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DIALOG Architects Tell the Story of the Design and Influence of Granville Island
Posted on: May 15, 2014
The mandate we were given was to create a people place. We made it clear to our client that this might or might not work. Its not something where you just turn a switch and you suddenly have a people place. — Norm Hotson Check out this video from the DIALOG architects about how it all began, the challenges they faced, and Granville Islands influence all over the city. What’s in store for Granville Islands future? Tell us what you would like to see in …
We recognize Alan Clapp, One of Granville Island’s Early Visionaries – Feb 10, 1930, April 9, 2013
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Posted on: October 24, 2013
Contributed by Cloe Aigner, ZenHouse Media Alan Clapp touring Pierre Trudeau around the hangars at Jericho Beach before Habitat Forum 76 opened. Alan Clapp was a legendary Vancouver broadcaster, filmmaker, ideas guy, social and urban activist, innovative thinker and visionary. His legacies all over Vancouver are still with us, from the lights on the Lions Gate Bridge to the trees on South Granville Street. Alan was the drive behind the 1976 Habitat Forum Conference which brought international recognition to Vancouver and countless other projects that have …
Water Works
Posted on: October 17, 2013
About a year ago I was asked by David Bradford, board president of the SS Master Society, to think about what I, as Granville Island-based visual artist, could do to get the general public’s attention to the historic steam Tugboat, SS Master, that during summers have her berth at the Granville Island Public Market docks. We brainstormed and came up with the plan to invite artist friends and students from the Emily Carr community, where I teach as a Continuing Studies Instructor, to come …
Coast Mental Health Annual Art Show Sale
Posted on: September 10, 2013
The creation and appreciation of art are healing tools for everyone, says Jeanne Krabbendam, coordinator of Coasts Art Room program and Art Show itself. Whether ill or not ill, art brings joy and depth to life and allows for the connection to one’s inner self and others. A growing self-esteem is often part of the process of these investigations. On Sept. 26th — Sept. 28th, the non-profit Coast Mental Health will host it’s Annual Art Show and Sale. During this exhibit, over 100 artists affiliated …
Pink Wines for Pink Ribbons Rosé Revival
Posted on: April 12, 2013
Liberty Merchant Company & Bridges Restaurant proudly present the 5th Annual Rosé Revival Tasting. All proceeds benefit the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (BC Yukon). To date we have raised $11,971 for the Foundation. Sensational Rosé wines along with delectable hors doeuvres, exciting door prizes, and great company await you. Join us on Monday, May 6th, 2013 from 7:00 9:00 pm at Bridges Restaurant on Granville Island to celebrate pink wine and support pink ribbons. Tickets are $29.99 and available at all Liberty Wine Merchants …