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July 07, 2016 / 7:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring archeology fieldwork and traditional tool making with Wayne Point
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Join us for a discussion on Aboriginal archeology and traditional tool making with Musqueam community member Wayne Point. 

Learn about the role of First Nations community members in archaeological site protection, and how the knowledge of Musqueam ancestors continues through today. Participants discover that some excavated stones are not simply rock. They were an important part of daily living, used to shape slate tools, sharpen knives and in some cases provide a final polish for tools. This session will also share knowledge about the sophisticated fishing technologies that were created by Musqueam ancestors, including toggling harpoons, cod lures, herring rakes, and three-prong spears made of antlers.
 

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, July 7

Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members 
 
 

 

July 14, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour Wine Tasting and Collector Talk: Helixophiles – People Who Love Corkscrews.

Mark your calendar to attend a fun and engaging summer evening sipping wine at MOV.

Enjoy this wine tasting event as the Ganton and Larsen Prospect Winery pays tribute to the Okanagan Valley's rich and colourful  history and geography. The wines pay homage to the Ganton and Larsen families, original and longstanding land-owning partners of the winery. The winery sources grapes from vineyards across the Okanagan Valley, allowing for diversity, consistency and distinctiveness. 
 
Mingle with friends and the community and listen to a presentation by local corkscrew collectors Wayne Meadows and Sal Robinson as they share a brief illustrated history of corkscrews, their purpose and development around the world - it’s not all about opening wine!
 
Once upon a time one needed a corkscrew to open shoe polish, motor oil, mouthwash, ketchup and perfume in addition to beer, whisky and wine. Wayne and Sal's presentation will feature photographs as well as live examples of a variety of tools and contraptions for opening bottles. They will describe how collecting corkscrews has been the impetus for restoring a heritage house, researching and publishing two books, and travelling around the world for corkscrew fellowship and treasure hunting. 
 
We look forward to seeing you during this captivating evening which showcases wine and collector items along with the stories and interesting lives of remarkable collectors. 
  
Throughout the evening you will have the opportunity to explore the new exhibition All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds – on view at MOV from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 
Date: Thursday, July 14
 
Time: 6:00pm
 
Tickets: $25 adults; $18 Students, Seniors & Members 
 
 

 
Presenters:
 
Wayne Meadow's interest in corkscrews came from his long-time winemaking hobby. After retiring from the satellite industry, he took on the construction of the Corkscrew Inn Bed & Breakfast.  Other collections (betel cutters, cast iron toy guns and Asian locks) take a distant back seat to corkscrews. Wayne has published two books on corkscrews and designed and fabricated his own steam-powered corkscrew.
 
Sal Robinson has been with City School, a mini school program in the West End, throughout her career in education. Spare time has been spent building and maintaining the Corkscrew Inn, making leaded windows, and haunting antique shows and markets. Sal has edited three books on collecting and for the past 16 years has published the corkscrew club’s newsletter.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

Official Wine Partner 

 

 

 

July 21, 2016 / 7:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Alec Dan

Presentation and discussion with Musqueam community member Alec Dan.

Alec Dan will present and explore themes from the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city. He will share his experience taking part in the c̓əsnaʔəm vigil to protect this 4,500 year old village and cemetery from development in 2012 and draw connections between past and present Musqueam culture and heritage. 

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm - known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden - aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Thursday, July 21

Time: 7:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 

 

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August 18, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: Undressing Drag

Join us for drinks and a lively discussion about the fashion of local drag performers - the Bovines - an ensemble that performed throughout the lower mainland during the 1980s.

Vancouver collector and All Together Now exhibition contributor, Willow Yamauchi will speak to the history of her father’s drag queen ensemble and the handmade costumes once featured in their act. Local fashion historian Ivan Sayers will contextualize the fashion sensibilities of Canadian drag performance with historical narratives and illustrative charms. Drag performances from the lovely Peach Cobblah and Isolde N. Barron will follow the presentations.

 
 
Date: Thursday, August 18
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon.
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

Official Wine Partner 

 

August 23, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Art Lingren’s Passion for Fly Fishing.
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Join us for an interesting presentation from fly fishing enthusiast, Art Lingren.

Art Lingren will share photographs and stories detailing his antique tackle collection, fly tying techniques and the lovely fishing spots in which he practices his craft. Lingren fly fishes in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and throughout his home province of British Columbia.

Throughout most of his adult life, Art Lingren has been actively involved in the fishing community. Art is a member and past president of the Totem Fly Fishers, British Columbia’s oldest fly fishing club, and is an honourary member of the Loons Fly Fishing Club. Art has served three years as president of the British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers and stands as their unofficial BC fly fishing historian. Art has additionally served as director of the Steelhead Society of BC for many years. In 1995, he was awarded the BCFFF's Angul Award which is granted to British Columbian fly fishers who show an appreciation for the ancestry of fly fishing heritage and the excellence surrounding its development as both an Art and Science. In 1999 the Federation of Fly Fishers selected Art as the 6th recipient of their prestigious Roderick Haig-Brown Award.

Date: Tuesday, August 23 
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon. 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 

September 08, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Imogene Lim and Harold Steves' Passion for Chinese Menus and Seeds

 

Join us for diverse discussion featuring two of All Together Now's passionate collectors.

A menu can be a souvenir from a place visited or a special occasion event, but in a collection they tell a much richer story, especially those from Vancouver's Chinatown. During its heyday, Chinatown was very much a part of people's dining experience. Imogene Lim's menu collection reflect as much about Vancouver's community as it does about the Chinese food of the time. Imogene will present her perspective on collecting Chinese restaurant menus, a hobby that turned into a passion after inheriting a modest menu collection from her father and uncle. Imogene's talk will focus on menus acquired from once cherished local restaurants that are now extinct including WK Gardens, Yen Lock and Ho Inn.
 
Harold Steves is a vegetable seed collector. Obtaining seeds from Canadian seed companies and from the Seed Savers Exchange, Harold's collection contributes to a network of growers who collect, save and share seeds. Although intended for mail order, most sales from the Steves' seed catalogue is patronized by Vancouver-based gardeners and famers.
 
 
Date: Thursday, September 8
 
Time: 7:00pm
 
Registration coming soon. 
 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds draws inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists. This exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

September 11, 2016 / 2:00 PM
c̓əsnaʔəm Discussion Series featuring Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell.

Join the Language and Culture team for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Larry Grant, Jill Campbell and Vanessa Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓.

c̓əsnaʔəm: the city before the city creates a space for Musqueam to share their knowledge, culture and history and to highlight the community’s role in shaping the City of Vancouver.  c̓əsnaʔəm, known to archaeologists variously as the Eburne Midden, Great Fraser Midden, and Marpole Midden, aims to generate public discussions about heritage and Indigenous history, and to raise awareness of the significance of c̓əsnaʔəm for the Musqueam people and for Vancouver.

Date: Sunday, September 11

Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm 
 
Tickets: $15 adults; $11 Students & Seniors; Free for MOV Members
 
 
 
 

 

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October 06, 2016 / 7:00 PM
Me and my collection: Between The Bumpers
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Join us for a high scoring Q&A session with local pinball collector Kyle Seller and International Pinball Tournament Champion Robert Gagno - two of the most recognized pinball enthusiasts of the Lower Mainland.

Local arcade machines collector Kyle Seller, and international pinball tournament champion Robert Gagno, will discuss the local pinball scene, their individual pinball obsessions, and the role pinball has played in developing their friendship. Kyle and Robert's friendship dates back to the late 1990s when Kyle sold the Gagno's their first pinball machine. At this time, Robert was 10 years old; to say this machine made an impression on him and his interests would be an understatement.   
 
 
Date: Thursday, October 6
 
Time: 7:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon.
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver.Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others.
 

 

Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.

 
October 13, 2016 / 6:00 PM
Happy Hour: TILT! Public Pinball Tournament.
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Local pinball collector, and All Together Now exhibition contributor Kyle Seller, hosts a pinball tournament for the general public.

Square off against amateur opponents, play up to 8 coveted machines from the pinball stratosphere including Funhouse (1988), Cyclone (1988) and Jack-Bot(1995). Prizes, drink bar and enthusiasts abound.

Date: Thursday, October 13
 
Time: 6:00pm 
 
Registration coming soon. 
 
All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds is on display June 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017 at the Museum of Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the eclectic cabinets of curiosities belonging to 17th century scientists, All Together Now exhibition features floor-to-ceiling displays of rare and unconventional objects from 20 diverse collectors, along with portraits of each collector and numerous tactile experiences for visitors. Interactive elements include playing pinball machines, trying on corsets, listening to long-forgotten bands, and handling historical artifacts, among others. To have your collection included in this exhibition, share it on social media with #mycollectionatMOV.
 

 
Thanks to our sponsors of All Together Now: Vancouver Collectors and Their Worlds.
 

 

Official Wine Partner