BC Culture Days September 28 – 29 2018
All events take place at the Community History Centre, 3203 Institute Road, North Vancouver.
Behind the Scenes at the Archives
Friday, September 28, 1 – 4pm
Discover what your archives has to offer! Meet the archivist, explore the state-of-the-art storage areas and become acquainted with your community’s stories. Bring a research question and see where it takes you.
Saturday, September 29, 10 – 11 am
Join us on a guided walk lead by NVMA curator Karen Dearlove around Lynn Valley’s historic Shaketown. Discover the history and stories from the early life of this community through archival photographs and artefacts. The walk starts at the Community History Centre, Institute Road. Call 604 990 3700 x8016 to pre-register.
Saturday, September 29, 1 – 2pm AND 3 – 4pm
Meet a mountaineering enthusiast from the early 20th century and view unique mountaineering artefacts from our BC Mountaineer Club and Alpine Club of Vancouver’s collections.
The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore
Saturday, September 29, 2 – 3pm
Author David Crerar will present on his recently published book The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore: a Peak Bagger’s Guide (co-authored with Harry Crerar and Bill Maurer).
The beautiful mountains of the North Shore define Vancouver, in the traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh/Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm/Musqueam, and Stó:lō First Nations. But few Vancouverites know of the natural beauty and adventure that lies within them, or even their names and history. David will provide a power point setting out some of the history and secrets of these peaks, including Indigenous names, cultural significance, and uses; logging and mining; watersheds and waterfalls; old growth trees; plane crashes; cached whisky; first ascents; name origins; plants; mushrooms; wildlife; and, above all, fun and adventure!
Friend’s of North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society’s Annual General Meeting
The general public are welcome to attend the presentation:
Gerry Brewer – North Shore Rescue: An Insider’s View
Thursday, September 20, 7:30pm
Gerry Brewer, a life-long North Vancouver resident and founding member of The North Shore Rescue Team, will share his behind-the-scenes perspective on the legendary local rescue team.
After 52 years of service, Gerry still acts as a support member of the Team. He will talk about the Team’s history and the role it plays within local emergency services. He will also share stories of Team members in ‘real life’, memorable rescues and a few ‘war stories’ from the field, as well as the Team’s innovations and its impact on search and rescue activities province –wide.