Thursday, October 25, 2012

Premier viewing of Consciousness

Consciousness  ( Part III )   a film by lisa g
Part III - Riverview Hospital Story Project

The story of Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith, a mid-century asylum psychiatrist with a life-long connection to British Columbia’s Riverview Hospital, a passion for the psychiatric movement and an unending commitment to his patients.
Featuring archival film and photography, this story spans forty years of mental health history.
Hosted by: Heidi Currie, Faculty of Criminology
In Attendance:
Director: lisa g
Riverview Hospital Historical Society: Anna Tremere
Former Psychiatrist and Unit Director at Riverview Hospital: Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith
Film run time 25 minutes. Q and A , refreshments to follow.

Premiere Screening.

Thursday, November 15, 2012  at 7 pm, in Room A1470 Lecture Theatre, David Lam Campus

Produced with the generous support of Douglas College & The Riverview Historical Society.

Lisa G. Neilsen ( her Vimeo page )  created two other videos about the site a few years ago.

Asylum.  ( Part I ) on Vimeo
Bedlam. ( Part II ) on Vimeo
Consciousness  (Part III) on Vimeo

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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