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Thursday, August 15, 2019

BACK TO THE ROOTS: A CHINESE CANADIAN GARDENING WORKSHOP

Join Charles Luong from Roots on the Roof, UBC’s sustainable food organization, for an informative planting workshop at MOV’s recently developed Backyard Garden. Participants will learn proper planting techniques and caring of unique Asian vegetables not typically found in Western grocery stores. Garden bed planting demonstrations of Sui Choi (Napa Cabbage), Bak Choi, Scallions and Gai Lan (Chinese Kale / Chinese Broccoli) will be discussed and planted.

 
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Monday, August 5, 2019

B.C. DAY AT MOV!

We’re celebrating B.C. Day this year by offering $5 admission all day long (10-5 pm)!

Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now. Limited spaces available.
Delve into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city in Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives!
Be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.

It has never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #BCDay2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV

 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

HAPPY HOUR CHOIR SERIES FEATURING SOLIDARITY NOTES AND BURSTIN' WITH BROADWAY

Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic Joyce Walley Room. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset!

Pay What You Can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).

First come, first served seating arrangement.

Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.

 
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

SEÁW WALKING TOUR

Kitsilano, Vanier Park, Sen̓áḵw — a place in the City of Vancouver with some stories not often told or known.

In 1913, the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia coerced and removed the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) families living in the community of Sen̓áḵw (near present day Kitsilano Point/Vanier Park) to make way for the growth of the City of Vancouver. Vancouver continues to occupy the unsurrendered land, but in 2001 the Squamish Nation won a historic court settlement for a return of 23% of the original property they were allocated by the Federal government in 1901.

The lives and stories of the families and what happened following their forced eviction is not well known or told.

On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

In partnership with Indian Summer Festival.

 
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Sunday, July 7, 2019

MEDICINE CARD WORKSHOP

Join Squamish First Nation artist Melanie Rivers, Tiyaltelwet, in an expressive, culturally enriching art workshop for those with a mindful, creative outlook and an interest in learning.

Medicine Cards are personal expressive artifacts that help people heal and build self-esteem through a creative process. This workshop is for those who want to enjoy a creative activity while engaging in conversation about finding more balance in their lives. Melanie Rivers will lead you through steps to create your own personalized set of Medicine Cards. She will additionally share wellness teachings from her Squamish culture.

Admission: $60 General Admission, *$50 MOV Members.

 
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Saturday July 6, 2019

DRAGON JARS AND LOTUS BOWLS TALK AND TOUR

Asian ceramic specialist Michael Chen will walk through the exhibit, highlighting a variety of ceramic types and design motifs, including the magnificent Dragon jars. Michael will identify special ceramics from the collection from popular blue and white examples to delightful small animal figures. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

CEDAR BARK BRACELET WORKSHOP AT KHATSAHLANO STREET PARTY

Join us at this year’s Khatsahlano Street Party and learn how to make traditional cedar bark bracelets!

Hosted by Squamish artist and designer Marissa Nahanee, this is an excellent opportunity to learn traditional cedar bark weaving skills.

Participants will enjoy an introduction to the historical and cultural significance of Salish Cedar weaving techniques and will subsequently create a traditional cedar bark bracelet under the direction of the instructor.

Limited to 10 spaces per workshop.

Times:
Workshop 1 – 12:30pm
Workshop 2 – 2:30pm
Workshop 3 – 4:00pm

 
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Monday, July 1, 2019

CANADA DAY AT MOV!

We’re celebrating Canada Day this year by offering $2 admission all day long (10-5 pm)!

Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour of Haida Now happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now. Limited spaces available.
Delve into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city in Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives!
Be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.

Its never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #CanadaDay2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV

 
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Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2019

WEAVING CULTURAL IDENTITIES

Vancouver Biennale, in partnership with Museum of Vancouver, present Weaving Cultural Identities a multipurposed project that brings Indigenous and Islamic communities together in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories.

As an extension of the first phase of Weaving Cultural Identities, Threads Through Time six renowned Musqueam and Squamish weavers were invited to engage in conversations on ways in which land has been colonized, shared and demarcated. Through these reflections, the weavers have created five individual, unique 8 x 4 feet panels which serve to channel their experience of the land and the voices of their ancestors. Inspired by this dialogue and in honoring these experiences, a team of weavers from the Musqueam, Squamish­­­ and Tsleil-Waututh Nations working with jacquard weavers and a designer collaborated to create a large border which will hold these panels together. Ultimately a 31 x 15-foot rug will be created as a symbol and product of this intercommunity exchange.

In the days leading up to the June 27th Biennale public opening in Vanier Park, the varied yet unified parts of this rug will come together in a stitching ceremony at Museum of Vancouver between 24th and 27th June 2019. The weavers and other textile artists will engage in free-form dialogue whilst joining together these individual stories, in celebration of our differences as well as commonalities.

 
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Thursday, June 27, 2019

HAPPY HOUR CHOIR SERIES YVR POP CHOIR AND HIGHS AND LOWS

Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our scenic Joyce Walley Room. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement by sunset!

Pay What You Can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).

First come, first served seating arrangement.

Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.

 
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Friday, June 21, 2019

PERSPECTIVES ON THE SOLSTICE

Summer Solstice is a significant day for many cultures worldwide, and for the planet itself!  Come celebrate and learn about solstice with a 19+ summer kick-off party at the Museum of Vancouver and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

In honour of the longest day of the year, these two organizations will open the doors of their unique building for an engaging partnership event filled with activities, lectures, traditional storytelling, Star Theatre shows, exhibitions, drinks, games, music, food and so much more.

Grab a drink, wander through MOV feature exhibitions, drift into the Space Centre where you will learn more about why our planet has seasons, how seasons affect other planets in the solar system, and how we will search for life on other worlds in the galaxy.

TICKETS: $25 early bird tickets until June 14th, regular $30. Tickets available at the door!
Choose between either the 7:00pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm planetarium show when purchasing your tickets.

 
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Saturday, June 15, 2019

WILD THINGS INTERACTIVE STATION: BALD EAGLES AND THEIR LOCAL HABITAT

Learn about local bald eagles while viewing them in their natural habitat. Representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation will present examples of the Foundation’s work in support of local bald eagles.

This station will include a full screen display from Hancock Foundation's eagle cams located in various wildlife positions in Delta and Surrey, providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles.

Free with admission to the museum.

 
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Sunday June 9, 2019

CERAMIC DECORATING WITH JULIE GRUNDVIG

Julie Grundvig, education specialist, will provide an opportunity to explore Asian ceramic treasures and decorate your own ceramic ware with traditional or personal designs. Your ceramic creation is yours to take home.

Free Program, all materials provided. The program is for anyone of any age; families welcome.

 
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Saturday June 1, 2019


DRAGON JARS AND LOTUS BOWLS TALK AND TOUR

Asian ceramic specialist Michael Chen will walk through the exhibit, highlighting a variety of ceramic types and design motifs, including the magnificent Dragon jars. Michael will identify special ceramics from the collection from popular blue and white examples to delightful small animal figures. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

 
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

HAPPY HOUR CHOIR SERIES FEATURING THE PALS CHORUS AND SOUND ECLECTIC

Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our auditorium. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement!

Admission is pay what you can at the door ($10+ suggested donation).

First come, first served seating arrangement. Cash bar on site.

Come early, enjoy more! The concert starts at 6:00pm but Pay What You Can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm.

 
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Saturday, May 18, 2019

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY AT MOV!

International Museum Day is Saturday May 18th and we’re celebrating by offering $2 admission all day (10-9 pm)! Experience a visual feast of innovation and tradition on a 30-minute highlight tour happening at 11:30 and 1:30 in Haida Now. Limited spaces available.

Join representatives from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation at MOV’s next Wild Things Interactive Station: Bald Eagles and Their Local Habitat (11-3 pm)! The station will include a full screen display from Hancock Wildlife Foundation's eagle cams providing rare real-time views of nesting eagles. Also, be sure to check out our newest feature exhibition There is Truth Here: Creativity and Resilience in Children’s Art from Indian Residential and Day Schools, which focuses on rare surviving artworks created by children who attended various Indian Residential and Day Schools in Western Canada.

Its never been a better time to experience MOV!

Don’t forget to share your experience on social media and tag @museumofvan #IMD2019 #AtMOV #iheartMOV

 
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

DOXA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING: TOAD PEOPLE

What does it take to save a species? Join us for the Vancouver premiere of Isabelle Groc and Mike McKinlay’s Toad People (Canada, 2017, 76 mins). Produced by local grassroots environmental organization, Wilderness Committee.

Every summer, thousands of fingernail-sized Western toads cover a rural road in the community of Ryder Lake in Chilliwack, British Columbia. When the toadlets migrate from their breeding ground in the wetlands into the forest, few make it to the other side of the road. Western toads, like other amphibians in BC, are struggling because of habitat loss, climate change, and human interference. For local residents like Steve Clegg, who grew up catching tadpoles in nearby ponds, the rapid population decline is a cause for concern.

 
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Hour Choir Series Featuring West End Chamber Choir & Rhythm ‘n’ Roots

Explore feature exhibitions and enjoy live music performed in our auditorium. Two of Vancouver’s dynamic choirs share an evening of singing and engagement.

Admission is pay what you can.

Come early, enjoy more! – The concert starts at 7:00pm but pay what you can admission at MOV starts at 5:00pm!

 
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

THERE IS TRUTH HERE: CURATORIAL PANEL DISCUSSION

There is Truth Here curators Andrea Walsh and Lorilee Wastasecoot, will be in discussion with MOV's Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement, Sharon Fortney, and Vancouver Artist Roxanne Charles. Our panel will explore the challenges of curating difficult knowledge and the role of communities and (residential school) survivors in museums and exhibitions.

 
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

COAST SALISH BLANKET weaving WORKSHOP

Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph return to MOV with their popular blanket weaving workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to learn traditional Salish weaving skills from seasoned weavers.

 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

SURVIVING VANCOUVER: GATHERING IN OUR CITY

Join Lori Snyder, Woodrow Morrison, and T'uy't'tanat- Cease Wyss as they engage in an exploratory and educational discussion about Indigenous Food systems, abilities to subsist, survive and live with traditional food sources and healing properties of the natural world. The evening will be moderated by Jolene Andrew.

 
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Wild Things INTERACTIVE STATION: RAIN WATER AND SALMON IN THE CITY

City rainwater is typically flushed away quickly, out of sight and into our pipes. City of Vancouver and Salmon-Safe BC invite you to learn about useful, strategic green infrastructures that encourage nature’s return to the city. This interactive pop up station illustrates how we can manage rain in a way that provides salmon habitat, improves water quality, and celebrates water within our urban centres.

 
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Monday, February 18, 2019

FREE FAMILY DAY AT MOV!

Join us this Family Day and receive complimentary admission to Museum of Vancouver!

Take a walk on the wild side, visit the Wild Things exhibition and experience the wonder of a close encounter of the wild kind. Explore the Haida Now exhibition and discover the wily ways of Wasgo the Sea Wolf and many other captivating Haida stories, including the Bear Mother. Drop in for a gallery tour of Haida Now at 11:30 or 1:30 pm. Learn about Vancouver’s past from 1900 to 1970 by visiting MOV’s History Galleries. An experience the entire family will enjoy!

This event is supported by the Province of British Columbia.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

WINTER WANDER

A family fun event, tickets only $5 (ages 5 and under free), including admission to Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, City of Vancouver Archives and Vancouver Academy of Music. Experience our unique waterfront attractions showcasing art, history, crafts, science and performances from Bard on the Beach. Enjoy local food vendors and enter to win great prizes! 

Purchase your ticket on the day of the event from Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre or Vancouver Maritime Museum.

 
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

BUILT CITY SPEAKER SERIES: TRIPLE NET LEASES - CAN NEIGHBORHOODS SURVIVE THEM?

Our urban planning series continues with insightful discussion surrounding policy reform for small business in the wake of Vancouver’s Triple Net Leases. RAIC Thought Leader and Moderator Gloria Venczel will guide discussion following presentations from David Nishi- Beckingham, BC Director, AEC Property Tax, Jane and Karen Tennant, sisters/co-owners of Chocolate Mousse on Robson St., Michelle Barile, Executive Director of the West Broadway BIA and Marianne Amodio, Architect of the Hollywood Theatre Revitalization.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

The Watermill Project: Live in Concert

물레방아 프로젝트: 라이브 콘서트

Sara Kim's Watermill Project is a sophisticated and entertaining modernization of traditional South Korean song lyrics, songs that beautifully span a wide range of genres and traditional Korean culture including folk songs, children's lullaby’s and the country's national anthem! Artistically driven to reach back to her Korean roots to discover and develop new artistic forms, Kim's music is reflective of a mosaic that informs Vancouver's ever growing multicultural diversity and artistic practices.

 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wild Moments: An Evening of storytelling, performance and adventure

The Tyee and Museum of Vancouver host top authors, community leaders, and professional adventurers recounting weird and wondrous brushes they’ve had with the wild – one in her own backyard. This performative leap into the wild features authors John Vaillant and J.B. MacKinnon, River Expeditions guide Joel Hibbard, Culture Critic Dorothy Woodend and traditional Squamish storyteller Latash-Maurice Nahanee. Wild Moments will be emceed by Editor, Tyee Initiatives, David Beers.

 
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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Why I Design

Why I Design spotlights the process of invention. This year’s Why I Design pays particular attention to Social Impact through design strategies of upcycling and repurposed materials.  Participating designers will engage you with stories behind the development of everyday technologies and cool things you’ve never seen before. You can ask the designers—ranging from those emerging their careers to innovative leaders in international corporations—what motivates them, how they do what they do, and why Vancouver inspires them to keep doing it.

 
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

build your own bat box workshop

Discover the bewildering and bewitching world of bats! Join instructors from the South Coast Bat Conservation Society and a cauldron of bat box builders to create homes for our furry-winged friends. Stressed out mama bats need help finding a home to raise their pups. Become a Bat Superhero and provide shelter for a mama bat and her pups.

 
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Built City series: What Have You Done for Me Lately - A Missing Middle Housing Panel

Join the RAIC and MOV’s public dialogue on non-subsidized affordable housing for the “missing middle”, which includes millennials, families, seniors, first responders like paramedics and fire fighters, teachers, professionals and others. Through “participatory planning” beginning in Vancouver in the 1970s, local residents have become urban design/planning savvy, helping shape the city into one of the most livable, pedestrian oriented, compact, complete, mixed use cities in North America. Build your knowledge, participate and help shape the local housing affordability solutions!  

 
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Thursday September 27, 2018

Happy Hour Jazz Series Featuring Oliver Gannon and Bill Coon: Too Much Guitar!

Interplay and communication is what Oliver Gannon and Bill Coon’s Too Much Guitar! project is all about. The musical conversation is fluid and sparks fly.

The band’s critically acclaimed debut CD Two Much Guitar showcases the conversational quality and intimacy the duo achieves in a live setting.

 
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Coast Salish Blanket weaving Workshop

Participants will enjoy an introduction to the historical and cultural significance of Salish weaving techniques. Each participant will subsequently create a textile with loom techniques under the direction of the instructors and leave the workshop with their own textile. 

 
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Film Screening: c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city

c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city (2017, Canada, 75 min.) commemorates five years since the resolution of a dramatic and compelling moment in the history of of metro Vancouver. In late 2011, the Musqueam First Nation learned of a 108-unit condo development that was being planned at one of their ancestral village sites without prior consultation with the nation.

 
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Saturday, August 4th, 2018

MOV HAPPY HOUR PRESENTS: CORY WEEDS QUARTET

Join us for an entertaining evening at MOV! Live jazz by Cory Weeds Quartet, Food trucks on site and a cash bar.

 
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sita Sings The Blues

Nina Paley’s film is a fantastic animated riff on the ancient Hindu epic The Ramayana. Sita Sings The Blues is an eye-popping adventure, mixed in with wittily rueful personal reflection, a very accessible example of regarding the classical tradition with a modern eye. The kaleidoscopic visual effects are a joy to behold.

 
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Saturday, June 30 - Saturday, October 27, 2018. Multiple Dates.

Wild Things - Interactive Stations

MOV and Nature Vnacouver have scheduled a series of interactive stations for you and your family to enjoy during your visit to our newest exhibition, Wild Things: The Power of Nature in our Lives.

Informed nature enthusiasts and educators will offer in-depth information about the natural world.Join us on these select weekend dates for intimate and interactive engagement with some of Vancouver’s most fascinating Naturalists.

 
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Friday, June 22, 2018

The Shoe Project: Walk in Their Shoes

The Shoe Project Vancouver presents Walk in Their Shoes, an evening of performance with ten amazing women who tell their stories of arrival and adaptation to Canada—through a pair of shoes.

 
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Friday, May 11, 2018

White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

In partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival, the Museum of Vancouver presents White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance.

How do you resist cultural assimilation and maintain a sense of history and tradition in the face of recurring aggression? White Ravens is a critically important lesson about how people can stand together and fight back with power and dignity.

 
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Repatriation Monologues: Panel Discussion

Join us for our upcoming panel discussion exploring the changing perspectives in museum curatorial practices with respect to repatriation and reconciliation. Moderated by Kate Hennessy (SFU), panelists Lucy Bell (RBCM), Sharon Fortney (MOV), Kwiaahwah Jones (Guest Haida Curator for Haida Now), and Bruce Granville Miller (UBC) will share stories and engage in conversation around the importance of repatriating ancestral belongings and intellectual property to Indigenous communities.

 
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Friday April 13, 2018

Haida Now Guided Tour with Guest Curator Kwiaahwah Jones

Experience a new, powerful way to engage with the worldview and sensibility of the Haida people on this intimate, conversational tour of Haida Now with guest curator Kwiaahwah Jones. Learn about many of the works that highlight the interconnection between Haida art, language, land, spirituality, resilience, and life in the city.

 
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Built City Series: NUTS 'N BOLTS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING: FINANCE, FORM & TENURE

Featuring guest speaker Bowinn Ma, MLA, Parliamentary Secretary for Translink, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Museum of Vancouver in partnership with RAIC-Architecture Canada is hosting a Mini-Charrette as part of the Built City series, exploring cost trade-offs of affordable housing and the tools used to create social connectedness through urban design.