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Places that Matter

Celebrating the people, places and events that tell the stories of Vancouver.

Places That Matter Community History Resource

The Places That Matter project has a new home! Visit Places That Matter Community History Resource

Vancouver Heritage Foundation was honoured to receive a 2019 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour for Education and Awareness and a 2019 Heritage BC Award of Honour for Education and Awareness in relation to this project.

This project is made possible by the support of countless volunteers and project partners. Visit the thank you page to learn more!

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Places That Matter’s Site Selection Committee

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

Places That Matter Plaque Presentation #89 Mennonite Maids

Thursday, June 17th at 7pm
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Join us for a Places That Matter virtual plaque presentation on June 17th celebrating the history and stories of the Mennonite Maids: Daughters in the City,

Between 1931 and 1961, over 2000 young Mennonite daughters worked as maids in Vancouver homes.

The virtual presentation will include historical context and stories by the author of Daughters in the City Ruth Derksen Siemens and the Mennonite Museum Society’s Director, Richard Thiessen. We will present the Places That Matter plaque and share details of its installation in South Vancouver.

Learn more about the original nominations, sponsorship information and FAQs below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Plaque Sponsorship Agreement