Places That Matter plaque at Celtic Cannery
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s
Places That Matter plaque presentation
Celtic Cannery, Saturday, June 8, 2pm
You’re invited to Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Places That Matter plaque presentation for Celtic Cannery, Saturday, June 8th at 2pm. Please help us spread the word about the commemoration.
Please meet at the foot of Blenheim and Celtic Ave, where the public greenway begins.
Everyone is invited to attend and share stories of life pre-1942 when approximately 25 Japanese Canadian families employed in the fishing industry lived in the area before being forcibly removed and relocated. They lived in row housing, on BC Packers land on Celtic and Deering Island, and along the Slough. Some of the last evidence of the community, like a board and batten net storage and drying shed, was destroyed in a fire in 1995.
If you lived at Celtic or are a descendant of a family who lived in Celtic, or have stories related to the Japanese Community at Southlands, please contact Jessica Quan, Special Project Coordinator, Vancouver Heritage Foundation.
Plaque Sponsorship of Celtic Cannery is available. If you are interested in sponsoring this plaque on behalf of someone else, in your name, etc, the money will go toward supporting the Places That Matter plaque project as a whole.
Jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org or call 604.264.9642 #305.