Join the Friends Society

The Friends Society support’s MONOVA’s objectives to transform the way people experience North Vancouver’s stories through innovative programming.

We invest in programs and exhibits that ignite curious minds including:   

  • Authentic sharing of Indigenous knowledge and First Peoples Principles of Learning.
  • Sensory Friendly Mornings that offer children with autism spectrum disorder tailored museum visits in a calm atmosphere.
  • Experiencing the Archives in new ways with online archival exhibits and #NorthVanStories Living History project.
  • School curriculum-based activities for pre-schoolers to teens.
  • Thought-provoking exhibits and events, and so much more.

Our Focus

We are a charity and membership organization dedicated to develop awareness of our community history by supporting and raising funds for MONOVA.

The Friends Society and MONOVA are in the midst of a fundraising campaign called “Bringing Stories To Life.” We are almost 90% of the way to fulfilling our $1.5 million goal.

Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.

Get Involved

Anybody can show their support by purchasing a Friends Leadership Circle Membership. Members enjoy a full range of benefits including an annual Museum pass and partial tax receipt (full benefit list).

Our People

Friends Leadership Circle Members can apply to be on the Board of Directors which are voted on annually at the Friends Society AGM. Apply to become a Board Member by emailing John Gilmour, President at

Board of Directors
Victor Elderton, Joan Fleischer, John Gilmour, Gregory Holmes, Terry Hood, Shirin Ismail, Kenneth Izatt, Delane Knight, John Lakes, Terry McAlduff, Robert McCormack, Donna McGeachie, Donna Oseen

Friends Leadership Circle Members
Don Bell, Justin Beveridge, Bruce Coulbourn, Nicole Deveaux, Audrey Dewan, Jonathan Ehling, Dianne Ehling, Colleen Elderton, Carol Ellis, Kevin Evans, Ronnaug, Anne Marie Ferguson, James Fox, Paul Geddes, Derek Hamill, Lori Herman, Stephen Irving, Suzanne Izatt, Gilbert Joynt, John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kerstiens, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Delane Knight, Brian Lawry, Christian Jack Lawry, Laurel Lawry, Paul McAlduff, Dean McDonald, Allan McMordie, Peter Miller, Jason Milne, Mel Monsell, Judy Oberlander & Associates Inc, John O’Flynn, David Perfitt, Matti Polychronis, Maureen Rennie, Shirley Sutherland, Joan Thornley, Tony Valente, Dianne Ward, Phillip Webber, Morag Wehrle, Wesley Wenhardt, Sandra White

(Revised: 25 February 2021)

Refer to the North Shore News’s recent Connect with Charitable Organizations feature for more information.