Special Events

Conference

Our conference is jam-packed with fun and interesting events for you and your guests! Our social events and tours are open to everyone (ticket charges apply for some), numbers are limited for the Granville Island walking tour, so we advise to register as soon as possible!

THURSDAY – SATURDAY

Self-Directed Studio Tour of Granville Island Artists

Location: Backstage Lounge, Granville Island

Time: 10am – 5pm

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THURSDAY MAY 5

Burger & Beer Informal Registration 

Location: Backstage Lounge, Granville Island

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm

Beat the Friday morning rush by registering and picking up your delegate pack at this fun and informal meet up. Mingle with your fellow delegates and network with local and provincial arts and heritage professionals. 

Free to attend. Food and drinks not included.

 

TheatreSports Improv Opening Social! 

Location: The Improv Centre, Granville Island

Time: Thursday 7:30pm – 9pm

A high-energy improv comedy display starting off PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide with a bang! Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches. Using audience arts and heritage suggestions to fuel scenes, the teams must create totally improvised situations on the spot. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for the winner in this hilarious comedy face-off. Tickets $20.

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Cash Bar.

 

FRIDAY MAY 6

Where Art & Heritage Collide Walking Tour of Granville Island

Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Meet at Performance Works

A walking Tour of Granville Island’s past, present and future.  Explore BC’s best known PlaceMaking experiment with professional (and entertaining) guides. Each tour group is capped at a maximum of 20 people so please sign up in advance in order for us to have the appropriate amount of guides on hand.  Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather – tours last just slightly longer than one-hour.  These tours are free but your tour host certainly won’t say no to a gratuity.

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Member Appreciation Social

Time: 7pm – 11:00pm

Location: Granville Island Brewery, Granville Island

We love our members! To thank you for your continued support, we’d like to invite you to have a craft beer on us at the Granville Island Brewery.

Free to attend. One beer ticket included in conference registration.

 

SATURDAY MAY 7

2016 Top 10 Endangered Sites Bus Tour

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Location: Meet in front of the Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street at Vanier Park

Climb aboard a Transit Museum Society (TRAMS) historic bus for an exclusive guided tour of Heritage Vancouver’s 2016 Top Ten Endangered sites!

Since 2001, Heritage Vancouver has published this well-regarded list annually on the most endangered sites in Vancouver. It details in depth the threat to, the significance of, and our position on these at risk resources and is the product of countless hours of work by dedicated volunteers and staff. On the tour, you will visit all 10 sites on the 2016 list which is to be release in April.

Well-respected author, heritage expert and consultant Donald Luxton will be the tour guide and he will fascinate you with stories and details of this year’s endangered sites. The bus will stop at two selected sites for extended conversation and discussion. Tickets $40; Heritage Vancouver Members $30.

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Where Art & Heritage Collide Walking Tour of Granville Island

Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Meet at Performance Works

A walking Tour of Granville Island’s past, present and future.  Explore BC’s best known PlaceMaking experiment with professional (and entertaining) guides. Each tour group is capped at a maximum of 20 people so please sign up in advance in order for us to have the appropriate amount of guides on hand.  Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather – tours last just slightly longer than one-hour.  These tours are free but your tour host certainly won’t say no to a gratuity.

 PIBC CPL Learning Units: 1.0

 

 

Wrap Party

Time: 6:00PM – onwards

Location: VIP Room, Backstage Lounge, Granville Island

Say goodbye to friends – old and new. Find out exciting details of where we’re headed next year!  Conference 2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary on the EDGE of the country with next year’s local hosts The Pacific Rim Arts Society in Tofino-Ucluelet.

Free to attend, cash bar and food available.

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