Fountain Chapel, the heart of Black Strathcona


From the early 1900s to the late 1960s, the East Side neighborhood of Strathcona was home to Vancouver’s first and only black community. The ten video stories of the web and signage project, Black Strathcona, celebrate some of the people and places that made the community vibrant and unique. Below is one of them.

Visit to watch all of the videos and to learn more of the history of this Vancouver community.

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