Community Celebrations

Join 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. All are welcome to attend.

Participate in the Community Celebration

If you are a site representative or community organization interested in being part of the PTM Community Celebration, please sign up for a table display and join us in celebrating Heritage Week on February 22nd!

Please contact [email protected] for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Please visit our website if you would like to register for the event or make a donation to the Places that Matter program.



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.



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Your Stories!

Why do one or more of VHF's PTM sites matter to you? Tell us your story or help us with more information. Please note that your story may be used in an edited form in the "Community Stories" section. Thank you!