Friday, May 4, 2012

May 2012

Yikes! The time has come to get out to any meetings that pertain to the site, and voice your concerns, (in some of them anyway!)

NEEDED! Could you be available on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 pm to help us convey a message to the government about the Riverview Lands?

There is a meeting of the Coquitlam City Riverview Lands Advisory Committee at  (2 - 4 pm), in the Committee Room at Coquitlam City Hall.  Representatives from the Provincial Government will attend to discuss their plans for Riverview after the hospital closes in July of this year. 
Meetings are open to members the public to observe but not to speak; but a large body count speaks volumes!.

Riverview Lands Heritage Conservation Planning
Public Drop-in Workshops
May 22, 2012 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
The Outlet - Work Room, Port Coquitlam

May 23, 2012 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Executive Plaza Hotel - Aspen Room, Coquitlam

Open House
June 11, 2012 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Mabbett Room, Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, Port Coquitlam

June 12, 2012 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Centennial Room, Coquitlam Recreation Centre, Coquitlam

These are being hosted by:
big think communications inc. ( Warning ! Java )

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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