FREE GUIDED TOUR – Vancouver’s FRANCOPHONE VILLAGE
Friday, May 5, 10 A.M.-NOON
Price: FREE to all
The Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique gets back to in-person events with this first partnership with Jane’s Walk. This tour will be offered by Maurice Guibord, historian and E.D. of the SHFCB
From the 1940s to 70s, over 1500 French-Canadians lived in the vicinity of the Francophone Saint-Sacrement church and school, both on Willow St. just south of 16th Ave. The community extended from Main to Oak streets and from Broadway to 20th Avenue. Along 16th Ave., Francophone services and businesses were established beside the Centre culturel francophone. After this community centre moved to W. 7th Ave. in the late 1970s, the businesses and then the residents spread out throughout the Lower Mainland.
We will walk from Main St. to Laurel St., so about 1.7 km. We will see the sites and buildings tied to this community and we will also visit Saint-Sacrement church, its original focal point.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
A son of the Granger family in front of Épicerie Granger Grocery, at Willow & 16th, 1917 (SHFCB),
And tour guide Maurice Guibord