VHF Weekly: Fundraiser at The Permanent – Dining Under the Dome


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.

Welcome summer with a special evening at a beautiful historic venue and support our education programs. Help us celebrate 25 years of VHF while you enjoy a champagne cocktail reception, seasonally inspired three-course menu paired with wine, and live music from celebrated local jazz musicians James Danderfer, Sharon Minemoto and Rene Worst. Hear about the history of the building and its restoration from Eric Cohen and Donald Luxton on a light summer evening under the impressive stained glass atrium. Enjoy the architecture of The Permanent, originally a 1907 neo-classical bank, which has been beautifully restored into this unique venue.

In 1935, the Bank of Canada called this place home, leaving its mark for decades to come. The original Bank of Canada vault door still stands tall at the head of the main hall, with the stunningly beautiful stained glass atrium over head. Other historic elements are found throughout – in the crown mouldings, the bronze chandeliers, and the many tile mosaics.

All proceeds will support VHF’s public awareness and education programming.

We hope you’ll join us!

Tuesday June 20th, 2017 6:30pm – 10pm

Tickets are $250 (includes as $100 tax receipt)

Our menu will include a selection of passed hors d’oeuvres, appetizers featuring fresh local seafood and produce, seasonally inspired entrees and sumptuous dessert. A selection of wine is also included. A vegetarian/vegan option is available, please let us know of any dietary concerns when you purchase your ticket.

About the musicians:

Vancouver based LEO award-winning film composer James Danderfer has been nominated twice as “Best Jazz Clarinetist” in the National Jazz Awards and performs with some of the finest musicians in North America. Sharon Minemoto has been heralded as a “swinging, sensitive pianist with a highly melodic style and a composer of some very hip original music” by Coastal Jazz & Blues. Rene Worst is a talented and skilled bassist, producer and founding member of noted fusion band Skywalk.

About our speakers:

Donald Luxton is a well-recognized heritage consultant, author and historian with three decades of experience in all aspects of cultural planning and heritage resource management in Western Canada. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He consulted on the recent restoration of The Permanent.

Eric Cohen is the owner of The Permanent as well as RENEW Gallery – a business specializing in period lighting and fine antiques. He has been buying and restoring heritage architecture and collecting period antiques for over 40 years. Cohen is known for his knowledge of and passion for saving and preserving the built environment of historical significance. Cohen has restored various heritage structures in both Ottawa and Vancouver and believes that the preservation of these great buildings is his mission in life.

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