Sunday, January 7, 2018

long delay in posting

Sorry for the loooooong delays, in posting anything here, busy,busy,busy..     busy looking into the Boys Industrial School of Coquitlam, that was on the site from 1921-1954

Advocate worries Langley seniors complex becoming a 'Riverview satellite'

History before Riverview focus of Kwikwetlem First Nation
Heritage certificate program required for construction workers at the former mental hospital site in Coquitlam
[ ed note: the site has been so heavily altered through the years, that it would be very surprising to find anything to do with the First Nations on the site. Although a potatoe patch was noted in the Royal Engineers land surveying activities. And some interesting rock mounds nearby in Ranch Park, that were totally destroyed by the development.  ]

November 30, 2017:   Review of Riverview vision to start next year
Minister mum on next steps but said plan is to take another look at the Renewing Riverview document

November 21, 2017:    Editorial: Missed opportunity at Riverview
What concrete action is being taken to make Riverview a place for healing and wellness when the need is so great?

November 17, 2017: Updated: Premier commits to campus of care at Riverview
Coquitlam's Riverview grounds will be the site of a new centre for people with severe addiction and mental health challenges - Premier John Horgan said Friday it's the first step to better utilizing Riverview as a facility for health and wellness.

 B.C. government announces new mental-health and addiction centre at Riverview lands

December 1, 2017    Not enough services for mentally ill kids, says family of struggling boy

We speak to a Mission family with a mentally ill nine-year-old son, whose future they worry about without more support.
[ ed. note: Riverview did  look after children through the years; primarily overflow from the Woodlands school, when it was bursting at the seams. ]

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