Treasures from the Attic
Some tremendous finds were revealed at the April 27 Treasures from the Attic program. Our appraisors were treated to a look at First Nations argillite poles, stunning jewelry and some unusual paintings. Thank you to everyone who participated in this successful fundraiser for the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society.
Photos from the 2013 Programs
Shipyard Tour for Translation Group
This spring, Shipyard Sal presented a historical walking tour for the International Teaching Assistants Interpretation and Translation Program at the Lifelong Learning Continuing Studies Department, SFU. The aim was to help future translators interpret English language tours and facilitate effective cross-cultural communication. This group came prepared with some amazing questions about the historical development of the shipyard and the impact it had on the community of North Vancouver. Each student took a turn asking a question in English and translating Shipyard Sal's response into Mandarin. It was a very engaging and positive experience for everyone involved, including Sal!
Youth Team at Work
For the past few months members of the NVMA Youth Team have been creating videos about Heritage Fair. These videos will be shown to students and teachers to encourage participation in the Sea to Sky Heritage Fair program. Videographer and instructor Brian Lye is shown with North Vancouver students Isabella and Laura.
Photos from the 2012 Programs
Lynn Valley Elementary Pumpkin Patch
Did you know that the history of Halloween began over 2000 years ago? At Lynn Valley Elementary’s annual Pumpkin Patch event, kids and parents decorated Trick-or-Treat Bags with Autumn themed archival photographs. Each child learned about the history of Halloween and received a chocolate treat to start off their bag! NVMA Youth Team members helped the children make their bags look extra ghoulish with frightening stamps and stickers.
Spring Break 2012: BC Design for Kids
BC Design for Kids allowed youngsters to get up close to some innovative pieces of work. With deep sea diving suits, mountain bikes and more, the children explored the concept of applied arts while marveling at the incredible designs of artists and engineers from around the province. Hands-on games and activities such as print making, bridge building and doodle designs inspired them to become the next generation of ingenious inventors.
And the winners are...1st prize to Alexandra Kropova for Pearls from Europe; second place to Lydia Elias for Shell Teapot; third place to Dave Brett for Grandpa’s Piano.
Thanks to everyone who participated and to our sponsors including Arc’teryx, Nuytco Research Ltd., North Vancouver’s Café for Contemporary Art, and Cove Bike Shop.