Coming up this weekend, Sunday, 17 November 2013 – the Vancouver Postcard Club meeting, starting at 11:30 am at the Hastings Community Centre, Vancouver.
Club member Neil Whaley will present Vancouver Christmas postcards and ephemera. I’m sure we’ll be seeing some quite unique cards – and I do love ephemera. One of his cards is from 1887 when the City of Vancouver was just a year old. See that card on the Vancouver Postcard Club website.
Here’s a lovely embossed postcard from my own collection showing Santa visiting on Christmas Eve. Mailed in the USA; stamped General Delivery Vancouver BC Jan 1 ? 5 ? 12m, and addressed just to Mr. E. C. Shaughnessy Vancouver B C. (possible Edward Shaughnessy).
This Sunday, Sept 16, from noon – 2:00 pm, Vancouver Postcard Club presents a talk by Art Davies on postcards of Britannia Beach – mines and community.
Britannia Beach was a ‘company town’ 50 kms north of Vancouver. At one time it was the largest Copper producing mine in the British Empire; it operated until 1974. Beset by landslides and other tragedies throughout its history, it is now a National Historic Site and enjoying the success of the refurbished Britannia Mine Museum.
This talk will be at the Hastings Community Centre in Vancouver, 3096 East Hastings St., V5K 2A3.
Vancouver Postcard Club: http://www.vancouverpostcardclub.ca
Coming up this weekend – the Vancouver Postcard Club‘s annual Postcard Show, Sunday 27th May, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hastings Community Centre, 3096 East Hastings St., Vancouver V5K 2A3.
This theme this year is “Vancouver 1912 – 100 years ago in postcards”. Many dealers will be in attendance with postcards from all over the world; some will bring other ephemera for sale as well. There will be displays by members, and refreshments too.
M. Diane Rogers, club member and Past President of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, will be the guest speaker on Sunday, April 15th, noon – 2 pm.
Diane’s presentation will be on War Memorials and related subjects on postcards.
Across Canada, community cenotaphs, most built from the 1920s to honour the dead of World War I, are seen in small towns and big cities alike, but other types of war memorials from university gyms to high school tennis courts may also be found. Many of these have been commemorated on postcards, like this one showing the cenotaph in Chilliwack, BC, and believed to have been photographed and produced by Alexander Wilson in the 1930s. Margaret Waddington’s biography of Alexander and Hilda Wilson appeared in Postview, February 2011, published by the Vancouver Postcard Club.
Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada Cenotaph. Postcard; private collection.