Sunday, September 12, 2021


After a long wait, we finally did a treewalk; I missed the first one. At least 74 souls participated, a good turnout. 

a few photos from the September 12th event : the walk was led by arborist, Paul Buikema

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mary Steinhauser book

 So a book will be available...

Port Coquitlam author reveals sister's hostage-taking, death at B.C. jail

Previous posts about Mary Steinhauser  

May her memory live on....

Thursday, March 11, 2021

New name for the lands

 Riverview Hospital is renamed 'səmiq̓wəʔelə' as master planning starts on the Coquitlam site.

It will always be Riverview/ Essondale to me...


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The discussion continues...

 Daphne Bramham: Little has been learned from past 'solutions' for those with complex mental illnesses

 The need for a sanctuary for people with mental health issues, is greater than ever.


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