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In partnership with the West Vancouver Memorial Library, WVHS is breaking ground with Local Voices, a new series of community conversations that explores our community, as it was and as it is, in the words of the people who live here. Join us Oct 2, 2019 for "Learning Curves" an exploration of ways we learn. Join Chepximiya Siyam/ Chief Janice George, a Salish weaver; Geoff Jopson, Superintendent of Schools; and Maya Seethram, graduate of the Environmental Science Academy.Find out more »
Steve Nicholls, former Director of Planning in West Vancouver and involved in West Vancouver's planning for 29 years, will speak about Community Heritage - and the history and innovations in planning in West Vancouver and why it is different from other communities. Steve is widely admired for his wide-ranging knowledge and his sense of humour and his notable contributions to West Vancouver's planning.Find out more »
North Shore based photographers Mike Wakefield and Ralph Bower will share the stories behind some of their fascinating images. Both men have had only one job during their professional careers, Ralph with the Vancouver Sun, and Mike with the North Shore News. Learn more about their careers, their most iconic photographs and the stories that go with them.Find out more »
The WVHS Speaker Series hosts a notable person to talk about West Vancouver's history or other topics of historical interest. Daphne Hales will speak about the history of the Girl Guides and Brownies in West Vancouver. THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. We felt it was prudent to postpone this event in consideration of the concern surrounding COVID-19 virus and large gatherings. We regret having to make this decision and will advise once a new date for this event has been confirmed. We wish everyone good health.Find out more »
THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN THE FUTURE.
In recognition of Earth Month, Local Voices will be talking with people helping to make sustainable practices a way of life in our corner of the globe.
The folks from the North Shore Rain Garden Project who built West Vancouver's first rain garden in honour of Mary Bayes, with the support of the community and a team of volunteers, will be at Local Voices to talk about the concept, design and the story of the Mary Bayes Community Rain Garden. Jackie Swanson from the Hollyburn Ridge Association will talk about the Hollyburn Mountain cabin community and a third speaker will be announced soon.Find out more »
Join us for the WVHS Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker. Details to be announced closer to the date.Find out more »
As we spend more time at home, the character of our neighbourhoods is more important than ever. Join Local Voices as we explore the role of heritage in defining the character of our neighbourhoods and communities. Hear from presenters Jackie Swanson on revitalizing the cabins community on Hollyburn Ridge, Tom Dodd on preserving neighbourhood character in West Vancouver, John Mawson on Cianci House in the Dogwood Hill area, and Tony Dean & Yvonne Perrault on the relocation of Copper Cottage.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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?Find out more »