At Presentation House

Chief Dan George: Actor and Activist

Open Thursday through Sunday. Closed Statutory Holidays

Longshoreman, actor, musician, lecturer, poet, activist, environmentalist and First Nations leader; Dan George (born Geswanouth Slahoot) is well remembered. Raised on Burrard Indian Reserve #3, the son of hereditary chief George Sla-holt, he spent much of his life working as a longshoreman and logger. His acting career began in his 60s (during the 1960s and 70s) when Dan George appeared in many television, movie and stage productions. At that time, he worked to promote a better understanding of First Nations people and to challenge their portrayal on screen. Although focused on Dan George, the exhibition will also delve into significant events and individuals in the First Nations rights movement in BC and Canada.

Supported by the Government of Canada.

Sponsored by CBC Vancouver.

À la Presentation House

Chef Dan George : acteur et militant

Ouverture le 22 juin 2017 jusqu’en avril 2018 (du jeudi au dimanche, de 12h à 17h, entrée gratuite.)

Débardeur, acteur, musicien, orateur, poète, militant, écologiste et chef des Premières Nations; Dan George (né Geswanouth Slahoot) est inscrit dans nos mémoires pour bien des raisons. Élevé dans la Réserve indienne Burrard nº 3, fils du chef héréditaire, George Sla-holt, il a travaillé une grande partie de sa vie comme débardeur et bûcheron. Il a commencé sa carrière d’acteur plus tard dans sa vie, dans les années 1960 et 70. Dan George est apparu dans de nombreuses productions télévisées, du cinéma et du spectacle dans lesquelles il a tenté de promouvoir une meilleure compréhension des Premières Nations et a remis en question leur représentation à l’écran. Bien que portée sur Dan George, l’exposition se penche aussi sur des événements importants du mouvement des droits autochtones de la Colombie-Britannique et du Canada.

L’exposition Chef Dan George : acteur et militant est soutenue par le gouvernement du Canada et parrainée par CBC Vancouver.

The North Vancouver Story

ex-permanIn one of the world’s most spectacular settings, human activity has shaped the environment and has been shaped by it. Learn the story of North Vancouver’s rise from an isolated logging town to today’s dynamic urban community. The permanent exhibition gallery encapsulates 150 years of history, from pre-contact times to the present, using artifacts and photographs in themed displays to tell the unique story of the community and its people.


At the Community History Centre

Steppin’ Out: Street Photography of Foncie Pulice

Foncie thumbnail 14306 (3)Foncie Pulice was a street photographer who operated in Vancouver from the 1937 to 1979. Among the many thousands who passed by his camera were people who lived or worked on the North Shore. Whether running to catch the ferry, shopping, or taking a date to the movies, the odds of being captured on camera were excellent. Getting your photo taken was part of the experience of being downtown. Over the 40 years of Foncie’s career, families could accumulate mementos of courtship, family growth, and career, in these snapshots of moments in Vancouver. The people seen here led very different lives – but Foncie had a gift for capturing a moment, for each of them, of cheerful confidence, “steppin’ out” into the future.


At the City Library

North Shore Rescue Achievement

North Shore RescueNature, especially in our mountainous back-country areas, can be dangerous. Those who head out into wilderness areas had better be well -prepared! Too often they are not; on the North Shore, the need for frequent and professional rescues has been met by a community-based volunteer organization.

North Shore Rescue  has provided search and rescue operations focusing on mountain, canyon, urban and helicopter rescues since 1965.


Past Exhibits

Water’s Edge: Stories from the North Shore of Burrard Inlet

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ex-frankLeonard Frank: Master Photographer

ex-mahonImagining North Vancouver: Edward Mahon and His Legacy

ex-baxterIAIN BAXTER&: Information/Location, North Vancouver

ex-madeMade in BC: Home-grown Design

ex-entwinedEntwined Histories: Gifts from the Maisie Hurley Collection
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ex-squamishSkxwúmish Úxwumixw: The Squamish Community: Our People and Places

ex-leisterRita Leistner: Travels in First Nations

ex-tentLife Under Canvas: Tent Homes in Early North Vancouver