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MOV Walking Tour | This City is Ours

March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This City is Ours invites participants to partake in a historical walking tour of downtown Vancouver; exploring public space and the contention that can surround it.

This tour, led by Adrienne Young, Jason Romisher, and Samantha Thompson, is part of Vancouver Historical Tours, a project that explores urban imaginaries in movement, developed with the support of SFU’s Department of History. It takes place on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations, on unceded Coast Salish lands.

Vancouver, as a relatively young city, is often perceived as having very little history. In fact, in its short time a rich historical fabric has formed: comprised of different cultures and communities, conflict and an ever-changing urban landscape. Integral in understanding our current city is having the historical context that can help us interpret the importance of urban sites, even if they look completely different than they did as recently as five years ago. In an age of creative destruction, there is no such thing as physical permanence in an urban built environment. For this reason, Samantha Thompson, Adrienne Young, and Jason Romisher have created a walking tour that provides historical context, particularly offering narratives that are often disregarded by popular discourse. The tour will highlight stories and positions that prevent the erasure of marginalized histories, and provide the opportunity for different voices to be heard. These historical stories are meant to demonstrate that it is possible to create a sense of belonging in the city.

Sites included: Waterfront Station; Steam Clock; Maple Tree Square; CRAB Park; Oppenheimer Park; Carnegie Community Centre; Pigeon Park; Woodward’s; Victory Square; The Lamplighter Pub – we will finish here and participants are invited to join us inside to continue the dialogue after the conclusion of the tour.

Date: Saturday, March 19. 2-4pm

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March 19, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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