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Dreamers and Designers


Dreamers and Designers

The Shaping of West Vancouver

Francis Mansbridge with photographs by John Moir. Harbour Publishing. 2018.

Dreamers and Designers  traces the history of West Vancouver and examines how its approach to land use has shaped the region. The text is enlivened by accounts of the major personalities involved and sidebars featuring the voices of West Vancouverites. Archival and contemporary photographs paint a vivid picture of how West Vancouver’s unique setting has defined the dynamic coastal community and the lives of those who reside there.

Dreamers and Designers is the first book in the West Vancouver Historical Society’s series to have a publishing partner, Harbour Publishing. Generous support from the Leyland family of West Vancouver and from British Pacific Properties made the production of this book possible.

The West Vancouver Memorial Library and WVHS co-hosted the launch of the book on October 26, 2018.

To Purchase: Designers and Dreamers is available at most BC bookstores, and Amazon and Indigo websites. In addition, buy books at our  West Vancouver locales including:

  • West Vancouver Memorial Library

  • West Vancouver Art Museum

  • Ferry Building Gallery

  • Ambleside Animal Hospital

  • Home Hardware Ambleside

  • Pharmasave in Caulfeild Village

  • Red Horses in Dundarave

  • Spirit Gallery in Horseshoe Bay

  • West Bay Wellness

  • Silk Purse Arts Centre

Contact us for more information.

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