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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! Places That Matter Community History Resource website

In 2021, Places That Matter celebrated its 10th anniversary year!

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.

China Creek Bowls Skatepark – Places That Matter Plaque #92

Saturday, July 16th, 12:30pm - 2pm. Plaque presentation at 1pm.
China Creek Park South, 1255 E 10th Ave & Clark Drive

Celebrate the skateboarding history of Vancouver with the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition, VHF and special guests and join us for Places That Matter plaque presentation #92 for the China Creek Bowls Skatepark.

For more details, click ‘Learn More’ or email our Special Projects Manager at

Photo Caption: Two skateboarders skating the China Creek Bowls Skatepark on a spring morning, 2022.

Photo Credit: Michael Gordon

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

Thank you

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Plaque Sponsorship Agreement