Thursday, October 25, 2012

Premier viewing of Consciousness

Consciousness  ( Part III )   a film by lisa g
Part III - Riverview Hospital Story Project

The story of Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith, a mid-century asylum psychiatrist with a life-long connection to British Columbia’s Riverview Hospital, a passion for the psychiatric movement and an unending commitment to his patients.
Featuring archival film and photography, this story spans forty years of mental health history.
Hosted by: Heidi Currie, Faculty of Criminology
In Attendance:
Director: lisa g
Riverview Hospital Historical Society: Anna Tremere
Former Psychiatrist and Unit Director at Riverview Hospital: Dr. Ralph Arrowsmith
Film run time 25 minutes. Q and A , refreshments to follow.

Premiere Screening.

Thursday, November 15, 2012  at 7 pm, in Room A1470 Lecture Theatre, David Lam Campus

Produced with the generous support of Douglas College & The Riverview Historical Society.

Lisa G. Neilsen ( her Vimeo page )  created two other videos about the site a few years ago.

Asylum.  ( Part I ) on Vimeo
Bedlam. ( Part II ) on Vimeo
Consciousness  (Part III) on Vimeo

Saturday, October 6, 2012

October 2012

RIVERVIEW STORIES: Farm cultivated Riverview
Letters to editor: Sell Riverview? 'Beyond belief'
Riverview stakeholders wonder what's next
Not much time given to gather input, October 10.
"Go git em"

October 10 is World Mental Health Day
                            The World Federation for Mental Health

Riverview trust fund proposed;  If land is sold, group wants money to benefit vulnerable

What about the spiritual legacy of Riverview?

[ The theological needs were provided from day one; most of the larger buildings had an area set aside to be used as a chapel, and an area of reflection.]

Province not doing enough to help with mental health

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