Some upcoming events of interest:

HOW DID THAT GREEN SPACE GET THERE

Have you ever thought about who creates the everyday places such as parks, residential developments, public squares, commercial centres, gardens, transportation facilities, and institutional centres around you?  Each of these examples of design, planning, and land-use management is the work of landscape architects!

BC Society of Landscape Architects is proud to present Drawing on the Land: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Exhibition at the Pendulum Gallery (885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC) from November 15 to December 4, 2010. 

Featured projects include: YVR Canada Line Living Wall (Richmond), Woodwards Lighting Concept Plan (Vancouver), Stuart Park (Kelowna), Nicholas North (Whistler), Southeast False Creek Plaza, Marina Park (Sidney), and more from across BC and Canada. International projects: include Vimy Ridge (France), Boat Haven (USA), a travel journal (The Netherlands) and Chong Qing Railway Access Park (China) to name just a few.

Gallery visitors will be welcome to view a behind the scenes look at the thought process that goes in to designing and humanizing open spaces. The Gallery is open to the public from Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free.

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HISTORY WALKS WITH JAMES JOHNSTONE – The Old East End  

On Wednesday, November 24th at 7pm, James Johnstone will be doing an encore presentation of a 240+ slide presentation on the fascinating history and multicultural heritage of  Vancouver’s first neighbourhood, the Old East End.

So here’s your chance to learn about the fascinating history of Vancouver’s first neighbourhood, the East End, and to support a very important program that provides over 100,000 meals to children and elders in need in Strathcona.

The presentation will take place in the Seniors’ Lounge on the first floor of the Strathcona Community Centre at 601 Keefer (near Princess Avenue) on Wednesday, November 24th at 7pm.
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LANEWAY HOUSE TOUR  

Get inside six recently completed laneway houses in Vancouver! 

Lane houses have arrived.  We see them popping up all over the city, and six of them are opening to the public December 11. Get some ideas for building a lane house, or just come to see what the buzz is all about. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010 1 pm – 5 pm
$50 + hst   ($25 tax receipts issued upon request)

Sponsored by the Vancouver Heritage Foundation. Register here.

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