Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Catching up

Sad news to report we lost Sue Haberger to pancreatic cancer a few days ago, she was a passionate supporter of Riverview for many years.
Haberger remembered as Riverview crusader

Susan and her mom, Liz were highlighted in this article from August 2012,
 RIVERVIEW STORIES: Mother and daughter sing for Riverview

 Riverview Redevelopment inquiries, please call 604-524-7946.
Back to the "old" way of dealing with the health government! A Phone! "give em a call"

 You can read online the Riverview Hospital Legacy book

Daughter writes, mother reconciles

Troubled teen, mother living in a nightmare
 Woman says 15-year-old daughter isn't getting the help she needs

Editorial: Mentally ill offenders need care, not more jail

Jail is quickly becoming the way the governments manage mental health issues. The American way !

 A postcard of the Crease Clinic, Essondale.  ( from SFU Library )

 Another postcard of Essondale.  ( from SFU Library )
Both of these postcards appear to be from the 1930's

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