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Carnegie Centre grand opening Carnegie Community Centre (Vancouver, B.C.) Jan 20, 1980

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CARNEI IE ~~ . eNTRE 401 Main Street, Vancouver, Be t GRAND OPENING 'fI" . ~, January 20, 1980 .t~~ ~~~SI CARNEGIE CENTRE RESTOREV A6~e~ 12 yea~~ 06 da~kne~~, Ca~negie Cen~~e will onee again ligh~ up and enliven ~he eo~ne~ on Main and Ha~~ing~. Unoeeupied ~inee1968, Ci~y Couneil ag~eed in 1975 ~o ~~an~60~m ~he 60~me~ lib~a~y and la~e~ mu~eum in~o a eommuni~y een~~e. A p~opo~al by ~he Vown~own Ea~~~ide Re~iden~~ A~~oeia~ion in 1975 p~ovided ~he impe~u~ 60~ ~he Cen~~e'~ ~e~~o~a~io n. Wi~h Couneil endo~~emen~, ~he Vi~ee~o~ on Soeial Planning no~med a Planning Advi~o~y Commi~~ee eomp~i~ed on loeal ~e~iden~~ and ageney ~ep~e~en~a~ive~ in 1976 ~o pian and develop Ca~negie Cen~~e'~ ~e~~o~a~ion, addi~ion and p~og~am. The ni~m 06 Vown~-A~ehambaul~, appoin~ed p~ojee~ a~ehi~ee~~ in MaYan 1977, have done an ou~~~anding job on e~ea~ing wa~m, u~eable, in~e~io~ ~paee~. The addi~ion, ineluding gymna~ium and pe~no~ming ~paee~, i~ no~ me~ely an appendage ~o, bu~ ~a~he~ an enhaneemen~ on ~he aid building. Ci~y Couneil app~oved a $L.6 million ~eeon~~~ue~ion ~ende~ in Sep~embe~, 1978 and an addi~ional $150,000 in 1979 ~o eomple~e ail bu~ ~he building'~ ba~emen~. Membe~~ on Couneil a~e ~o be eommended no~ ~hei~ deei~ion ~o ~ehabili~a~e ~hi~ he~i~age building. Now, yea~~ n~om ~he ini~ial p~opo~al by V.E.R.A., Ca~negie Cen~~e open~ i~~ doo~~ ~o ail people living and wo~king in ~he ~u~~ounding neighbou~hood~. I~ oHe~~ eduea~ion., ~ee~ea~ion, lib~a~y, pe~60~ming a~~~ and ~oeial p~og~am~ a~ well a~ ~paee~ 60~ you~ enjoymen~ and well-being. PROGRAM SCHEVULE 1:00 P.M. - Voo~ open to public 60~ in6oromal toun6 on the b uil.cUng 2: 00 P. M. - OpeMng CMemOMeA in the theatlte - r~oduetion Ubby VavieA, Ma..6tM 0 n Ce~emOMeA - We1.come Mayo~ Jack Vo£Aich - The Cha..U.enge Atderoman H~ Rankin Community SMviceA Committee Chainman - Looking Back on the P~jeet Voug P~dy, Vepu.ty V~eeto~ 06 Soual PlanMng - Looking Fo~~d Jim McVowetl, C~negie Ce~e V~eeto~ - r~oducUon 06 Speual GUeAU · CMnegie Ub~ .6ta66 · C~negie Ce~e buil.de~ • C~negie Ce~e ~chiteet.6 · CMnegie Ce~e togo deAign winne~ 3:00 P.M. - Re6~eAhment.6 * * * LIBRARY CAR NEG I E C E NTR E SER V ICE S 7,000 poputa~ pap~~baQk~ da~ty pap~~~, magaz~n~~ ~~~~a~Qh a~~~~~anQ~ ~~ad~ng ~oom, Qh~~~, toung~ RECREATION-CULTURAL gym ~po~~~ ~h~a~~~ ~v ~n~~ ~x. ~~Q~~ ~ ~o om b~tt~a~d~ p~ng po ng ~abt~ gam~~ k~~Qh~n a~~~-Q~an~~ EDUCATION (w~~kty ~Qh~dut~~ ~o b~ po~~~d) Engt~~h nO~ ~boa~-p~opt~~ (VCC) Cook~ng on a ho~ pta~~ - m~n onty (VSB) Nu~~~~~on nO~ Ind~an wom~n (VSB) C~~m~notogy 101, 152 (USF) HOURS: 1:00 P.M. ~o 9:00 P.M. CLOSED SATURDAY * * * The UBC Library and UBC Learning Exchange would like to thank the following participant for her contributions to digitizing this community-generated document: Brookes Bayfield This community-generated work was digitized and deposited to cIRcle, UBC's open access digital repository, as part of the Digitizing Community Memories project of the Making Research Accessible in the Downtown Eastside initiative (MRAi). In collaboration with the UBC Learning Exchange and UBC Library, the project provided training and support for community members in the Downtown Eastside to digitize and make openly available community-generated materials.  This project aimed to increase access to historic Carnegie Centre publications and preserve these unique materials for years to come.  For more information on this project and the UBC Learning Exchange, please visit learningexchange.ubc.ca  September 13, 2017 

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