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

Hear about the new Museum from Friends Society Members by clicking on the videos below.

Our Focus

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.

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).

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

Interested in joining the Board?

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
John Gilmour (President), Terry McAlduff (Vice President), Kenneth Izatt (Membership Director), Joan Fleischer ( Secretary), Delane Knight (Treasurer), Donna Oseen (Volunteer Director), Victor Elderton (Friends Appointee), Gregory Holmes, Terry Hood, Shirin Ismail, John Lakes , Robert McCormack, Mina Mashhour, Jennifer Pantel

Friends Leadership Circle Members
Don Bell, Justin Beveridge, Audrey Brown, Sharon Chubb, Bruce Coulbourn, Arthur Davies, Phil Webber and Nicole Deveaux, Audrey Dewan, Jonathan and Diane Ehling, Victor James Elderton, Kevin and Ronnaug Evans, Michael and Sharon Ewan, Anne Marie Ferguson, Joan Fleischer, James Fox, Paul Geddes, Sharon Gerbasi, John Gilmour, Jack Habart, Derek Hamill, Margaret Herman, Lori Herman, Gregory Holmes, Terry Hood, Stephen Irving, Shirin Ismail, Kenneth Izatt, Suzanne Izatt, Gilbert Joynt, John Kennedy, Jacqueline Kerstiens, Linda King, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Delane Knight, June Knight, John Lakes, Laurel Lawry, Brian Lawry, Paul McAlduff, Terry McAlduff, Robert McCormack, Dean McDonald, Donna McGeachie, Allan McMordie, Mina Mashhour, Lorrie Miller, Peter Miller, Jason Milne, Mel Monsell, Tom Mooney, Wendy Morrow-Donaldson, Hal Nelson, John O’Flynn, Judy Oberlander, Donna Oseen, Sanford Osler, Jennifer Pantel, David Perfitt, Matti Polychronis, Sharon Proctor, Donald Reid, Maureen Rennie, Shirley Sutherland, Joan Thornley, Tony Valente, Dianne Ward, Morag Wehrle, Wesley Wenhardt, Sandra White, Daniella Williamson.

(Revised: November 12, 2021)

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