Sunday, October 3, 2010

Media for October 2010

Media for October,many from the previous month. I will add more as the month progresses.

reply to article : Riverview deserves heritage designation

A 12 ½ minutes film entitled Bedlam part 2, is being shown at the David Lam campus of Douglas College on Monday, 25th at 5:30pm.  It shows old footage of the hospital before medication was widely used, hence the title of Bedlam.
Anna Tremere, founder of the Riverview Hosp. Historical Soc., and who also runs the museum, will be there, along with a nurse who was there at the age of 16 in 1945, and again from 1973 - 1988.
Documentary portrays life at Essondale  ( article in the Now newspaper about Bedlam )
Douglas doc on Riverview premieres Monday  ( article from the Tri-City News about Bedlam )

A packed house, and very well received premiere showing, including an extensive display of artifacts, photographs from the Riverview Museum. Great short almost 13 minute documentary of some of the situations a former nurse found herself in.

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, now has a Facebook page

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