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January 2019

Local Voices – Creating a Garden

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8 Canada
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This is a new series of community conversations on topics of interest to West Vancouver residents that celebrates our community, as it was and as it is, in the words of the people who live here.

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February 2019

Tour of Point Atkinson Lighthouse

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver, 4884 Beacon Lane
West Vancouver, BC Canada

In honour of Heritage BC Week, the West Vancouver Historical Society invites you to join a guided tour of Point Atkinson Lightstation on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Tours are at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Registration is required. Please contact pointatkinsonpals@gmail.com.   Meet at the Lightstation gates by the stone wall at the foot of Beacon Trail, Lighthouse Park.  Elaine Graham will provide the guided tours.  

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March 2019

WVHS Speaker Series – Michael Kluckner speaks on The Extraordinary Life of Julia Henshaw

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Marine Room, West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre, 695 21st Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7 Canada
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The life and adventures of Julia Henshaw, an early resident of Caulfeild, is the subject of an illustrated lecture by Michael Kluckner at West Vancouver Historical Society’s next meeting.

Julia Henshaw and her husband established their home in the Caulfeild area in the early 1910s. Author and lecturer, botanist and explorer, socialite and war-time volunteer Julia was a fascinating individual.

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April 2019

Local Voices – Wild West Van

April 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8 Canada
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The wilderness at our doorstep will be the focus of Earth Month's Local Voices. Join Dave and Gerry Brewer, founders of North Shore Rescue, Lisa Brasso, Blue Dot advocate for a healthy environment and Dr. Jennifer McQueen, who makes science accessible to youth, in a conversation about experiencing, protecting and celebrating our natural environment.

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May 2019

WVHS Annual General Meeting, Speaker – Mayor Mary-Ann Booth

May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Marine Room, West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre, 695 21st Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7 Canada
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Join us for our Annual General Meeting. Our featured speaker will be Mary-Ann Booth, Mayor of West Vancouver.

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June 2019

Local Voices – On the Water

June 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8 Canada
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Bounded by Burrard Inlet, Howe Sound, and the Capilano River, West Vancouver is almost an island. Join us for Local Voices "On the Water"  to hear how three men sailed a dugout canoe from West Vancouver to Hawai’i, and other stories from our shores.

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September 2019

WVHS Annual Barbecue

September 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, 650-20th St.
West Vancouver, BC V7V3Y4 Canada
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Our annual barbecue is a great way to meet our members, introduce new people and learn more about how WVHS celebrates our community’s history. Join us for burgers, hotdogs and great conversation. The event is courtesy of WVHS, although donations are appreciated.

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October 2019

Local Voices – Learning Curves

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8 Canada
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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.

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November 2019

WVHS Speaker Series – Steve Nicholls

November 20, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Marine Room, West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre, 695 21st Street
West Vancouver, BC V7V 4A7 Canada
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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.

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February 2020

Local Voices – Shooting the North Shore, a presentation by Mike Wakefield and Ralph Bower

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Welsh Hall, West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J8 Canada
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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.

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