From the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:
All are welcome to join us for a fun, free event that celebrates the grand history of West Hastings Street with five new Vancouver Heritage Foundation Places That Matter plaques unveiled along the corridor.
At the heart of downtown Vancouver, West Hastings Street has long been at the centre of the city’s history. The magnificent visual legacy of iconic heritage buildings makes this one of the most memorable streets around. The five plaques highlight grand parades, vibrant tourism, booming trade and immigration, the architecture that remains from the city’s financial core, and the impressive homes of the city’s early elite that once stood close to the exclusive clubs they frequented.
Join us for music from Doe Bender’s Jazz Trio, free coffee, tea and snacks and a goody bag to the first 50 people with treats from Purdy’s Chocolates, the SFU Bookstore, Murchie’s Tea & Coffee, the Vancouver Lookout, Ingledew’s Shoes and more! The Vancouver Ice Cream Company will also be on site offering $2 popsicles and other inexpensive ice cream treats.
We’ll hear from Councillor Adriane Carr and from President and CEO of the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Charles Gauthier. There will also be a free one-hour walking tour to view the five plaques with civic historian John Atkin featuring the ‘Highlights of West Hastings’.
Friday, June 26
12 – 1 pm (12 pm plaque presentation, 12:30 walking tour)
The Perch @ Lot 19 (Hornby and West Hastings Streets.)