Events

MONOVA is committed to creating interactive and engaging experiences with thought-provoking speakers and events that spark discussions and get to the heart of important issues.

At The Museum

You Are Here @ The Shipyards Free Community Day

Come celebrate the opening of MONOVA’s newest feature exhibit You Are Here @ The Shipyards with a Free Community Day!

This exhibit invites visitors to imagine The Shipyards in its earliest days – on the site of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) village of Eslhá7an – and follow its evolution as a vibrant waterfront community.

There will be family friendly activities exploring themes of the exhibition including:

Retrace the steps of the workers, dreamers, and innovators who reinvented the area time and time again.

December 11
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Meet The Makers Market

Come meet some of our favourite makers at the MONOVA Museum Store. These artisans will be onsite showcasing and selling their wares. Join us for this personalized shopping experience! Admission is free.

December 17
10am – 5pm

Jewellery:
Branwen Kemp Design
Toodlebunny
Alaska Heller

Pottery:
Estelle Liebenberg Fritz
Ling-Wei Yu

Wood/Ceramic:
Twice Turned

Print/Textiles:
The Hive Printing
Victoria Yahara Studio

Food:
Raven & Hummingbird Tea Co.
Short & Sweet Cookie Co

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STÉMXWULH: WOOLLY DOG WEAVINGS

Coming Soon: MONOVA will be displaying two Salish wooly dog weavings for a limited time.

Before colonial contact, Salish Woolly Dogs were highly regarded throughout the Salish territories. People raised them for their fur and cared for them as beloved companions in the home, typically feeding them the same food the family ate. Weavers mixed the dog hair with mountain goat hair, with varying proportions depending on the availability of materials, to create treasured textiles such as the ceremonial blankets.

Dates and Times: TBA

Supported by Indigenous Cultural Programmer Senaqwila Wyss.

AT THE MUSEUM

RIDING WITH CHANGE: HISTORY PERFORMED!

This 20 minute one-person show, Riding with Change, is ideal for groups of youth and adults who would enjoy a theatrical program.

Through this exciting and thoughtful show, explore MONOVA’s centrepiece installation, Streetcar #153. Hear from the riders, and learn about the pivotal role the streetcar played on the North Shore.

After the play, the actor-interpreter will engage in post-show dialogue and share some archival images. Duration: 30 mins (20 min performance with a 10 min post-show dialogue).

Available: Group Booking (minimum 10 people per group; age 10+)

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#NORTHVANSTORIES LIVING HISTORY

We invite you to take a moment to listen and experience the power of personal storytelling. Join in the laughter and open your heart to the sorrow, because we are learning that we are all in this together.

#NorthVanStories Living History video series is a part of Mayor Linda Buchanan’s Healthiest Small City Social Resiliency Collective.

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Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt

Get outside and explore North Vancouver with our Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt!

Use the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone to start exploring The Shipyards in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district. A great activity for youth and families.

Curious to learn more? All you need to do is download (click on logo below) the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone and look for the “Shipyard Pals Scavenger Hunt” in the Lower Lonsdale area. Read More

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Geocache Adventure of Shaketown

MONOVA is proud to present the GeoCache Adventure of Shaketown, a digital spin on the BC Culture Days walking tour we’ve done in previous years.

This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Archives of North Vancouver (3203 Institute Road) and will take you past several historical buildings and sculptures with skill-testing questions at each location.

Curious to learn more? All you need to do is download (click on logo below) the Geocaching Adventure Lab app on your smartphone and look for the “Shaketown” in the Lynn Valley area.

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