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Saving Vancouver’s Heart – Happy Hour Event

May 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a presentation about what has been lost, saved and what can be done to sustain Vancouver’s communities.

As Vancouver changes, places treasured by Vancouverites are being transformed or lost. Public spaces, including landmark buildings such as the Ridge Theatre have disappeared. Others, such as distinct heritage homes in Vancouver are threatened.
How do you want your neighbourhood to look and feel for generations to come? How might residents, business owners and city planner’s work together at devising future plans? What can we do to ensure that Vancouverites balance real estate value with the city’s social and cultural life?
Talk with presenters who have worked on restoring and developing affordable housing, enhancing culturally rich public buildings, and who have advocated and worked with the City of Vancouver, community organizations, and residents on maintaining healthy and happy neighbourhoods. Plus, a portion of the glorious RIDGE theater sign* – which the Museum recently acquired – will be on display!

Date: Thursday, May 12

Time: Bar opens at 6:00pm; Presentation and Discussion  at 7:00pm.

Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members. Entrance to the Your Future Home exhibition is included with admission.

Registration: Coming Soon

*The RIDGE sign was donated by Cressey (Ridge) Development LLP, facilitated by Executive Vice President Hani Lammam, With support of Pattison Sign Group-Western Region, especially Luigi Martini, BC Installation & Service Manager.



Scot Hein Scot Hein is the University of British Columbia’s urban designer. Scot also teaches in UBC’s Masters of Urban Design Program and was the City of Vancouver’s Senior Urban Designer for over 10 years.

Robert Brown is President of Catalyst Community Developments Society. Robert has over 35 years of real estate experience including commercial leasing and sales, market housing development, innovative green building, and non-profit development projects. Since 2008, Robert has worked with a variety of not-for-profit organisations seeking to optimize their real estate assets to further their mission. This work spawned the creation of Catalyst, a non-profit real estate development firm that creates projects that provide community benefit, including affordable rental housing and community spaces.

Don Luxton, born and raised in Vancouver, has a passionate interest in local history and heritage. Involved in the field of heritage and cultural resource management since 1983, he is a consultant, advocate, educator and author. He has worked on projects throughout western Canada, including municipal planning projects, heritage registers, building restoration, and the development of museums and cultural facilities.


May 12, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Vancouver , BC Canada


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