Gain a new perspective on Vancouver’s history
It’s the Vancouver Lookout’s 40th anniversary and to celebrate, they’ve partnered with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation to present Perspectives: Talks & Discussions – a five-part speaker series that sheds lights on the forgotten history of Vancouver.
Among the various topics to be covered is the fascinating story of Vancouver’s first forensic investigator, John F.C.B. Vance, who used cutting-edge scientific techniques to solve some of the most sensational crimes of the early 1900s. So effective were his methods that there were seven attempts made on his life and he and his family had to be given round-the-clock police protection.
Other topics in the series include the history of some of Vancouver’s most iconic buildings and the golden age of Granville Street nightlife as well as stories from Indigenous and South Asian communities.
The talks will take place atop Harbour Centre in the Vancouver Lookout – offering attendees stunning 360-degree views of the city as they hear stories drawn from the surrounding area.
Talks & Discussions
- Blanketing the City: Musqueam Stories
Speakers: Debra Sparrow and Kamala Todd
Saturday, September 23, 10:15 am-12 pm
- Cultural Landscapes: Vancouver’s South Asian Community
Speakers: Naveen Girn, Paneet Singh and Milan Singh
Saturday, October 7, 9:45-11:30 am
- Historic Crime: Early Forensic Investigation
Speaker: Eve Lazarus
Thursday, October 19, 6:15-8:00 pm
- Heritage from Up High
Speaker: John Atkin
Sunday, October 29, 9.45-11:30 am
- Vancouver After Dark: History of the Entertainment Scene
Speaker: Aaron Chapman
Thursday, November 16, 6:15-8:00 pm
To learn more and book your tickets, visit the Vancouver Perspectives website.