Date Event
Adults Family
January 18, 2018 / 7:00 PM
When Labour Walks the Line: The Workers' Side of the Story

Photo: Post Media.

Join us as we delve into discussion with our guest panelists surrounding significant job action events across Vancouver’s labour history including: the 2001 Transit Strike, the 2004 HEU Strike, the 2007 Municipal Workers’ Strike (aka Sam’s Strike), and the 2014 BCTF Teacher’s Strike.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Irene Lanzinger, President of BC Federation of Labour, whom will engage with panelists around stories, tactics, and historic narratives aimed at the negative framing of specific workers’ resistance movements in Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Admission: Early bird (until January 17): $10; *After January 17: $15; CUPE Members: $5. Free to MOV Members and individuals who self identify as First Nations.


*Online ticket sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets will be on sale at the front desk at the time of the event.


The price of your ticket can be immediately applied towards your new MOV membership. At $49 an individual adult membership provides FREE access to many MOV public programs all year round!


City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Opening September 28, 2017.



Sponsored by BC Federation Of Labour

January 28, 2018 / 12:00 PM
Coast Salish Wool Weaving Workshop with Janice George

Photo: Bill Reid Gallery

Join instructors Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph of the L’hen Awtxw Weaving House for a rare opportunity to learn Salish wool weaving technique. 

Participants will work with Individual looms, creating a single wall hanging they can take home. Salish weaving twine and twill techniques will be taught. This workshop will also Include historical content about the cultural significance and artform of Coast Salish weaving practices. Sign up early, spaces are limited. 
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Admission: $80.00
Chepximiya Siyam Chief Janice George and her husband, Skwetsimeltxw Willard (Buddy) Joseph have reclaimed the Salish weaving tradition and taught others throughout the Salish speaking territory and beyond. For them, it is a sacred responsibility as well as a passion. They learned to weave from Susan Pavel and Subiyay-t Bruce Miller of Skokomish in October 2003, and they are grateful to have these two as well as other spiritual, cultural, and scholarly mentors.  Their work began in Squamish Territory, weaving the technical, spiritual, and generational teachings together. Janice and Buddy integrate the Squamish teachings from their late Grandmother Kwitelut-t Lena Jacobs – an elder and knowledge keeper who was directly connected to pre contact times, as well as those of other Squamish ancestors. Chief Janice George and Buddy Joseph along with Leslie Tepper, co-authored the 2017 book, Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth. Janice is a hereditary chief, trained museum curator and educator. Janice also co-organized the 1st Canada Northwest Coast Weavers Gathering, with other Squamish Nation Weavers.