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.

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).

Make a GIFT of a Friends Leadership Circle Membership:

Interested in joining the Board?

Applications are accepted year-round:
Friends Society Board Recruitment Package

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

Friends Leadership Circle Members
Don Bell, Justin Beveridge, Audrey Brown, Kathleen Brown, Linda Buchanan, Chris Bywater, Dean McDonald and Carol Ellis, Sharon Chubb, Bruce Coulbourn, Arthur Davies, Sarah Davies, Nicole Deveaux, Audrey Dewan, Catharine Downes, Jonathan and Diane Ehling, Victor James and Colleen Elderton, Kevin and Ronnaugh Evans, Michael and Sharon Ewan, Anne Marie Ferguson, Joan Fleischer, James Fox, Paul Geddes, Sharon Gerbasi, John Gilmour, Michael Goldberg, Jack Habart, Jeremy and Maroulla Haile, Derek Hamill, Ginette Handfield, Doug Hatlelid, Lirica Hawkins, Lori Herman, Margaret Herman, Greg Holmes, Terry Hood, Debbie Hope, Martin Hughes, Stephen Irving, Shirin Ismail, Kenneth Izatt, Suzanne Izatt, Herb Jenkin, Gilbert Joynt, John Kennedy, Shirley Kepper, Jacqueline Kerstiens, Linda King, Audrey Kirkpatrick, Nancy Kirkpatrick, Marianna Klimek, Delane Knight, June Knight, John Lakes, Shannon Lavender, Brian Lawry, Jack Lawry, Laurel Lawry, Mary Anne Mackay, Mina Mashhour, Paul McAlduff, Terry McAlduff, Janice McCormack, Robert McCormack, Donna McGeachie, Rod and Beverly McKeen, Gayle McLelland, Allan McMordie, Sue McMordie, Anne Midzaine, Lorrie Miller, Peter Miller, Jason Milne, Mel Monsell, Tom Mooney, Wendy Morrow-Donaldson, Kristine Neely, Hal Nelson, John O’Flynn, Judy Oberlander, Donna Oseen, Sanford Osler, Anders Ourom, Jennifer Pantel, David Perfitt, Matti Polychronis, Sharon Proctor, Donald Reid, Maureen Rennie, Shirley Sutherland, Joan Thornley, Sally Tomlinson, Tony Valente, Dr.David Vass, Catie Wagstaffe, Dianne Ward, Phil Webber, Morag Wehrle, Wesley Wenhardt, Sandra White, Daniella Williamson, Florence Wilton, Greg Wong, Elizabeth Wootten, Julie Wytrwal, Morris Zallen

(Revised: March 8, 2022)

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