Friday, December 11, 2009

National Historic Site, progress

Sent on behalf of Coquitlam Councillor Mae Reid
Dear Riverview Advisory Committee members:
Just a quick update to let you know that the City received a letter late last week from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada indicating that they have completed their preliminary review of the City's application which was submitted earlier this year (February/March 2009) as per Council direction to designate Riverview as a National Historic Site. Based on this preliminary review, the application will now move forward to the full Board for its consideration at its Fall 2010 meeting. The Board convenes twice a year to consider submissions. We will keep you posted on any new updates through 2010.
Wishing you all the best for the Holiday season and look forward to working with you in the New Year.
Regards
Rob Innes, Manager Community Planning

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Media for January 09

Oppal opens up on judges, police, the Charter THE GOOD

Quote: “The so-called professionals of the ’80s closed Riverview because of new age thinking that sent all those people onto the streets. Now police spend all their time monitoring them,” he said. A provincial initiative to re-open Riverview was shot down by Coquitlam City council. end quote.

Do not know where this last statement came from, very miss-informed.

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