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March 20, 2017 at 11:33 AM

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Spring events happening right now: Politics and heritage

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The happiest of springs to you all from the VPSN! Some really exciting events are coming up, starting tonight!

Thinking politics

Monday, March 20 (tonight!): Tankers, Climate and Economy

Hosted by: MLAs George Heyman, David Eby and Melanie Mark

When: 7:00–8:30pm

Where: 154 E 10th Ave, Vancouver (at Main St)

RSVP here

Tuesday, March 21: Anti-Corruption Forum

Topic: What Can Quebec’s Anti-Corruption Inquiry Teach BC?

With: Sonia Lebel, lead commission lawyer for Charbonneau Inquiry

When: 9:30 am

Where: Lew Forum, Allard School of Law, 1822 East Mall, UBC

Follow live at Facebook page of David Eby, MLA

Heritage happenings

Tuesday, March 21: Tales from the West End

About: An evening to explore and experience the community through stories about its common past, held at one of Vancouver’s intriguing historic buildings, formerly known as “Maxine’s” and now home to a JJ Bean coffee shop

With: Journalist Kevin Dale McKeown, former editor of The West Ender and editor and publisher of community website The West End Journal. His story will be “The Naming of Davie Street: Exploding An Urban Myth.” Author Aaron Chapman will tell a story from his latest book, The Last Gang in Town.

When: 5:30–7:00 pm, storytelling 5:45–6:45

Where: JJ Bean Coffee, 1209 Bidwell Street (at Davie)

Admission: Free with complimentary coffee and tea, thanks to JJ Bean

Thursday, March 23: The Future of Heritage in Vancouver – What the New Thematic Framework Means for Our City

Panelists: Helen Cain, heritage planner, City of Richmond; Don Luxton, principal consultant, City of Vancouver Heritage Action Plan; Joanne Proft, manager, community planning and transportation, UBC; Britney Quail, planning analyst, City of New Westminster; Tanis Knowles Yarnell, planner, Heritage Action Plan implementation, City of Vancouver

When: 7:00–9:00 pm

Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s), 149 West Hastings Street

Admission: Free, donations appreciated

Info and registration here

May 4–6: Heritage BC Annual Conference

Topic: How heritage will fit into the future

Where: Victoria

Info and registration: Heritage BC

Plus two free webinars from National Trust Regeneration Works

March 21: 10 Critical Success Factors for Regenerating Places of Faith

March 28: How to Find New Donors and Turn Them into Loyal Heritage Supporters

Info and registration here


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