For the past year, we have been working hard at collecting life stories of seniors who remember the 1940s, 1950 and 1960s, so enjoy our most recent additions:
November 29th, 2014
Check our community resources where you can find all kinds of information about East Vancouver then and now:
City of Vancouver Archives
The Grandview Heritage Group
Vancouver Historical Society
Vancouver: Then and Now
Jak’s View of Vancouver
Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Past READ MORE
November 22nd, 2014
Ivan Sayers (b. 1946) is a well-known fashion historian and owns one of the largest historical clothing collections in Canada. His latest production, From Rationing to Ravishing: The Transformation of Women’s Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s, was a tremendous success and a perfect fit for our story project.
Ana-Maria Gheorghiu: You arrived READ MORE
November 21st, 2014
Local politician Bob Williams (b. 1933) remembers days of bottle-picking to make money, making immigrant friends and spending summers at his grandmother’s cabin in Dollarton.
I was born at the Salvation Army Home for Unwed Mothers in South Vancouver. The intent of the Sally-Ann was to have me adopted out, and my mother, who wasREAD MORE
November 20th, 2014
Bruce Macdonald (b. 1948) is a Vancouver historian and author of the city’s first visual history book. He is also one of the main contributors to our storytelling project and, after he did over 20 interviews with local seniors, we decided it was time to put him on the other end of the recorder.
I’ve never had a main career because I’ve nevREAD MORE
November 19th, 2014
Bill Lighbown (b. 1927) shares compelling memories of standing up for his Aboriginal rights, going to jail and meeting the love of his life.
Childhood, Family, and World War II