I spent much of yesterday celebrating our neighbourhood as part of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Grandview Heritage Tour.
The Grandview Heritage Group (GHG) was an Event Partner, and we set up shop on the porch of the historic Wilga house, now the rectory of St. Francis of Assisi Church at Napier & Semlin. Father Gino was extraordinarily generous in allowing us to use his space for a series of GHG displays featuring aspects of Grandview’s history.
The Tour was a resounding success, helped no doubt by the perfect weather yesterday. We had about 350 people come through the Church, most of whom stopped to chat about the exhibits and to share their own memories of Grandview of an earlier time. There were some wonderful conversations and exchanges that were as valuable, I hope, for the visitors as they were for us.
It was a very worthwhile way to spend an afternoon. Thanks again to Father Gino, to the VHF and to their volunteers.