Community Events

10th Anniversary

Places That Matter 10th Anniversary Year!
Celebrating people, places and events.

Learn more at a free public event! In 2021, we celebrated our 4th Community Celebration virtually and plaque #89. Join us throughout 2021, on social media, for more stories and a wrap up event in the fall. We aim to celebrate a number of new Places That Matter sites in 2022. Photo Credit: Screenshot from our 89th Plaque Presentation, virtual by Zoom for the Mennonite Maids on June 17th, 2021.

Past Events


  • February 16th, 2021: 4th Community Celebration virtual event


Alec Guerin, Mack Paul, Councillor Adriane Carr, Carmen Correal and Adriana Contreras Correal, Tara Fraser, and Dr. Imogene Lim.

  • June 17, 2021: Plaque #89 Mennonite Maids- virtual presentation

Speakers: Deputy Mayor Clr De Genova, Clr Wiebe, Richard Thiessen, Dr. Ruth Derksen Siemens, Ruth Fast


  • February 19th: 3rd Places That Matter Community Celebration (Heritage Hall)

Alec Guerin, Councillor Kirby-Young, Donald Luxton, Rob Howatson, Leona Lam, Sasaki Family, Jan Tollefsen, Erika and Kate Gerson


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!