Evening Lectures: What a Mess: False Creek, the Industrial Waterway
It’s hard to imagine from today’s perspective that False Creek was once the centre of industrial activity for the city. From the beginning of non-native settlement, the waterway became the home to sawmills, shipyards and other heavy industry. This emerging industry destroyed the fishery and displaced the seasonal and permanent settlements along the shoreline that had sustained local First Nations for centuries. This talk with author and historian, John Atkin, will explore the history of industrial development and the Creek’s more recent transformation.
Tuesday, October 24
7:30 pm – 9 pm

1489 McRae Ave, University Women’s Club at Hycroft
Register Here, $15 (incl. tax)

Up Next: Kitsilano Indian Reserve: Contact to Today
The Squamish Indian Reserve Kitsilano No. 6 amounted to 80 acres at the mouth of False Creek, including the Coast Salish village site of Sen̓áḵw. In 2002, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a trial court decision that approximately 10.5 acres of the former Kitsilano reserve, which had since disappeared from maps, should again be Indian reserve. With the decision, the reserve reappeared in the heart of Vancouver. What happened to it between 1876 and 2002? And what about the other 70 acres? This talk by Douglas Harris, the Nathan T. Nemetz Chair in Legal History at UBC, explores the history of the Kitsilano Indian Reserve and the changing legal framework that surrounds what might come next on this important parcel of land.
Tuesday, November 7
7:30 – 9 pm
1489 McRae Ave, University Women’s Club at Hycroft
Register Here, $15 (incl. tax)

Walking Tours: False Creek South
Since the 2010 Olympics, development in False Creek South has never stopped. From West 2nd to West 6th Avenue, the terrain is now unrecognizable. Condos reign supreme, with the odd precious heritage building now preserved in a transformed community role. We’ll find these gems, take a step inside a few and also pay homage to some of our lost ones along the way.
Friday October 20
10 am – 12 pm
Register here, $15(incl. tax)

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