For anyone who takes an interest in the history and the neighbourhoods of Vancouver, plaque dedications will be right up your alley. 125 plaques are being presented and installed throughout the city as part of City of Vancouver’s 125 Celebrations. Nominations and verifications of stories have been underway for a couple of years. There have been official plaque presentations and celebrations occurring since October of last year.
Check out the presentation list and go and learn the stories behind the people, places and events that helped shape our beautiful city. This weekend, June 9th, a plaque is being presented at ACE Cycles on West Broadway. The Kitsilano landmark was opened 1946, by Lorne “Ace” Atkinson, 2 years before representing Canada in Olympic Cycling events in London.
There are many, many interesting accounts, for instance, did you know that Loretta Lynn got her big break while performing at a dance hall in East Vancouver? That particular story plaque is being presented on September 16th at Fraserview Park.
Thanks to the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, this is a fantastic way to learn and teach future generations little known facts about Vancouver.