Monday, August 23, 2010

The Riley Park Stories Project

Although the Riley Park Stories Project has come to an end, the stories collected can continue to be explored and experienced on this blog.

These stories, collected from February 2009-July 2009, form a memory of this wonderful neighbourhood. Exploring these stories you can really understand the sense of the community, you can see how lives interconnect and you can piece together how this neighbourhood has grown.
Here are the direct links to the video stories:

Our Dad Percy
Conversation with Daphne
Seniors Diving Club
Tailored Memories
Full Circle
Generations Passing
The Columbia House
The Homeless Person
Fraser and 33rd Dissolve

Read a little, watch a short video, send a link to a friend, add a comment of your own memories and definitely, definitely come back again and again!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Many Many Thanks

Collecting stories for the past 6 months in the Riley Park Neighbourhood had been such an enriching experience.

I feel lucky to have been involved with such an amazing project and because of it have met some truly lovely people.

Right from the very beginning and down to the very last moment we knew we couldn't tell everyone's stories. We did our best with time we had.
Consider the blog just the tip of the iceberg!

On the final celebration screening we had a full house of friends, family, community members and staff. I have to say it was one of the warmest rooms I have been allowed to celebrate in!

Even during this screening we were again told many more stories!

On behalf of Lisa Walker and myself, lisa g, thank you for opening up to us. We hope to see you all again!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

studio: July 27th screening!

is celebrating community with a FREE SCREENING of collected stories on:
4:30 - 6:30pm
in the Assembly Room
(at the Riley Park Community Centre)
ALL Storytellers who attend will receive a complimentary compilation DVD of stories!

Friday, July 16, 2010

story: Our Dad Percy

Ralph and Ernie Norman spoke with artist in residence lisa g.
Here is part of their conversation:

Thanks to Ralph who wrote down some thoughts about his Dad.

Thanks also to The City Archives, The Vancouver Public Library and the Percy Norman Pool for the archival photographs.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

story: A Riley Park Soundwalk

Local artist Lindsey Bond put together this amazing Soundwalk that ties together many sites and stories from our blog!

Lindsey walked around the Riley Park neighbourhood and recorded the everyday noises around. By downloading the file to your iPod or CD player, you can follow along with her.

Please take a moment to visit her website. I hope many of you will be able to take this lovely walk and reflect on some Riley Park Stories!

Special thanks to Lindsey for this contribution.