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Apr 14 Virtual Stroll

In the very south east corner of Vancouver by the Fraser River was once the site of the White Pine Sawmill, one of the largest mills in the province, which at the peak of production could produce 36 miles of lumber a day. Join local historian John Atkin as he takes a look at the transformation of this waterfront area and surrounding area of Fraserview.

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Apr 21 Special EventArtist Talk

Join Vancouver Heritage Foundation and The Giant Hand and The Birth of Gianthropology artist Henri Robideau for a crash-course on the city’s larger-than-life signage. We will discuss Henri’s large-scale photo-based artwork for The WALL public art installation and discover how Vancouver became the birthplace of Gianthropology.

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Apr 29 Lunch & Learn

A much-loved icon on West Broadway, the Hollywood Theatre has recently re-opened as a film, live performance and arts and culture venue. Join architects Marianne Amodio and Harley Grusko of MA+HG Architects to learn about the rehabilitation of the building and how its heritage and conservation were considered.

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May 4 Evening Lecture
Intersection, Granville and Georgia, 1912.

In this virtual lecture during Jewish Heritage Month, Michael Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement at the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, will explore some of the extraordinary images that captured moments in the history of Vancouver and BC. He will also discuss how Frank and Landauer came to take such remarkable photos and how those images came to be preserved as a collection.

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May 15 Virtual Stroll

As Canada’s largest port city and a gateway to global markets, the waters and shores of Burrard Inlet are an important part of Vancouver’s industrial, commercial and transportation infrastructure. On this walk, local historian John Atkin will take a closer look at the history and surviving heritage that can be found on the shore, including a fish cannery and one of the largest BC Mills pre-fabricated buildings in the city.

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VHF is currently offering events and workshops in a virtual format only. We hope to return to in-person events in the future when the public health situation allows.

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