Heritage Vancouver April Events

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you’re into local history there are a few events coming up with Heritage Vancouver this month that may be of interest.

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites Release and Bus Tour

Each year Heritage Vancouver publishes a list of its Top Ten endangered heritage sites and this ride (inside a Transit Museum Society vintage 1958 BCE bus) will take participants around to visit the 2009 finalists including.

Unfortunately the event is currently sold out and the endangered sites for 2010 will be revealed at that time. The 2009 tour included: 1. Pantages Theatre (1907), 2. Vancouver School – Kitsilano High School (1928), 3. Historic Precincts: Gastown, Hastings, Chinatown, 4. First Shaughnessy Neighbourhood, 5. Heatley Block (1931); Houses (1889 & 1898), 6. Historic Monuments, 7. Firehall #15 (1913), 8. Shaughnessy Hospital (1940), 9. Robson Square Complex (1973-79), 10. Hollow Tree (Stanley Park).

Photo credit: reverendkomissar on Flickr

Thursday, April 22, 2010
An Evening at the Marine Building (1929-30) Penthouse

Known as the Daily Planet from Smallville and an office tour in films such as Fantastic Four the iconic Marine Building is home to this Heritage Vancouver fundraiser. Aside from having access to the penthouse, your $100 ticket includes wine and hors d’oeuvres along with stories told by Chuck Davis. Tax receipts will be issued for your contribution.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Heritage & the Arts: Inaugural Long Table Social

The first event of its kind for the organization, the Long Table Social will take place in the legendary Page Building at 330 West Pender. Tickets are $!5 in advance, $20 at the door. Inside this “1907 Neoclassical Revivalist BC Permanent Loan Building” there will be a cash bar and raffle prizes up for grabs.

Tickets for these events can be purchased online (via PayPal) or by calling the number on the Heritage Vancouver website.

Heritage Vancouver was incorporated as a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of Vancouver’s built, cultural and natural heritage, and has now achieved charitable status. All proceeds from the events assist Heritage Vancouver with their programs, advocacy and education. You can follow them on Twitter @HeritageVan.

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  1. Jason VFriday, April 9th, 2010 — 9:46pm PDT

    I must heartily recommend the Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites Release and Bus Tour; it may be a mouthful, but it is a super excellent tour, and really reveals the local treasures around us. I went in 2006 and it was super (for photos, see my web link) Everyone, go!

  2. Jason VFriday, April 9th, 2010 — 9:54pm PDT

    I totally glossed over the fact that the bus tour is already sold out; the recommendation still stands, however! Create a calendar reminder for yourself next year, and get tix early!

    Furthermore, I cannot begin to tell you how significant it is to be able to get a sneak peak of the penthouse of the Marine building! This is a very historic event, and one that does not come along often! I recommend it too!!! (first time in the 5 years I’ve been here!)

    If you prefer the free stuff, an reminder:

    @VanHeritage presents the opening of the inaugural exhibit at THE WALL at @CBCVancouver Plaza Apr 15, 6-8pm (again, see my web link)

  3. Super deluxSaturday, April 10th, 2010 — 1:19pm PDT

    Also, keep the date for Heritage Vancouver’s inaugural ‘Heritage & the Arts’ Long Table Social on Saturday April 24. An affordable $15 will secure your ticket for this unique experience in an incredible heritage building .. get a sneak peak of the restoration and enjoy a tasting menu of great films, fuzz-rock acoustics, never seen before performances & visual art. Join the Long Table with local actors & film-makrs, conceptual artists, writers, journalists, designers, local business owners, politicians & others in the community. http://www.heritagevancouver.org

  4. Heritage Vancouver SocietyTuesday, April 13th, 2010 — 9:54am PDT

    Ooops! The Top Ten Endangered sites listed above was from 2009 – the 2010 sites will be posted after our April tour.

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