Inside West Vancouver

Inside West Vancouver

People, Politics and Planning since 1912

by: Rod Day

AVAILABLE NOW!  Purchase your copy – see below.

Inside West Vancouver is an insider’s view of the people, politics and planning that have helped shape West Vancouver.

To create this memoir of life in public service, author Rod Day drew on his years on council and on his career in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. He conducted extensive research in the West Vancouver Archives and consulted personal records maintained over the years.

Rod served on Council for 16 years, and on advisory bodies and working groups (mainly Parks, Planning and Design, Library and Heritage), for another15 years, a total of 31 years.

He was involved in almost every aspect of municipal life, particularly in the acquisition and protection of the waterfront from Ambleside to Dundarave, and in planning sustainable development in the Upper Lands.

Rod has served for many years on the board of WVHS, and as President of the Society from 2016 – 2021.

To read Rod’s bio, please click here.

Inside West Vancouver is the fourth in a series of books published by WVHS on the history of our community.

Inside West Vancouver is available directly from WVHS. $25 + postage $5, use the form below to order.

All proceeds from sales of Inside West Vancouver will support the WVHS Heritage Conservation Fund.

The book launch of Inside West Vancouver was on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.  Click here for details.

Where to Buy the Book

Inside West Vancouver can be purchased through WVHS website or at the following stores in West Vancouver:  Red Horses in Dundarave, Simpson Home Hardware and The Silk Purse in Ambleside and the Spirit Gallery in Horseshoe Bay.

If you are using this form to purchase the book, ‘Inside West Vancouver,’ the $30 includes shipping and handling. Be sure to put your name and address in the comments section.

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