Saturday, August 4, 2012

August 2012

RIVERVIEW STORIES: Mother and daughter sing for Riverview
    [ You see and hear a little of their antics, in a post on here from last June  Mention is made of John Davidson, AKA Botany John is this article, find out more about him Here.]
I missed posting on of the ongoing Riverview Stories; so here it is:
   RIVERVIEW STORIES: Exercising patients, a therapeutic philosophy
   RIVERVIEW STORIES: The place they went to visit

Letters to the Editor:  Save Riverview grounds

The ongoing sad saga of health care for many patients who many of which were former residents of Riverview Hospital. Where the profit is not enough, out on the street you go!

Former Riverview residents in limbo;  Fraser Health scrambling to house 71 seniors
A PDF of the letters sent to the family members a while ago now.

Coroner's inquest into death of woman at Riverview
Missing forensic patient returns  [Although he was captured by police, so he did not return willingly.]

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