Running the Torch Run: 

Sunday, February 24, 2018  2:00pm
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 Hostwill 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 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).

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.


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.

What Did You Miss?

Murder by Milkshake
The Friends of the Vancouver City Archives presented Eve Lazarus talking about her latest book, Murder by Milkshake: An Astonishing True Story of Adultery, Arsenic, and a Charismatic Killer

The Roads to Nowhere
A walking tour of the Georgia Viaducts

Tea, Talk and Treats – was an exclusive summer evening in Vancouver’s Chinese Garden with Professor Alison Bailey talk about traditional concepts and artistic and poetic representations of the Chinese garden.

Hugh Pickett Gala
Friends of the Vancouver City Archives hosted the Hugh Pickett Gala October 16, 2017, at the Sylvia Hotel – one of Hugh Pickett’s favourite Vancouver hang-outs.

Aaron Chapman and the Last Gang in Town!
Author/historian Aaron Chapman presented his latest best-selling book The Last Gang in Town which covers a fascinating period of Vancouver crime history in the early 1970s.

Vaudeville and Vancouver!
Civic historian John Atkin and artist Tom Carter presented an illustrated look at this uproarious era of traveling performers and elaborate theatres for the annual October fundraising event.