“Tales From the West End” is an evening to explore and experience our community through stories about our common past. The event is held at JJ Bean Coffee Roasters (1209 Bidwell Street), one of Vancouver’s intriguing historic buildings formerly known as “Maxine’s Hideaway”.

This month retired UBC history professor and author Bob McDonald is our featured storyteller.  Bob specialized in teaching BC History and published a book on early Vancouver history, “Making Vancouver”. His story will focus on an early West End family, the Bell-Irvings. You are encouraged to listen, sketch or bring your own stories and historic photographs of the West End to share with the community.

Event Details

  • Tuesday, October 18, 5:45pm – 7:30pm, storytelling from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
  • JJ Bean Coffee Shop (1209 Bidwell Street)
  • Admission is free
  • Complimentary coffee and tea courtesy of JJ Bean Coffee Roasters

Sketch by Lea Chambers.