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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Grand Reopening of Carnegie Centre and the 125th birthday of Vancouver on Oct 14, 2001 in Vancouver Downtrown Eastside (DTES)

R I B B O N
C U T T I N G
FRONT STEPS
9:00 AM

CARNEGIE SCAVENGER HUNT

How well do you know Carnegie past
and present? Test yourself with the
Carnegie Scavenger Hunt. Scavenger
Hunt sheets are available
throughout the building. You can find
the answers to the Scavenger Hunt
questions in the Carnegie Centre,
either in one of the historical photographs
displayed throughout the
building, or in the building itself.
Stumped? Want to find out how you
did? Come and check your answers
in the Library.

1st FLOOR
10:00 – Noon Button making with Beth
Davies – Make your very own Carnegie keepsake –
create a Carnegie button from images designed by
Carnegie patrons. (Table by Library)
4:00 ‐ 4:30 PM Artist talk on Summer City Street
mural – Richard Tetrault will talk about his 1978
mural which has graced the 1st floor of the Centre
since the early 80’s. He has restored the mural on
the occasion of this reopening celebration. Special
gift for attendees! (Games Room)

T H E A T R E
1:30 – 2:30 Storytelling with Randy Tait – First Nations Storytelling with Nisga’a artist, dancer, and storyteller Randy Tait
2:30 – 3:00 Aboriginal Drumming – Buffalo Spirit Drum with Sam George
3:00 – 4:00 Official Ceremony – Join us for celebratory words, a medley of peace songs by the Carnegie Village Choir, a
staged reading of Sandy Cameron’s poem “One Hundred Years of Struggle” and refreshments, including party cake.
6:00 – 7:00 Fire, Wind & Ice – Actors and performers from the Carnegie Theatre workshop present a repeat performance
on Fire, and & Ice. On June 13th, 1886, 125 years ago, sparks from a clear cut fire in False Creek leapt into an inferno that
destroyed the new city of Vancouver. See what happens in a story of the Great Fire.

7:30 – 9:30 Documentaries
• CBC Special on the opening of Carnegie Community Centre (1980) 15 min
• Carnegie Stories by Librarian Nancy Stubbs for Vancouver Stories 125 (2011) 3 min 24 sec
• Summer Afternoon (1956) 25 min Two boys exploring Chinatown and the waterfront in the 1950’s.
• Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story (2003) 51 min Story about Japanese Canadian baseball
team that played at Oppenheimer Park before WWII.

D I N I N G R O O M 2nd Floor
Acoustic Music Showcase with:
11:30 Stan Hudac
12:00 Nancy Delyzer
12:30 Kat Norris
1:00 Brian Brinsmead
2:00 Dalannah Gail Bowen
2:30 Earle Peach & Gathering Place Choir
4:30 Sean Gunn
5:00 John Cote
5:30 Ricky Lavallee

2 – 4 Portrait Drawing with Felicity
Don. Join in as an artist or a model!
2nd Floor All Day Carnegie Images
Slide show will be playing on the TV Screen

A S S O C I A T I O N O F F I C E
2nd Floor
11:00 – 3:00 Displays of past campaigns,
photo albums, publications and stories about
the history of the Carnegie Community
Centre Association and the Carnegie
Community Action Project.

C L A S S R O O M I I 3rd Floor
9:30 – 11:30 First Nations Journey class – Come and learn about the history of First
Nations people in this neighbourhood from Capilano University instructor Gary Johnston.

A R T G A L L E R Y 3rd Floor
12:30 – 1:30 Artist Talk – Meet local artist Ron Horsefall, Ron J. Ward and
Diane Wood at a reception for their group exhibit, Bone, Beads and Dolls, a
display of art dolls, beadwork, and traditional and contemporary Native regalia.
2:00 – 3:00 Historical Postcards (TBD) with Dick Billingsley
4:00 – 6:00 “Chindi Revolution – what the anarchist cook book left
out” with Karenza – In Hindi dialect chindi means scraps or rags. Rags is thetrade name for clothing. Have a chat with Karenza about her clothing work and her upcoming show at W2.

L E A R N I N G C E N T R E 3rd Floor
1:00 – 3:00 Open House and Presentation – The Learning
Centre will be open to visitors who are interested in finding out
about education programs. At 1:30, students, volunteers, and
staff will read their stories on two themes: “I came to
Vancouver …” and “I grew up in Vancouver …”

Carnegie Street Band In and around
the building starting at 4pm in the Theatre.

COMPLIMENTARY
LUNCH
Noon to 2
2nd Floor Concession

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