Robert Fung’s Gastown

Tour and Reception Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm Meet in Maple Tree Square by Gassy Jack’s Statue Heritage Vancouver invites you to join Robert Fung, the President of the Salient Group, for a personal guided tour of his Water Street and Maple Tree Square projects – the Alhambra, the Garage, the Cordage, the Grand, and the Terminus. This is a unique opportunity to see the interior of some of these buildings and experience how Robert’s work is transforming Maple Tree Square and Water Street, Vancouver’s historic birthplace. Robert Fung has a passion for redeveloping and reinterpreting heritage buildings for modern, urban life and for reviving old neighbourhoods as vibrant and integrated communities. Following the tour there will be an opportunity to talk with Robert about his vision and how these projects contribute to the revitalization of Gastown, to the City, to the local economy, to the tourism industry, and to the future of Old Vancouver. This event is of particular interest to architects, developers, planners, decision makers and people who are passionate about the future of Gastown. Project architect Mark Ostry, of Acton Ostry Architects, will provide a detailed look at how his architectural ideas Read more

Japantown Multicultural Neighbourhood Celebration

Saturday March 28, 2009 10am to 9pm All events are free admission Oppenheimer Park and various other locations in the Japantown and Powell Street neighbourhoods Celebration of Japantown’s multicultural neighbourhood with history walking tours, displays and story sharing, daytime activities, a procession, ceremonies, performances, and open artist studios. Read the event programme as a PDF Produced by Powell Street Festival Society, Tonari Gumi, Vancouver Japanese Language School & Japanese Hall and Vancouver Moving Theatre, in association with a host of community partners or call 604-628-5672

Sustainability 2.0: The Evolution of Green

Dear Friends, Neighbours & Colleagues, The Strathcona Business Improvement Association is proud to present Sustainability 2.0 – the Evolution of Green, building on the success of the first Sustainability 1.0: the Upside of Greening your Business. Learn how collaboration can create new opportunities and build community to help you go green. The event will feature  keynote speaker Majora Carter, founder of Sustainable South Bronx, and a panel of local businesses that represent different stages of green. Learn from businesses that are taking their first green steps and others who have been incorporating green strategies for years. Discover how to collaborate with other businesses on sustainability initiatives and get access to resources on programs for waste/recycling management, transportation, material exchange network, and energy conservation. Read more

Centre A 10th Anniversary Gala

Centre A – Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – provides a platform for contemporary Asian art to engage, educate, and stimulate a reflective experience and provoke critical thought.

Another City Exhibition at Centre A

Another City is a collaborative exhibition on the human condition in response to global cultural change and physical transfiguration of the urban environment. Curator Makiko Hara brings work of artists Masashi Ogura, Yoshihiro Suda and Paul de Guzman. Exhibition March 14 to April 25, 2009 Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm 2 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1G6 604-683-8326,, Visits to the satellite venues are only available by taking the Walking Tours on Saturdays, March 14, April 11, and April 25 – 4 pm to 5 pm. Meet at Centre A. Centre A – Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art – provides a platform for contemporary Asian art to engage, educate, and stimulate a reflective experience and provoke critical thought. Read more

The Future of Old Vancouver

Vancouver Arts and Cultures Forum Creative Conversation The Future of Old Vancouver Old Vancouver is Gastown, Chinatown, Strathcona, Hastings,Victory Square, and Japantown. Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Ray Spaxman, Aprodicio Laquian, and Jan Sircus to an evening of imagining a future for Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods. Ray will tell us about current urban planning that could alter Old Vancouver’s future. Prod will talk about Asian cities that have created vibrant neighbourhoods from run-down historic areas. Jan will talk about how successful place making begins with the story. This is an opportunity to contribute ideas to shaping Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and creating a future for our heritage. Read more