Vancouver Heritage Foundation Weekly: Film Screening of VHF Doc Mini-Series, Panel Discussion, Q&A


Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity supporting the conservation of heritage buildings and structures in recognition of their contribution to the city’s economy, sustainability and culture.



Join VHF for a documentary film screening, panel discussion and Q&A on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30pm at the Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street. VHF has completed a new three-part documentary mini-series “Restoring Community” featuring local Vancouver projects. The films show three methods that were used to preserve heritage while creating practical spaces for a modern city. With funding from Telus, each part in the documentary film series is based on a case study completed by VHF summer intern Samuel McFaul. With the assistance of talented local filmmakers, the resulting mini-series looks at three Vancouver projects that highlight the interplay of sustainability, heritage and community.

The documentary takes an in-depth look at the restoration and infill project at the Gow Block on Commercial Street in Cedar-Cottage, an energy efficient renovation of a Vancouver Special in the Sunset neighbourhood, and a lane home built behind a heritage home in Grandview-Woodlands. The films include interviews with the building owners, project details from contractors and insight from heritage professionals and historians.

The panel will include author of Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years, Michael Kluckner, Director of the City Program at SFU, Gordon Price, Architect Andre Rowland and Cultural Researcher Naveen Girn.

BUY TICKETS $12, OR $8 WITH VALID STUDENT ID or call the VHF office at 604-264-9642.

This evening is presented in partnership with UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

This film has been classified ‘G’ by Consumer Protection BC and is approved for all audiences.