Community Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Heritage Hall on February 22nd from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a family-friendly evening of storytelling, music, table displays, and light refreshments to celebrate Heritage Week. See you again in 2024!

Participate in the Community Celebration

Event Schedule


Meet & Greet with Community Organizations

Arts Club Theatre Society, Association of Neighbourhood Houses, BC Sports Hall of Fame, China Creek Skatepark, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, Chinese Canadian Museum, Daughters in the City (Mennonite Maids), the Francophone Village, Friends of the Archives, Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tours, Grandview Heritage Group, Joe Fortes – Hastings Mill Museum, Heather Heritage Society, Heritage Vancouver Society, Historic Joy Kogawa House, Hogan’s Alley Society, Japanese Canadian Hastings Park Interpretive Centre Society, King George High School Archives, McSpadden Park Society, Militant Mothers of Raymur, Pacific Canada Heritage Centre- Museum of Migration, Roedde House Museum, Vancouver Historical Society, VanDusen Botanical Garden Association (VanDusen Garden and Bloedel Conservatory)

Meet & Greet with VHF Yosef Wosk Publication Grant recipients: Chinatown Storytelling Centre, Vancouver Fruit Tree Project and Katarina Thorsen’s “JOSEPH- the Prologue”, JQT Vancouver – The BC Jewish Queer & Trans Oral History Project” and Christine Hagemoen- Historic Walking Tours of Mount Pleasant.


City Councillor, Pete Fry

Heritage Week Proclamation with VHF Board Director and Executive Director

Storytellers from the Militant Mothers of Raymur and Japanese Canadian Hastings Park Interpretive Centre Society, Fiona Lam, Vancouver Poet Laureate, Leona Lam, Vancouver Heritage Fairs Alumni, and Aaron Chapman


The Annie Molesworth Quintet shared  classic tunes and modern arrangements with all of you! Annie Molesworth is a classical and jazz vocalist from the Lower Mainland and her band consists of Ru Ha on tenor sax, Justine Darlington on guitar, Bella Federigo on bass, and Kate Johnson on drums, all graduates of the Capilano University Jazz Studies.

Thank you to our Sponsors and In-Kind Donations

Mount Pleasant Business Improvement Association

All India Sweets and Restaurant

Prado Café, courtesy of Tara Sidhoo Fraser



February 23, 2022: 5th Community Celebration virtual event

  • Program: Mack Paul, Councillor Colleen Hardwick, Alysa Routtenberg, Randy Clark and Keiko Honda.


February 16th, 2021: 4th Community Celebration virtual event

  • Program: Alec Guerin, Mack Paul, Councillor Adriane Carr, Carmen Correal and Adriana Contreras Correal, Tara Fraser, and Dr. Imogene Lim.


February 19th: 3rd Places That Matter Community Celebration (Heritage Hall)

  • Program: Alec Guerin, Councillor Kirby-Young, Donald Luxton, Rob Howatson, Leona Lam, Sasaki Family, Jan Tollefsen, Erika and Kate Gerson
  •  Organizations: Asian Canadian Asian Migration Studies UBC & INSTRCC (Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian Studies at UBC), African Descent Festival Society, BC Golf House Society, BC Heritage Fairs Society, BC Labour History Society, BC Sports Hall of Fame, Celtic Cannery and Shipyards Communities, Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC, City of Vancouver Archives, Don Luxton (Heritage Bridges), Dr. Sun-Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden, False Creek Watershed Society, Friends of the Vancouver City Archives, Gerson Family (Unitarian Church), Heather Heritage Society & VGH School of Nursing Alumnae Association, Heritage Hall Preservation Society, Jason Vanderhill (Future History Endeavors), Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, John Oliver Legacy Society, Kits Neighbourhood House, Loretta Lynn Chicken Coop & South Vancouver History (Rob Howatson), MAU Collective (Nellie Yip Quong), Mount Pleasant Heritage Group, Nikkei National Museum and Archives, Punjabi Market Renegeration Society,Stanley Park Rock Garden, Talking Stick Festival, United Players of Vancouver, Vancouver Historical Society.

2019 2nd Places That Matter Community Celebration (Heritage Hall)

2018 1st Places That Matter Community Celebration (Kits House)

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