Date Event
Adults Family
September 28, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Solutions to Affordable Family Friendly Housing in Metro Vancouver

                                                                                                                                   Photo: Adrian Crook 

MOV’s Built City Speaker Series returns for an exhilarating round table discussion. This event, in partnership with Architecture Canada - Metro Vancouver Chapter, will focus on one of Vancouver’s hottest topics: built local affordable housing models for families. 

Moderated by Gloria Venczel from Architecture Canada – Metro Vancouver Chapter, this impressive group of Vancouver housing advocates and professionals will discuss the issues surrounding quality living spaces for families, including affordable housing models and family oriented public spaces. 
Larry Beasley, former Co-Director of Planning at the City of Vancouver, will address the Third Housing Sector for affordable housing models. 
Tiffany Duzita, Director of Development, BC Land Trust will introduce a new, non-subsidized cooperative family housing concept for Metro Vancouver. 
Bruce Haden, architect and urban critic, will speak to the design of community gathering spaces for building neighbourhood vibrancy.
In an effort to reach the ‘silent majority’ in public consultations for affordable housing, or those who are too busy with their young families, Colleen Hardwick, CEO of PlaceSpeak, will discuss the convenient GIS location based online public consultation tool.
Adrian Crook, from Abundant Housing and blog host of 5 Kids, 1Condo blog will challenge popular notions of the kind of spaces necessary for raising kids.  
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and share your voice over the growing issue of affordable family friendly housing in Metro Vancouver. 
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: *Adults: $15; Seniors, Students: $13; MOV Members and **RAIC Members: $10.
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.
**RAIC Members: No advance tickets necessary. You can pay at the door the evening of the event to receive the membership rate. Doors open at 6:30pm. We will hold back a sufficient number of tickets for RAIC purchases. No need to call ahead. 

Larry Beasley, C.M., B.A., M.A., Hon. L.L.D. FCIP, RPP is the retired Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver. He is now the “Distinguished Practice Professor of Planning” at the University of British Columbia and the founding principal of Beasley and Associates,an international planning consultancy. Over thirty years of civic service, Mr. Beasley achieved land use and transportation plans along with careful development management that have dramatically reshaped Vancouver’s inner city.  He also led the revitalization of neighbourhoods, a strong heritage preservation program, the City’s urban design studio and a successful civic fundraising initiative.
Bruce Haden Architect Limited is a practice dedicated to supporting social connectivity and great places through design. Bruce's design work has been recognized globally, particularly for the Governor General's and World Architecture Festival winning design for the Nk 'Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, BC. The work ranges from urban design though architecture, and includes an unusual range of project types and sizes. Current and former BHAL Clients Include CMHC Granville Island for the Granville Island 2040 Land Use and Vision Plan (with HCMA and multiple others), BC Housing for research into digital modelling of social interaction. 
Adrian Crook is the host of 5Kids, 1Condo Blog. He is a father of five living in beautiful downtown Vancouver, Canada. Adrian offers new insight into what kind of housing is needed to raise healthy kids; he advocates not for the suburban house with a backyard but a condo with friends on various floors and a world class walkable city at their feet. Adrian is also a founding member of Abundant Housing Vancouver as he believes creating and protecting all types of housing supply for the use of residents is our city’s chief concern. His focus is on increased housing security for those who cannot afford to, or do not wish to own. For an increasingly large segment of Vancouver’s population (including his family), purpose built rentals, co-ops, and community land trusts are the only option for secured housing.
Colleen Hardwick is the Founder and CEO of PlaceSpeak Inc. which is devoted to the development of an online pioneering location-based smart cities citizen engagement platform. This platform runs a wide spectrum of urban living considerations including city planning to public transportation, school districts and resource development. By participating in public consultations and building stronger neighborhoods, PlaceSpeak empowers citizens to make a meaningful impact on their communities.
Tiffany Duzita is the Director of Development for the Community Land Trust Foundation of B.C. and is responsible for the management and day-to-day operations of the land trust to acquire and create more co-op and affordable housing opportunities. As an accomplished real estate development professional with over 15 years of experience, she has worked on projects that range from retail to mixed-use in both concrete and wood frame, along with leasing and asset management of properties. Her experience involves all aspects of a project life cycle: land acquisition, feasibility and risk management, finance, design, city approvals, and construction.
Gloria Venczel, BES, B.Arch., MRAIC, RPP, MCIP, Principal/Urban Designer, Cityscape Design Inc., is an award winning urban planner. Gloria has an architectural degree and a decade of experience in housing design. She has nearly two decades of urban design/planning experience in the NGO, public and private sectors. From a municipal approvals point of view, she was the urban designer/development planner for the City of North Vancouver, the Founding Executive Director for the Smart Growth Canada Network, advocating for a range of housing typologies, and has taught design at the former Royal Oak College in downtown Vancouver. She was Organizing Co-Chair for the Vancouver Summit 2015 that focused on creating pedestrian friendly architecture and public spaces.


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October 05, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Wapikoni Mobile Film Screening

Quebec-based Wapikoni's Indigenous youth film and music production collective is bringing a travelling audio-visual production studio to Vancouver for the first time! Join us for a special screening of documentary and performance based short films produced by indigenous youth and young adults developed from Wapikoni's multi media training workshops.

This screening program features over 15 diverse short films that engage with First Nations issues and activist strategies specific to the filmmakers communities, including environmental and land protection, independent media development, music and poetry as a site of agency, and community street protest. A Q and A with Wapikoni filmmakers and coordinators will follow this dynamic screening.
Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling audiovisual and musical creation studio dedicated to Indigenous youth. Since 2004, Wapikoni has visited over 32 communities in Canada and accompanied over 4,300 participants who worked to produce close to 1,000 short films. These films have received 148 awards and honours at national and international festivals. Wapikoni mobile is under the patronage of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Wapikoni believes that video and music creations can become powerful tools for social transformation and for people to tell their own stories. This is a rare opportunity to see Wapikoni's diverse young filmmakers in a single cinema program. Not to be missed! 
Date: Thursday, October 5
Time: 7:00pm
Admission: *Adults: $15; Seniors and Students: $13
MOV Members: $10
Individuals who self identify as First Nations: Free.
Gallery admission included with event ticket. Come early and explore.  
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.


Wapikoni's mobile production studio will be operating at Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre from September 8 through October 10. Drop in hours are Monday through Friday, 12:30 - 7:00 pm. 


City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism is a photo-based exhibition exploring how protest demonstrations have shaped Vancouver’s identity. The exhibition is a unique opportunity to access rarely seen images capturing epic moments of Vancouver’s protest history from the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers’ photo collection. These photographs are exceptional historical records of intense and transformative moments in the lives of Vancouverites. Opening September 28, 2017.

October 21, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Anna Baignoche Concert

Live @ MOV. Join us for an evening that is sure to deliver memorable moments and stunning musical sensibilities.

Local musician Anna Baignoche releases her first album in several years with a live concert at MOV. Becoming is an ambitious project and 7 years in the making. The recording plays to multiple themes and genres close to the artist; an amalgam of acoustic and electronic music, dirt and wires, paint over a photograph, love over hate, pure joy and deep sorrow. Baignoche and her band will be performing songs from Becoming live for the first time, in our intimate 200 seat theatre.  
The evening's opening set features Anna's musical and life partner, Andy Tabb and his band, The Andy Tabb Welcome Band, which includes Baignoche on cello, guitar and backup vocals along with Katheryn Petersen on accordion, Elliot Vaughn on viola, and Martin Reisle on cello and banjo. A cash bar will be on hand for this set which will take place in our scenic Joyce Walley room.
Baignoche's band features an impressive line up of musicians working in Vancouver's pop and folk music scenes: Michael Simpsonelli - guitar; Stephen Nikleva - guitar (Ferron, Mae Moore, Paul Hyde, Elizabeth Fischer, Sandy Scofield, Sarah McLachlan, Veda Hille, Petunia, and Dan Mangan); Simon Kendall - Piano/accordion (Doug and the Slugs); Niho Takase - Piano; Michel Bruyere on drum kit (Buffy St. Marie); Johnny Walsh - Bass (Brasstronaut, Dan Mangan); Elliot Vaughan (End Tree); Martin Reisle (Maria in the Shower, End Tree) and Malcolm Aiken - trumpet.    
Anna Baignoche merges many aspects of her life and inspiration on this album and performance. Her life has been full of travel and other languages. She writes in Spanish and Portuguese, having lived in Brasil and Cuba for a period of time. On Avalanche Love, Baignoche sings half in English and half in Portuguese, telling the tale of one New Year's Eve on the Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro celebrating with millions of people all wearing white to another New Year's Day, lost in the mountains of interior BC on a ski trip. The musical influences on the album are eclectic to say the least, ranging from folk to jazz to pop to country, and latin music. Baignoche's musical mentors include Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, Joao Gilberto, Stan Getz, Cassandra Wilson, Cat Power, Miles Davis, Marisa Monte, Bebel Gilberto, Sigur Ros, and Miriam Makeba. 
A Q and A with the artist will follow the performances.
Date: Saturday, October 21 
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission: Early Bird Tickets (before October 9):  $35 for Adults, $30 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members.
Following October 9: * $40 for Adults, $35 for Seniors, Students and MOV Members. 
General Admission Seating. Gallery admission included with event ticket. Arrive early and explore MOV’s new exhibition, City on Edge.  
* Online Tickets Sales will end ONE HOUR before the event begins. Remaining tickets on sale at the door / Visitor Services at the time of event.