Explore innovative urban design and transportation projects along the seawall from Olympic Village to Granville Island with tour guides David Rawsthorne, Lindsay Neufeld and Allan Moors.
Widely known for recreation, the Vancouver seawall is also a fun, convenient and normal way for many residents to travel through the city. Highlights of this walk include the Olympic village sustainable development as well as recent and planned improvements to accommodate the large number of residents who regularly use the seawall. The tour will also include a stop at City Studio, an experimentation and innovation hub where City staff, students and community members design and launch projects on the ground.
The South False Creek Seawall contains some of the newest and oldest sections of Vancouver's Seaside Greenway, dating back to 1975. It has a unique character and carries high numbers of people walking and cycling, especially in the summer months.
Note: This is a one way tour. Participants can either walk or buy a ticket on the False Creek Ferry to get back to Olympic Village.
Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Tickets: Pay what you can.
Registration: Email Public Programs Coordinator, Alan Kollins: email@example.com
David Rawsthorne is a Senior Transportation Engineer who has been designing roads, from freeways to bike paths, for over 30 years. Since 2001, his work at the City of Vancouver has focused on improving the city’s quality of life by expanding its walking and cycling infrastructure. In recent years, he has planned and designed many parts of Vancouver's growing network of protected bike lanes. Recently, he has been planning upgrades to the Seawall in South False Creek.
Lindsay Neufeld holds an M.A. in Community and Regional Planning and coordinates engagement and promotion in the City of Vancouver’s Transportation Planning Branch. Since 2014, she has led public engagement processes for several active transportation infrastructure projects throughout the city and helped to spread the joy and other benefits of walking and cycling through the implementation of the Active Transportation Promotion and Enabling Plan.
Allan Moors is a Registered Landscape Architect with 20 plus years of experience in landscape and public realm design in Canada and abroad. Allan has worked as a Public Realm Designer with the City since 2008, with a focus on public realm improvements associated with the many walking and cycling infrastructure projects undertaken by the City in the recent years. Some examples of projects Allan has worked on include Olympic Village Public Realm Design, Carrall Street greenway, Dunsmuir and Hornby bike lanes, the Bute Street public realm improvements and most recently the proposed upgrades to the Seawall in South False Creek.
Out and About Walking Tour Organizing Partner:
West Coast Canadian Premiere of Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine's documentary film, The Infinite Happiness. (France/Denmark, 2015; 85 min.)
Followed by a discussion with special guest Bruce Haden, Architect and Urban Designer.
Followed by a discussion with special guest, Architect and Urban Designer, Bruce Haden. Bruce was principal in charge for DIALOG of Westbank Developments’ Vancouver House project, in collaboration with the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). His design work has been recognized globally, particularly for the Governor General’s and World Architecture Festival winning design of the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos. Recent work includes the new UBC Student Union Building. Until recently Bruce was a partner at DIALOG, a multi-disciplinary design practice with studios in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto.
Bruce has twice chaired the Vancouver Urban Design Panel and has taught at the UBC School of Architecture. He has completed freelance work for CBC Radio with respect to design issues and was the Vancouver correspondent for Canadian Architect Magazine for ten years. He is also a past President of the Board of Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Admission: $15 Adults, Students & Seniors. $10 for MOV Members. Prices include GST.
Open to youth under 18.
Tickets: Register Here
Presented in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
Join us for a presentation about what has been lost, saved and what can be done to sustain Vancouver’s communities.
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.
*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.
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.
Supporting Exhibition Partner:
Drinks and discussions with Expo architects about the impact of the city’s biggest event.
Museum of Vancouver Members and a guest are invited to join us for a fun filled evening of wine, refreshments and entertainment at our Annual General Meeting. Learn more about the Museum, celebrate our incredible year, and hear Expo '86 Chief Architect Bruno Freschi speak on the development of the Expo Vision and Master Plan using the original 35 mm slides. This event provides a great opportunity to explore our new display of Expo '86 objects.
What: MOV Annual General Meeting + Recollecting Expo '86 with Bruno Freschi
When: Wednesday May 25, 2016, 6:00-8:30pm
Where: Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park (1100 Chestnut Street)
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 18.
Recollecting Expo '86
Expo '86 was a game changer for Vancouver and remains one of the largest public event ever held in British Columbia. Attracting over 22 million visitors, Expo '86 gave Vancouver international stature and transformed us into a bold city with boundless potential. With Recollecting Expo '86 - a small display in the MOV studio - the Museum of Vancouver marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication. It also spotlights the important role of collectors as memory keepers. This display presents a fraction of Pete Visscher's impressive collection of Expo 86 memorabilia.
As a member you can also submit nominations for Elected Directors.
Nominations for Elected Directors need to be made 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. Any nomination must be given to the Museum in writing, signed by two members, and accompanied by the written consent of the nominee. Please send care of VMS Secretary to 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, V6J 3J9 or email to email@example.com.