West Vancouver Historical Society AGM

WVHS Annual General Meeting Rescheduled from May 20, 2020 to July 2, 2020 WVHS postponed its Annual General Meeting of May 20, 2020 due to the COVID- 19 health and physical distancing regulations.  Normally, under the terms of the Societies Act of B.C. WVHS must hold an annual meeting every year and report the results to Victoria by the end of June. It was the decision of the WVHS Board to hold the AGM with the Board directors following a Board meeting on July 2, 2020.  Board members were concerned there would be a significant delay in sharing the financials and annual report with members at an in-person meeting with no date known when that could be. Under WVHS By-laws it is possible to hold an AGM with three members in good standing. The AGM normally includes the President’s report, the Treasurer’s report, approval of the minutes of the AGM of May 15, 2019, and the election of officers. Marilyn Rhodes submitted the financial report to the BC Registry of Societies and to the Registry of Charities for the CRA in June 2020 and the President’s Report has been sent to the Societies Registrar. You may find the President's Report by Rod Day, Financial Statements and the minutes of the AGM's in the Governance section of this website.   If you have any objections, questions or concerns about these procedures, please phone or email us. It is difficult to know what to expect over the coming months, but we hope for the best.  We wish our members good health and well being during this time.

The Story of Navvy Jack House

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Learn how a group of citizens came together to conserve West Vancouver's oldest building - Navvy Jack House - built before there was a West Vancouver. In partnership with the North Shore ElderCollege Society.

Heritage Conservation on the North Shore

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Hosted by WVHS and North Shore Eldercollege, tune into a conversation on heritage conservation. What are the benefits of owning a heritage home on the North Shore? How do the rules differ across the three municipalities? can the process be improved? Bottom line: will the value of my house increase or decrease?

WVHS Annual General Meeting

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome.  Learn about the accomplishments of the WVHS over the last year and hear from our guest speaker - Mayor Mary-Ann Booth.

Local Voices: 100 Years of Girl Guiding in West Vancouver (1921-2021)

Virtual Zoom Meeting

WVHS is producing a talk and presentation to celebrate the centenary of Guiding in West Vancouver. A talk by Daphne Hales will highlight the development and journey of guiding in West Vancouver. The lecture will be accompanied by displays of Guiding artefacts and memorabilia. More details will be available soon. This event is Virtual.

Artists of West Vancouver

Kay Meek Arts Centre 1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Kay Meek Centre in partnership with The West Vancouver Art Museum presents an in-person and live-streaming event celebrating artists in our community. West Vancouver in the 1960s was home to important Canadian artists such as Gordon Smith, B.C. Binning, and Alistair Bell, among many others. These artists sought to celebrate the community’s stunning natural landscape and the intersections occurring between art and design. Hilary Letwin, Museum Administrator/Curator at the West Vancouver Art Museum will be the Speaker.

A Most Honourable Contribution: Women Who Shaped West Vancouver

West Vancouver Art Museum 680 17th St, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

An exhibition celebrating women whose contributions in the arts, business, education and politics helped form the character and the development of West Vancouver will be showcased at the West Vancouver Art Museum. Originally scheduled from May 26-July 17, 2021 this exhibition will now be in 2022 - specific dates to be confirmed. This is a co- presentation with the West Vancouver Art Museum, West Vancouver Archives and the West Vancouver Community Arts Council.

WVHS Annual General Meeting 2022

St Christophers Anglican Church 1068 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 2022 AGM will be held in person on June 21, 2022! The AGM meeting for WVHS Members starts at 5 pm. At 5:30 pm, following the AGM, everyone is welcome to join in to celebrate the launch of our latest book: Inside West Vancouver by Rod Day. Many thanks to the Ambleside/Tiddly Cove Lions Club for providing the barbecue starting at 6 pm. Please join us for this summer celebration.

Local Voices – Inside West Vancouver

Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join Rod Day for a look into his memoir Inside West Vancouver, an insider’s view of the people, politics, and planning that have helped shape West Vancouver.

Local Voices Chris Amer

Join marine archeologist Chris Amer on a visual tour of West Vancouver’s foreshore waters and an exploration of the myriad ways we have devised to enjoy, explore, exploit and protect our local waters over time. Local Voices: Maritime Archeology & West Vancouver, Wednesday May 10 @ 6 pm / West Vancouver Memorial Library Seating is limited at Welsh Hall.   Please click here to reserve your seat(s).   This talk will be recorded and posted on the West Vancouver Historical Society’s YouTube channel.  Get in touch at wvhs@shaw.ca to be notified when the talk has been posted.   Local Voices celebrates our community, as it was and as it is, in the words of the people who live here. We have arrived at the fourth and final presentation in the current series, Local Voices: Local History. Should you wish to be notified when Local Voices returns, please let us know at wvhs@shaw.ca.