Grandview: Places Of Worship
Saturday April 23 & Friday August 19
This vibrant neighbourhood has always been dotted with places of worship. Some remain, have changed hands, or are in transition. This religious microcosm shows us what is transpiring with similar sites across the city which involve heritage properties, new usages, cultural groups and developers. Explore with Maurice Guibord at least five very different sites that are at various stages of their historical course.
Vancouver’s Art Deco
Saturday May 14 & Friday May 27
Vancouver has some amazing examples of the ebullient Art Deco movement. We’ll revel in the grand dames of this elaborate architectural style, both past and present. Join Maurice Guibord to get to know some examples you have walked by but probably never noticed. Wear your Bakelite baubles!
Hastings Park and the PNE Fairgrounds
Friday May 20 & Saturday June 25
Over the past century Hastings Park has undergone many transformations in order for it to become the entertainment and sporting destination that we see today. Maurice Guibord will visit several of the keystone buildings and sites that highlight its development, and that will evoke moments of sporting glory, of architectural and cultural transformation, of greening efforts, and of historical shame.
Mountain View Cemetery
Friday June 10 & Saturday August 13
This huge enclave is Vancouver's only cemetery, and is the last resting place of many of the city's notables and prominent members of various cultural groups. Maurice Guibord will visit the graves of a few of the men and women whose lives contributed to Vancouver’s history, and of groups whose presence remains remarkable even after death.
The False Creek Flats
Friday July 8 & Saturday September 10
The Flats have long evolved from when they were filled in by railroads over a century ago. The area continues to change dramatically as they move from muddy industrial lands to coveted development destinations. Maurice Guibord will explore everything from former waterfront properties, to developing educational campuses, to potential hospital grounds.