You're All Grown Up Vancouver

You're All Grown Up Vancouver

by Margaret Evans, Barb Wood




The author tells us the about the City of Vancouver, then and now. She takes us through a fun and factfilled tour of 100 years of Vancouver.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888399960
Publisher: Hancock House Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1987
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Margaret Evans has been writing professionally for 16 years. Her journalistic work has appeared not only in Canada but also in the United States, Europe, and the Orient. She has written on subjects ranging from scientific discoveries to interviews with television and film personalities.

The majority of Margaret Evans' work has concentrated on children. To her credit are numerous children's radio plays, film scripts, and television series, one of which was a Canpro award winner.

Her current project is the writing and production of a children's television series for national broadcasting, and a subsequent book series.

Margaret Evans lives on an acreage in the Fraser Valley with her husband, children, and a menagerie of pets.

Table of Contents

1. Infant Days8
Engineer Vancouver's 'Godfather'9
The three greenhorns12
The first train thrills us all15
The 'galloping' trolley . . .17
John ""Gassy Jack"" Deighton18
2. Off to School20
Kids can, too, spell21
Rules for teachers24
A lesson in loyalty24
When is an Island not really an Island?25
Dress codes for Students29
The case of Billy Butt-insky29
3. Having Fun30
Crazy George made music32
The creek, the fire, the fun!34
Bringing music to the city36
Vancouver on display: The PNE38
The thrill of a night time . . .40
The city had five sisters44
4. Growing up is hard to do45
Vancouver's Stanley Park Zoo48
The Vancouver Aquarium54
Highlights of 100 years of policing56
The Carey Fir Legend56
5. Protecting Vancouver57
The city's father say58
Dogs in police work60
Vancouver General Hospital . . .65
A great city67
A mammoth tale of dating70
6. For the sport of it all71
The origins of hockey74
The Royal Hudson Number 286076
7. Vancouver goes to work77
A test of faith80
The symbol of Chinese pigtails81
The silk train express . . .82
The cultivation of silk83
The Port of Vancouver . . .83
Golden Prairie nuggets91
Airways not for birds92
Vancouver International Airport94
The Story of Captain George Vancouver95
More books to read96
Mayors of the City of Vancouver IBC 

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