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February 23, 2017 / 7:30 PM
Early Vancouver Artists: surviving while being creative

The Vancouver Historical Society host this event with guest speaker: Gary Sim, author and architectural technologist.

Gary SimFrom the time that Vancouver was carved out of old growth forest little more than one hundred and twenty years ago, artists, both native-born and new arrivals sought to nourish their souls while sustaining a livelihood within the new city and growing province. Those who put down roots in the raw city creatively sought ways to make a living, by becoming teachers and illustrators, founding galleries and fine arts groups and organizing to exhibit and sell their work. Artists like Sam Maclure, Sophie Pemberton and Emily Carr are just a few of these creative souls.

Vancouver-born artist, author, researcher, and architectural technologist Gary Sim will examine some of the artwork and accomplishments of Vancouver’s earliest resilient artists.

*Free and open to the public

February 24, 2017 / 5:30 PM
Gray Conversation: A Living with Wood Design Forum

Join BC Wood for a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Jaime Gillin, editor of Gray Magazine, exploring the “softer side of wood” and its creative applications for interiors, furnishings,
architecture, and art. Hear about the process of design as it relates to the products we live and interact with, rather than the structures we inhabit. Bring your questions!

In conjunction with the panel discussion, the submissions from BoConcept and Emily Carr’s Student Design Competition will be showcased. This display will feature innovative approaches to
designing with wood to create stools. The pieces will be on display prior to the panel discussion will allow the public to engage with talented young designers and get the discussion going!


Brent Comber, Brent Comber Design
Javier Campos, Campos Studio
Gaile Guevara, Gaile Guevara Studio
Brent Freedman, Gamla Studio

Date: Friday, February 24th, 2016

Time: 5:30 – 8:00 PM

Location: Museum of Vancouver (Joyce Walley Room), 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC.

Tickets: $22.50 - Available on Eventbrite.


*This event is part of BC Wood Week. Visit their website for more info.


March 02, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Built City Speaker Series - Charting Progress from Green City to Eco City

MOV’s Built City speaker series – in partnership with Architecture Canada, Metro Vancouver Chapter – returns with a stellar panel tackling the issues of Ecocities. 

Dr. Jennie Moore, Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction Technology at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is joined by Javier Campos, founder of Campos Studio and Max Richter, project architect and co-Director of Materials Performance Lab at Perkins+Will to discuss the nuances of the Ecocity Framework. Comprised of 15 standards in four categories – urban design, bio-geophysical features, socio-cultural features, and ecological imperatives – the Ecocities Framework is a diagnostic tool to measure a city’s progress towards becoming an Ecocity. Designed for a wide range of users, the Framework charts a city’s steps forward, from existing conditions to "threshold" Ecocity standards, and beyond.
Guest biologist – and Vancouver City Councillor – Heather Deal will facilitate the discussion and field questions/comments from the audience for our presenters. 
Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7:00pm
*Tickets: Adults: $18; Seniors, Students, MOV Members and **RAIC Members: $15.
* 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 available. You must 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. 

Javier Campos is the founder of Campos Studio whose projects stretch from Baja California, Mexico to Haida Gwaii. Emerging from the Critical Regionalist tradition of the Pacific Northwest, the studio explores the relationship between geography, climate, cultural traditions, and local building technologies to generate sensitive modern architectural responses. Their work has been recognized in publications including Wallpaper, Dwell, Canadian Architect, Azure, Gray, and Western Living. In addition to design projects, Javier collaborates with Artist Elspeth Pratt on Public Art projects. They have won several competitions in their commissions include Sight Works at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Campos also participates as a thesis advisor and guest critic at several universities, and was invited to teach at the Isthmus Architecture School in Panama.
Dr. Jennie Moore is the Associate Dean of Building Design and Construction Technology programs at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). She is situated within the School of Construction and the Environment, concerned with the natural environment, the built environment, and the relationship between them. She currently serves as a core advisor to the International Ecocity Framework and Standards, an initiative aimed at developing performance metrics for cities in balance with nature. Prior to joining BCIT, Dr. Moore worked for over a decade at Metro Vancouver as the first Air Quality Planner responsible for climate action. Jennie is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional and a Registered Professional Planner. She has a PhD in planning from the University of British Columbia.
Max Richter is a project architect as well as co-Director of Materials Performance Lab at Perkins+Will. He has been practicing sustainable design for over 13 years and has worked on numerous projects that have achieved LEED certification. Since joining Perkins+Will, he has worked on some of the most ambitious sustainable buildings in North America including the Visitor Center at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens and the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability in Vancouver. As a passionate advocate for high performance, sustainable buildings, Richter is a Certified Passive House Designer and a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative Technical Committee.
Councillor Heather Deal was elected to the Vancouver Park Board in 2002 and Vancouver City Council in 2005. She served as the Deputy Mayor of Vancouver for 2016 and is the Chair of the City Finance and Services Committee. At the regional level, Councillor Deal chairs the Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Committee and the Fraser Basin Council's Watersheds and Water Committee. She received her BA in biology from Oberlin College in 1982 and her M.SC. in immunology from UBC in 1988. Deal did cancer research before changing careers to focus on environmental issues and has a long history of working on healthy ecosystems. She has worked for UBC, the provincial government and most recently, the David Suzuki Foundation.

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March 09, 2017 / 7:00 PM
Action Figure Trivia Night - A Happy Hour event

Test your knowledge of action figures and toy stories at this pub-style quiz show event created by Angus Bungay—whose collection is featured in the Museum of Vancouver’s All Together Now exhibition—and hosted by Eric Fell from The Gentlemen Hecklers. 

This ‘Happy Hour’ event combines all the plastic characters that you coveted, collected, and maneuvered throughout childhood, into an evening of pop culture history and fun competition. (There will be prizes!) 
Join us for a drink and prove what you know about toys and the comics, films, and TV shows they’re associated with.
Date: Thursday, March 9
Time: Bar/Doors, 6pm / Trivia 7:00pm
Tickets:  * Adults: $18; Seniors, Students: $15;  MOV Members: Free!  .
* 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.



Eric Fell is a writer, comedian, and actor from Vancouver. He co-created The Critical Hit Show and The Gentlemen Hecklers and his productions have appeared in some of Vancouver's finest comedy venues. He currently hosts the trivia nights at The Storm Crow Tavern and Storm Crow Alehouse.

Angus Bungay is a passionate collector. Influenced by his father's collections, this once UK-based advertiser claims his surroundings influence his collecting sensibilities. Items such as English candies, stamps and coins have served as a precursor to his infinite collection of action figures of which Angus has been amassing from the Vancouver region for over 30 years. A portion of Angus' action figure collection is on display as part of the All Together Now exhibition at MOV.