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January 26, 2017 / 7:30 PM
Vancouver Historical Society Speakers Series: Civic Politics over the Past Half Century

Project 200

Project 200 was a failed plan from 1968 that included a forest of highrises and residential towers, a hotel and a waterfront freeway in downtown Vancouver. Note that Waterfront Station is missing from the plan. Image courtesy of Tom Carter.


 

Vancouver politics from the city’s 1886 inception have shown pockets of brilliance; other times, not so. Nonetheless, by the time of its post-WWII emergence, the city was perceived by some to be a “dirty, grimy backwater”. Remarkably, the city has evolved with forward looking policies and is now deemed to be one of the most livable cities in the world. How did this happen? The half century from the late 1960s to the late 2010s, political groups brandishing such ideological initials at NPA, TEAM, COPE and Vision, have helped move this process along. Some were more transformative than others. To help steer us through the complexities of this will be Gordon Price, an NPA councilor for 15 years during that time.

Civic Politics over the Past Half Century

Speaker: Gordon Price, former City Councilor

Date & Time: Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free *does not include admission to Museum of Vancouver exhibitions/galleries

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February 04, 2017 / 10:00 AM
Winter Wander 2017

This February, bring your family down to Vanier Park for a day of music, science, history and art - plus, enjoy local food vendors, entertainment, and have the chance to win great prizes.

For only $5.00, get admission to the Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and City of Vancouver Archives. You can also watch performances from the Young Shakespeareans from Bard on the Beach, VAM students, Gamelan Bike Bike, and storytelling by VPL.

New this year: play ball hockey in the Vancouver Archives parking lot, learn to fold origami and explore a giant wild migration map of Canada at MOV.

Plus: Children 5 and under free!

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

February 09, 2017 / 6:00 PM
I Witness: The Shifting Focus of Photojournalism in the Digital Age - Happy Hour Event

George Diack / Vancouver Sun photo - January 9, 1972

A crowd of protesters confront Mayor Tom Campbell at the Georgia Viaduct opening. Photo by George Diack courtesy of the Vancouver Sun - sponsor of Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade that Changed the City.


 

Photojournalists Rebecca Blissett, Richard Lam, and John Lehmann discuss digital photography in the current landscape of the print media industry. This panel discussion will be moderated by journalist Jennifer Moreau of the Burnaby Now.

Serving as an extension of the Vancouver in the Seventies photo exhibition which spotlights some of the best images from the Vancouver Sun’s collection, this panel discussion will consider the historical significance of journalism’s shift from film to digital photography and the role it has played in altering the media’s approach to documenting news.

The panel will consider whether digital photography compromises or enhances the work of photojournalists. Issues surrounding authenticity and the currency of photojournalism in a snap-happy social media landscape will be discussed, as well as what media industry practices might look like in the future.

This impressive panel of photojournalists is sure to provide thought provoking discussion about the above issues, and their experiences in various newsrooms and in the field.

This is our first Happy Hour event of 2017. The bar opens at 6:00pm and drinks will be available throughout the evening.

Date: Thursday, February 9

Time: Doors and Bar open at 6:00pm /  Discussion at 7:00pm

Tickets: Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $11. *Free for MOV Members.

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Panelists:

Rebecca Blissett is interested in the stories of all kinds of people - whether it is spending time with the wives of Elvis impersonators or documenting Neil Diamond as he prepares for a concert. Her award-winning photography includes her work in the music industry for various magazines and touring productions where she is known for her concert and creative portraiture. She has also covered a wide range of subjects for editorial, corporate and commercial projects for the past 20 years. Some of her portraiture can be seen in the Museum of Vancouver’s current exhibition, All Together Now.

Richard Lam is a Vancouver-based freelance photographer specializing in editorial, sports and commercial photography. He is currently freelancing for Postmedia and Getty Images Getty Images, as well as being the official photographer for the Athletic Department of the University of British Columbia. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. He is also a works as an educator and press event manager at major sporting events.

John Lehmann is a highly regarded photographer who was named photojournalist of the year in 2012 and 2013 by the News Photographers Association of Canada, and in 2014 and 2015 by the Canadian Association of Journalist. His images have won a variety of prizes, including a National Newspaper Award for news feature photography in 2007. In 1998, he was named photographer of the year by the Canadian Press. Prior to working at The Globe and Mail, Lehmann worked in Canada for Reuters, the National Post, and the Canadian Press.

Jennifer Moreau (moderator) is the pipeline and politics reporter for the Burnaby NOW. She’s also vice-president of Unifor Local 2000, the union chapter representing more than 800 British Columbians working mostly in the newspaper and printing industries.