Created during grunt gallery’s 2018 Mount Pleasant Community Art Screen Digital Storytelling workshops with Mount Pleasant residents. Mount Pleasant Heritage Group’s video highlights our popular and historic area of Vancouver, also known as the “Heritage Heart.” Please enjoy! and share with friends and lovers of heritage.
The Mount Pleasant Heritage Group celebrates heritage in our community 365 days a year…but we always join the rest of the Province the third week of February to celebrate Heritage Week in BC. Every year, organizations in the heritage sector participate in Heritage Week by organizing events that showcase local heritage and involve the public. The theme for 2018 is “Heritage Stands the Test of Time.”
This year we have created a banner that merges a historical image of Mount Pleasant with a modern day one and our theme is: Heritage Stands the Test of Time: And Stays Affordable!
The historical photo, from the City of Vancouver Archives (Major Matthews Collection -AM54-S4-: SGN 1026), looks north along Main Street from 8th Avenue and shows the west side of the 2300 block. This Heritage Week we would like to promote the affordability of heritage buildings for both housing and businesses.
The banner is in the window of Rath Art Supplies, located in the Triangle Building at 2412 Main Street, right in the centre of Mount Pleasant’s Heritage Heart.
It will be up until the end of February, 2018.
This Heritage Week 2018 project brought to you by Jennifer Chernecki (artistic production), Christine Hagemoen (research) and the rest of the MPHG team.
Our banner from last year, which explains why Mount Pleasant’s streets are named after the Canadian provinces/territories & why Ontario Street is the centre/000 block of Vancouver, is up in the lobby display case of the Mount Pleasant Community Centre.
Mount Pleasant Heritage Lives!
The sign was taken from outside the Frontenac Apartment Building at 11th Avenue and Quebec Street.
Has the sign been stolen or borrowed, like the one that used to sit on the corner of the Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre in the stone planter? After we tweeted about it being taken in March the sign was located in front of two houses which currently provide rental accommodation and which sit on a possible development site. It seems the sign was put there to draw attention to these treasured houses and further the cause of heritage and affordability. That sign was returned but has not been put back in the planter as the Optometry Centre now has a window sign up.
If you have seen a sign like this recently installed we would love to know its location.
As we said in out first tweet :(Who knew our signs would be so popular):