Monday, July 15, 2013

RHCS display at the Port Coquitlam Heritage museum

I was in PoCo today, and went to visit the Heritage at Leigh Square, (museum), and surprise, surprise, there was a display about Riverview Hospital in place, apparently Norma G., had just installed it, and just left before I arrived. According to the website there is an official opening on Thursday July 18 at 6.30 pm. Be there, or be normal !    The display will be there for a few months apparently
A few pictures . . .
 A larger image of this table display, with a description is on Flickr
VIM Electric breast pump ( industrial size ! ) description and larger size photo at Flickr

 Cream can from Colony Farm; larger photo at Flickr

 Side-view of table display, larger image is available on Flickr

 Panoramic image of the display. The map on the left is difficult to view without a magnifying glass, but it is incredibly detailed.  Larger image is available on Flickr

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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