Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A Long Journey To Settle

The first man from his village in India to come to Canada shares part of his immigration story.
3 minutes 18 seconds

By Mohinder Singh Mahi
Born and raised in Punjab, India, 82 year old Mohinder has lived on Dumfries Street in East Vancouver for almost 40 years. 

Saturday, 18 June 2011


Childhood memories of Queen Elizabeth Park form the basis of existential angst.
2 minutes 5 seconds

By lisa g
Lisa likes to walk or ride her bike around Vancouver looking at public art. She believes public art is an important part of any city. She, in particular, loves the Vancouver Biennale.

Originally collected for Riley Park Stories 

Monday, 13 June 2011

Dance School

The former dancer in 2011
A recollection of rehearsing and performing around Vancouver in the 1930's. 
3 minutes 3 seconds

By Madge Marlatt
A Vancouver local, born and raised, Madge fondly remembers growing up in her 10-room family home in the 300 block of West Broadway. Madge became a gifted seamstress designing and sewing for Vancouver’s wealthy, she raised a daughter as a single mom and now, she is a social butterfly and craft artisan around the Kerrisdale Seniors Centre.