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).
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 â€œ1907 Neoclassical Revivalist BC Permanent Loan Buildingâ€ 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.