February 19 – 25 is Heritage Week in BC and across Canada.
The theme of ‘Heritage Stands the Test of Time’ honours the endurance of heritage sites and buildings and their cultural significance as well as their contribution to a sustainable future.
Wednesday, Feb 21: Places That Matter: Community Celebration & Proclamation Reading
Celebrate the local, cultural and lesser known history of our city with a free evening of storytelling, community and refreshments. Local comedian Morgan Brayton will serve as MC introducing several speakers connected to Places That Matter sites.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 W 7th Ave.
6:30pm – 9pm
Saturday, Feb 24: Gastown Revisited
Since its designation as a heritage district in 1971, Gastown has continued to evolve and adapt to a changing city. On this walking tour, historian John Atkin explores some of the more recent interventions. Join us to discover there’s more to the district than initially meets the eye.
10 am – 12 noon
Sunday, Feb 25: Sunday Morning at Punjabi Market
Enjoy a morning of cultural stories and local history starting at All India Sweets and Restaurant, one of our Places That Matter sites. Enjoy authentic chai and treats and hear about the people, businesses and stories that make this part of town so special. Then enjoy a walking tour of the area that highlights the past and looks towards the future of this vibrant area.
All India Sweets and Restaurant, 6560 Main St.
9:30 am – 12 pm
Tickets and Information about VHF Heritage Week events visit here.
Or call 604 264 9642