Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Illustrated Ideas for Riverview hospital

Well after a long wait the third round of  ideas and concepts, generated at the RenewingRiverview event has been placed online, for the public to comment on, apparently until mid-January.

Think  Art Therapy for the public.

 Have a look at the pages, and click away. ( Warning, very slow to load )

  Illustrated Ideas – Your turn to rate the features!
       
       There are 47 images to rate. These images came about from ideas put forward
by the participants in the break-out groups.

      There was actually other boards with artworks created prior, and during the event, that were also rated by the public as a whole at the event; they appear to NOT be shared online with the public.
Would have been nice to see those also shared with the public.

One observation is that nearly everything presented as an idea at the event was not new to the site in any way; most of the concepts had been fully integrated into the programs that were presented in the past at Riverview.  The only "new" concept was the idea of creating homes, on the site for the public; something which has always been greatly discouraged.  It is public land, not freehold.

 Other news:

Riverview confronts homelessness    [ Misleading headline ]

      The system for the mentally ill in B.C. is failing our families, advocate says.;
Brian Whitlock, diagnosed as mentally ill, isn’t the first case of a child apparently turning against their parent.
( some of the pro's would know that killers frequently started out killing animals first; so there is nothing new here. )

How does it work? CBT vs anti-depressants    CBT, being Cognitive behavioral therapy

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Art project

Art project focuses on Riverview Hospital patients
Through the grapevine I heard that there was a lot of material around, and that people were struggling with what to do with the patients effects; do you hide it away? or should it be shared freely?

Another ongoing project Lest WE Forget , documenting the people who served in the  Tri-Cites area, which of course includes Riverview.

[NOTE: I have been very busy, and recently hospitalized, so this project is taking shape slower than I would have liked it to; I have all of the information; it is just a tedious process to set it up as webpages. The Riverview Cemetery project is also slowly moving along;(nearly half-way through ) recently found another potential source of information Orders-in-Council  which sometimes give information about some of the people buried there.]

Save the Riverview Hospital lands

The Riverview Hospital lands, are under pressure to be developed into market housing. Help to save the lands as a healing sanctuary for the mentally ill of OUR Province.



Please join the Riverview Horticultural Centre Society,( RHCS ) Facebook page. Twitter too!

Please sign the On-line petition or download a Word document petition ,which is a more official type of petition.
Blogs, about the hospital grounds
Mike Farnworth,MLA; Facebook forum " Protect the Riverview Lands"
And another Facebook group: Riverview Preservation Society
this group also has a petition to sign.

Click-able Map of the Riverview site

BISCO -- Brookside-Leeside-Roadside -- Centre Lawn -- Colony Farm
Crease Clinic -- East Lawn -- Essondale Hospital
Finnie's Garden -- Henry Esson Young -- Hillside unit
Home for the Aged-Valleyview -- North Lawn
Nurses homes -- Pennington Hall -- TreeFest -- West Lawn
John Davidson; "Botany John" blog. He was the first Provincial Botanist, who created British Columbia's first Botanical Garden at Riverview.
Other groups involved Riverview Horticultural Centre Society
Who also have a media NEWS Blog
You can also download a 42 page report titled, For the future of Riverview created by the Riverview Task Force.
Or Burke Mountain Naturalists, report: The Riverview Hospital Site, Respecting its Past,Realizing its Future
Coquitlam has designated the buildings and grounds, as a heritage site.
Download the Statement of Significance; SoS report PDF

Tour through the grounds


Paul Buikema, of Progress Landscaping, created this video.

Treefest 2011 slideshow


A slideshow of images from the Tree festival of 2011. Created in HD. Enjoy.

Riverview trees

Finnie's Garden -- slideshow

Finnie's Garden -- Pond restoration slideshow

TreeFest -- slideshow