Heritage Vancouver

Frances Willard Commemoration and Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monument
September 28, 2014 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
The Stanley Park Pavilion, Stanley Park
610 Pipeline Road
Vancouver, BC
(Walking tour meets in front of Stanley Park Pavilion)
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Frances Willard Commemoration and Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014; 11am to 2pm

Location: The Stanley Park Pavilion, 610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park

11 am: Refreshments and Display

11:45 am: Introduction, followed by Talk by Chris Hay

12:30 pm: Walking Tour of Stanley Park Monuments with Donald Luxton (ticket required); meet in front of Stanley Park Pavilion.

Tickets for Walking Tour: $10 HV members; $15 non-members

Join us for a historic commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the unveiling of the Frances Willard Plaque in Stanley Park. The plaque and tree planting on September 28, 1939 commemorated the 100th birthday of Frances Elizabeth Willard, founder of the World Women’s Christian Temperance Union, the organization that led the campaign for women winning the vote in many countries. We will recognize newly-discovered historical connections between this site and events considered to be of National Historic Significance. Historian Chris Hay will discuss the historic importance of the plaque and these events to BC women winning the vote, and will mount a display of historic information. This is a kick-off event for October’s National Women’s History Month in Canada; there is also a remarkable connection between NWHM and this event!

Light refreshments will be provided courtesy the Capilano Group of Companies, operators of the Stanley Park Pavilion. Following the event, join Donald Luxton, past-President of Heritage Vancouver, for a lively and informative walking tour of some of the monuments in Stanley Park, including the Japanese Canadian War Memorial, which is currently under restoration.

PIBC 2.25 Organized LUs of CPL activity

Tickets available at: http://hvs-stanleypark.eventbrite.ca