Mid-Century Modern House Tour: Limited Tickets Remain!

The Mid-Century Modern House Tour is filling up quickly! With a selection of beautiful mid-century homes on the tour including three apartments inside the Electra, Arthur Erickson’s personal home and garden as well as one of his award-winning early commissions, and three other uniquely designed homes it is no wonder space is disappearing. There are only a handful of tickets left for the bus option and self-guided tickets are likely to sell out shortly. If you are eager to attend we recommend getting your tickets soon.

Please note that there is currently a waitlist to attend the post-tour reception. We are working to be able to admit as many people as possible while ensuring the enjoyment of all guests.

Saturday, September 26
Tour 1 – 5 pm, Reception 5 – 7 pm
Bus $110, Self-guided $90
Includes a $50 charitable tax receipt
*Pricing does not include GST, which is applied to the non-donation cost only

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Evening Lectures: Vancouverism 1954 – 1991

Our first Evening Lecture of the fall takes a look at the emergence of Vancouver’s distinctive architecture and places starting mid-century that have made an impression on an international level. Michael Gordon, City of Vancouver Senior Downtown Planner, will tell the story, beginning in the West End in the 1950’s and then extending into downtown, Yaletown, the False Creek basin and other neighbourhoods. The illustrated presentation will include many photographs from the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Michael will also share stories about the key players in these periods including the architects, politicians, planners, citizen leaders and community groups.

Tuesday, September 29
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Register Here $15 (inc. tax)

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Mole Hill – Preservation for the Community

Architect Sean McEwen will share the story of how a City-wide coalition saved a neighbourhood of historic homes, known as Mole Hill, from the threat of demolition to become one of the West End’s most successful examples of heritage preservation. With an active lane filled with gardens and space to socialize, and a summer Farmers Market on Comox Street, this high-density affordable and social housing project with a few privately owned homes is a successful model for utilizing heritage buildings to create livable communities.

Wednesday, September 30
12 – 1:30 pm
Call to Register $15 (inc. tax)

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Fall Fundraiser: City Drinks – An Evening in Shaughnessy

Support VHF while enjoying an elegant evening of history, music and wine at the remarkable Disher House in Shaughnessy. Join us for a silent auction of local items, a short talk about this 1912 First Shaughnessy home and conversation with fellow heritage enthusiasts. Enjoy music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and sweet treats from the Secret Garden Tea Co. and be part of the conversation about heritage in our city. Proceeds from the night will support Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s programming and special projects.

If you would like to donate an item to our silent auction please contact our office.

Friday, October 2
7 – 10 pm
Tickets $100 (inc. $50 charitable tax receipt)

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Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of the Past: Retracing South Asian History in Kitsilano

In 1908, the first Sikh Gurdwara in North America opened in Kitsilano. Located at 1866 West 2nd Avenue, this religious, social and political gathering place was situated next to homes owned by the South Asian community and the sawmills where they worked. Join
Naveen Girn, Curator and Community Engagement Specialist and Paneet Singh, Filmmaker and Researcher, for a walking tour that will retrace the living legacy of this important space for the South Asian community. We’ll point out both lost and existing buildings that illustrate the intercultural past of Vancouver, the fight against racial discrimination, and the stories that still resonate today.

Sunday, September 20
11 am – 1 pm
Register Here $15 (inc. tax)

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