the session.