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James Johnstone Historical Walking Tour Strathcona February 21st

19 Feb

EastEndWalkingTourJamesJames Johnstone is back with his historical walking tours and will be kicking off his first tour this Saturday, February 21st.  James will take you on a tour of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, Strathcona. The tour kicks off at 10:00 a.m. starting from 696 East Hastings at Heatley. This historical walking tour is a culmination of years of researching over 250 homes in the East End. Although you will find architecture is a theme on this tour, James will also focus on social history and how waves of immigrants established themselves in this area before moving on to other parts of the city. The tour will also touch on the impact of portside industries like BC Sugar, the prohibition and the proliferation of bootlegging as well as the City of Vancouver’s attempts to wipe out “urban blight”. Join James this Saturday and he will tell you why Vancouver’s first neighbourhood is also its most fascinating. The cost of the tour is $20 per person.  If you are unable to attend this weekend’s tour, James will be repeating this tour on February 28th, March 7th, March 14th and March 21st.  If you would like more information or to reserve your spot, email James directly at historywalks@gmail.com.

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Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Weekend

9 Aug
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Looking for some fun things to do in East Vancouver this weekend?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  Keep The Wise Alive Fundraising Concert, Wise Hall, Fri. 8:00 p.m.
2.  Hawkers Market, East Van Studios, Sat. 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

3.  Artful Sundays, Britannia Community Centre, Sun. Noon –  5:00 p.m.
4.  Mount Pleasant Care Celebration, Sat, 7:00 p.m.

5.  Filipino Festival, South Memorial Park, Sun. 11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

6.  The Deighton Cup, Hastings Racecourse, Fri. – Sun. various times
7.  Playland, PNE, Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8.  The East Van Yoga Project, Mount Pleasant Park, Sun. 4:00 p.m. FREE
10 Renfrew Summer Carnival, Renfrew Park, Fri.  Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Get out and enjoy all the great things that East Van has to offer!
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