Over the next few weeks, the public are asked to submit an address, photo, and description about a place they feel is significant to Vancouver’s history. This could be a historic meeting place, a legendary venue, or a location where a momentous occasion. The VHF’s Places That Matter committee (of which I am a part) will then select 125 winning location that will receive a Vancouver 125 plaque as recognition.
The nomination form can be found online and there will be an event at the Vancouver Public Library Sunday February 26th, 2011 where you can submit your nomination in person. Nominations will be open for several weeks and then an online vote will open up March 16th, 2011. Once the winners are determined, the plaques will be written out during the summer and installations will occur in the fall. A mapping website to pin point each of the Places That Matter will also be launched at that time.
Key events: February 1, 2011: Nominations open & February 26, 2011: In-person nomination process at the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Rules: All nominated places must have a history prior to 1991 and be located within the boundaries of the City of Vancouver.
Update March 2011: Voting is now open. Sites that were nominated throughout February and March have been listed and the public can now cast their vote.