Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Catching up

Sad news to report we lost Sue Haberger to pancreatic cancer a few days ago, she was a passionate supporter of Riverview for many years.
Haberger remembered as Riverview crusader

Susan and her mom, Liz were highlighted in this article from August 2012,
 RIVERVIEW STORIES: Mother and daughter sing for Riverview

 Riverview Redevelopment inquiries, please call 604-524-7946.
Back to the "old" way of dealing with the health government! A Phone! "give em a call"

 You can read online the Riverview Hospital Legacy book

Daughter writes, mother reconciles

Troubled teen, mother living in a nightmare
 Woman says 15-year-old daughter isn't getting the help she needs

Editorial: Mentally ill offenders need care, not more jail

Jail is quickly becoming the way the governments manage mental health issues. The American way !

 A postcard of the Crease Clinic, Essondale.  ( from SFU Library )

 Another postcard of Essondale.  ( from SFU Library )
Both of these postcards appear to be from the 1930's

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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