Time: 7pm to 9pm, Thursday, May 26
Where: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Ave, Vancouver
Who: Co-presented by the Heritage Vancouver Society and The Land Conservancy of BC

Admission: $75 TLC and Heritage Vancouver members; $100 non-members (tax receipt will be issued; this event is a fundraiser for renovations to expand the living-room of the house to make room for public events)
Ticket information: www.heritagevancouver.org

Event

Join Canadian author Joy Kogawa and heritage consultant Donald Luxton for an evening of story telling, and celebration of a significant Vancouver Heritage Success Story. This is a unique opportunity to experience Joy in conversation with Donald as she reminisces about her childhood memories of living at 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver. Joy and Donald will also take you on guided tours of the house and garden and you will have the opportunity to discover The Land Conservancy’s restoration plans for the site. The event is a fundraiser in support of the restoration of the house and of Heritage Vancouver’s heritage conservation initiatives.

Background

The Historic Joy Kogawa House was featured on Heritage Vancouver’s 2005 Top Ten Endangered Sites at a time when demolition of the building seemed inevitable. Thanks to the efforts of The Land Conservancy of BC (TLC) and a grassroots organization of community activists, donations were received from more than 500 people across Canada and the house was purchased in 2006. The Kogawa House has special literary significance as the childhood home of acclaimed Canadian author Joy Kogawa, and now operates as a writer’s centre that regularly hosts literary events and an annual writer-in-residence program. The Land Conservancy is about to embark on restoration of this important Vancouver landmark house. It has been identified as one of Heritage Vancouver’s Success Stories.

Tickets available using PayPal at www.heritagevancouver.org.