Welcome

Since 1993 the Friends have worked to promote and improve public awareness of the Vancouver City Archives, its services and projects. We promote the use of the resources and services of the Archives by the general public and professionals, and support the development of archival services and facilities of the City of Vancouver.

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We encourage the  appreciation of the history of this amazing city and help individuals, businesses, clubs, and other groups to value their important documents and photographic images, including their donation and preservation by the City of Vancouver Archives. From family photo albums to corporate records, these resources become important to future generations of researchers, writers, genealogists and news reporters.

Events

Running the Torch Run

2:00pm at City of Vancouver Archives, ( 1150 Chestnut St in Vanier Park )

Tix: $20.00 available on Eventbrite

It’s been 9 years since the Winter Olympics were held in Vancouver! And 10 years since the start of the Olympic Torch relay that kicked the whole thing off. Leaving Victoria, BC in October 30, 2009 the torch travelled 45,000 km, across all thirteen provinces and territories, terminating in Vancouver 106 days later. 

How do you make something so complex and challenging come off without a hitch?

Well, Dave Doroghy, who spent almost four months on the road as a Shuttle Bus Host, will engage us with the logistics of the relay and how the thousands upon thousands of people from every corner of the country were brought together for this successful and important event.

Limited seating – get your tickets early. Funds raised by the Friends support the work of the City of Vancouver Archives, including making images from its photographic holdings available online.

Tickets: online at Eventbrite or for members only by phone (604) 736-8561
Additional donations are always welcomed.  Charitable receipts issued for donations over $25.

Dave Doroghy is an, International Sports Marketing Executive who has worked on two consecutive winning Olympic Bids – a unique distinction. Altogether, Dave has 25 years of experience in acquiring sponsors for major international sports initiatives and professional teams in Canada and around the world.

Dave was the Director of Sponsorship Sales for London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. (2003—2004). He also helped drive sponsorship sales for Vancouver’s successful bid to host the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (2002—2003).

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Friends AGM! With guest Ron Dutton

It time again for the Annual General Meeting of The Friends of the Vancouver City Archives on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:00pm

This year our guest speaker will be Ron Dutton, who will discuss his significant donation of the LGBTQ2+ archives to the City of Vancouver Archives in 2018.