Friday, September 9, 2011

September 2011

Three patients now missing; it must be contagious

Cao Phan FOUND
Robert Cheng FOUND
Linda Muriel Stephen

Silly season has started ! Municipal elections in November;

PHOTOS: Should this hospital be in Coquitlam? City wants Columbian moved
Move Royal Columbian Hospital to Riverview?

Related to health care:
Community Living B.C. cuts cause pain

Colony Farm Industrialization scheme

TREEFEST 2011 on the Riverview Hospital grounds; everyone is welcome.

TREE TOURS: The Popular Tree Tours which highlight some of the more than 1,900 trees on the site
11am, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm - leaving from beside the HEY building

There will be a Heritage walk with Don Luxton, well-known heritage consultant and member of the Vancouver Heritage Society who knows the grounds well. It will include walking to the main heritage buildings, but NOT inside.

Children of all ages will enjoy this wonderful walk. - leaving from near the HEY building.


"The Healing Power of Trees": Jay Peachy  

"Horticulture Therapy": Katie Hughes

ARTS: local artists on site displaying, demonstrating & selling their work.

1:30 – 2:30 pm Stringz Aloud Finnie’s Garden Susan Vigneux and Don Kellett, play swing, jazz, traditional music using guitars, mandolin.
2:30 – 4:30 pm Dragana Hajduk Finnie’s Garden
11:00 am –12:30 pm Ernie Higgins, plays a guitar North side of HEY near concession 
12:45 – 2:15 pm The Acchords North side of HEY near concession
2:30 – 4:00 pm Sharmaine and Luvena Kwong North side of HEY near concession 

BLACKBERRY TEA: 1:30 - 4:30 - Blackberry tea served in Finnie’s Garden 
-Back again by popular demand. Tea will be served this year by volunteers from BMN & Maple Creek streamkeepers.


This Event is FREE no registration required. Lots of Free Parking!
If you require more information phone 604-927-3583 or email

Bring the entire family to this free annual celebration of trees on the Riverview Hospital Lands.

Treefest is supported by:
Riverview Hospital Historical Society

Treefest is organized in partnership with:

The Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, RHCS
"Speaking for the Trees since 1992"

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