In May 2020, the NVMA launched #NorthVanStories. Designed as a way to capture history in the making, #NorthVanStories sought to document the experience of our North Vancouver community during COVID-19 by encouraging folks to share content they’ve created since the pandemic began back in March.
We were delighted to receive close to 200 submissions. The north shore community shared photography, sketches, poems, homework assignments and even the script to a screenplay. Thank you to everyone who took the time to contribute!
It’s clear that our north shore community loves nature, family and dogs. Throughout the pandemic, our community has found strength in the natural environment – hiking the forest trails with our children and running along the sandy shores of Burrard Inlet with our dogs.
We are also a creative community – expressing our support for healthcare workers with colourful chalk drawings and painted rocks placed lovingly along pathways. And last but not least, we are resilient – local businesses continuing to provide necessary services and fresh food for our community by working together in new ways.
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And, as the situation around the pandemic continues to evolve, we encourage you to keep using #NorthVanStories to share your experiences. Our Archival team will manage this unique digital collection and make it available for future generations.
To view the entire #NorthVanStories collection, check out our website.
We rely on contributions, monthly or one-time gifts, to help MONOVA safeguard and expand our community’s archival and museum collections, build learning experiences and inspire future generations.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum & Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.