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Brewery Creek Historical Society, now defunct, passed along a Banker's Box full of historical documents and photographs. This collected Set will be the gathering place as I scan the material. I'm looking for other interested individuals to help create a site for the Mount Pleasant community.

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rrrwong says:

thanks so much for posting these!

what happened to the brewery creek historical society? why is it defunct? the creek still needs to be daylighted, doesn't it?
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Leedman says:

my pleasure. as time permits, I hope to add more. As I understood it, the historical society was mainly held together by a small group of elderly, with one in particular being the vision behind it. After he passed away, everything slowly evaporated. That's basically how understood it.

I have no idea what the city plans for the creek.
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rrrwong says:

here's some info in case you're around the neighbourhood and want to learn more about the creek:

Daylighting Mount Pleasant’s Streams: A Conversation

Native Education College
285 East 5th Ave
Vancouver/Coast Salish territories
Sunday, June 6, 2010, 1 to 4 pm

Have you heard water gurgling under the manhole covers as you walk around Mount Pleasant? Maybe you heard Brewery Creek, St. George Creek, and China Creek, which flowed into False Creek when its water used to reach all the way to Clark Drive.

Many streams have been paved over.

Why and how would we bring them back to daylight?

We invite you to join Bruce Macdonald and Bryn Davidson for a conversation about daylighting neighbourhood streams. We will begin with an opening song led by Russell Wallace, in honour of the neighbourhood streams. The conversation will be facilitated by writer and Mount Pleasant resident, Rita Wong.

Bruce Macdonald is the author of Vancouver: A Visual History and worked closely with the Brewery Creek Historical Society.

Bryn Davidson is a Mount Pleasant resident, and a designer and sustainability consultant who has proposed a plan to daylight St. George Creek.

Russell Wallace is a composer and musician who sings with the groups Tzo’kam and Tiqilap (whose first CD will be launched at the NEC on June 18).

This event is free. It is organized by Mount Pleasant residents. Anyone who cares about Mount Pleasant and its streams is invited to participate.

All are welcome. Please email rwong@ecuad.ca to RSVP so we have a sense of how many people to bring snacks for.

We would like to acknowledge the support of the Neighbourhood Small Grants Project and the Vancouver Foundation.
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bigfootjoe says:

Hi Lee, I'd love to talk to you more about these photos and any other archival items you have for a book I am writing about Vancouver's brewing history. Can you get in touch with me at writing@joewiebe.com please?

Thanks,

Joe Wiebe
www.thirstywriter.com
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mpss says:

We weren't all elderly...but yes, Claude and Charlie really led the charge. Bruce will have lots of information and tons of photographs. I may also have stuff I could pass along buried deep in the basement. Not in a postion to go search now, but I will keep you and/or Joe posted if I find anything.
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sarracenias says:

Thanks for posting this set! Do you have any photos showing Brewery Creek?
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Leedman says:

I might. I'll take a look through the box.
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sarracenias says:

Thanks in advance - fingers crossed that you find something!
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mezzoblue says:

Hi Lee, have you considered donating the contents of the box to the Vancouver Archives? They have dedicated staff who would digitize them and make them publicly available. I expect there's a lot more of historical significance in there that could be useful for other people's research.
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