Thursday, April 30, 2009

Walking Tour - Maillardville - Coquitlam, BC - Sunday May 3, 2009

Walking Tour of Maillardville, in Coquitlam, BC
- Sunday, May 3, 2009

Maurice Guibord will lead a walking tour of Maillardville, British Columbia's historic Francophone settlement, in Coquitlam, BC - Sunday, May 3 from 1-3pm.

You will hear about both sides of this community, the Anglophone bosses and the Francophone workers. You will also learn about the much publicized 1931 mill strike and the explosive school board strike of 1951, two events that galvanized this young community.

Maurice Guibord's presentation to the British Columbia Genealogical Society in March 2009 on Francophones in the Lower Mainland was very well attended and Maurice is now offering this historical tour of Maillardville in Coquitlam.

Maurice has been involved in museums for over 25 years, both in the curatorial and programming spheres. In that context, he has researched many themes and collections, and enjoys the surprises that historical research brings. He is involved in the city's Francophone community, both on radio and television, as an historical correspondent.

As a founding member of Heritage Vancouver and the Programs Coordinator at Burnaby Village Museum, he remains active in providing walking tours of various Vancouver neighbourhoods and Burnaby cemeteries. He is also a member of the British Columbia Genealogical Society.

1-3 pm, Sunday, May 3, rain or shine. $10/person. Pay there.
Meet in front of Place des Arts, on Heritage Square,
Brunette and King Edward Ave., Coquitlam.

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