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Heritage Lecture – Stanley Park: Digging Deeper and Rethinking Cultural Heritage
February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$15
Stanley Park is often thought of as a relatively untouched piece of nature amid Vancouver’s built landscape. The appreciation and understanding of the park is broadening and deepening as thousands of years of First Nations presence are better understood beyond the colonial history. With this context, Reconciliation Planner Rena Soutar (Cha’an Tdut) and Vancouver Park Board Archaeologist Geordie Howe will consider how we define “our cultural heritage” as a city. They will explore the Indigenous peoples’ relationships to the land, the approach to stewardship and how the environment was cultivated to support communities. The park and the city have an incredibly long and rich history, with lessons to teach that are not only valuable, but critically important to ensure all of our sustainability.
In partnership with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, our Heritage Lecture series offers illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements, and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation with net proceeds benefiting both organizations.
Photo credit: Vancouver Archives
$10 – UWCV Members
$15 – Non-Members