Tout est Ici: A Walking Tour with Maurice Guibord

Walking Tour
TOUT EST ICI: A WALKING TOUR OF THE EARLY FRANCOPHONES OF VANCOUVER with Maurice Guibord 
Sunday November 3, 10am – 11:30am 
Meet at Victory Square, SW corner of Hastings and Cambie
Maurice Guibord - photo Peter MeyAmong the early settlers of Gastown and Vancouver were Francophone hoteliers, shopkeepers, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and many others. They came from eastern Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland, and they formed a linguistic community in the new town. This walking tour will take you through Gastown and the Downtown Eastside to see where some of them set up their businesses, and where some changed the landscape of Vancouver. Maurice has been involved in culture and heritage for almost thirty years and is active in the local and national Francophone media as a spokesperson and chronicler. $10 for non-residents, pay-what-you-can for local residents.

* Don’t forget to set your clocks back Saturday night!

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