Monday, October 10, 2011

Magee Idol

Allison at her piano 
You never know!

1 minute 45 seconds

By Allison Cummings

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Kerrisdale Boyhood

Bob on MacDonald St in 2011
A childhood in nature...

3 minutes 15 seconds 

By Bob Ross

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Mansion

Dale on a summer's day 2011
A home like no other...

2 minutes 47 seconds 

By Dale Bredeson

Monday, October 3, 2011

From Flowergirl to FlowerPower

Pinky at a wedding in 2011
A life-changing experience

2 minutes 20 seconds 

By Pinky

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dancers on the Bus

Jeannie in her high school days-
photos by David Cooper
Racing from academic classes at Magee to dance classes at Arts Umbrella...

2 minutes 27 seconds 

By Jeannie Vanderkerkove

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Perfect Place

Kathleen and Eleanor outside Sweet E's
Finding a home...

2 minutes  40 seconds 

by Kathleen Tsang

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Opening Day of Little League!

Peggie-Ann talking with her son  
The thrill of a parade!

2 minutes 29 seconds 

By Peggie-Ann Kirk 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Little Bit Country

A life that thrives in nature.

3 minute 22 seconds

By Jennifer Maynard

Monday, September 19, 2011

bit here and a bit there

An accidental cooking class...

2 minute 9 seconds

By Nasreen Malik

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

From Wish to Reality

The inspiration of a lifetime! 

2 minute 45 seconds

By Jackie Byrn

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I "heart" My Life

The contentment of keeping busy, giving back and making a little money.

1 minute 4 seconds

By Olivia Duflon

Mom & Dad

A sweet tribute to two people and the community that inspired them.

2 minutes 22 seconds

By Barb Mikulec

Saturday, September 10, 2011

It's All About People

Sometimes a hardship can bring unexpected gifts.

3 minutes 17 seconds

By Keiko Honda

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Family Business

A produce store that, through a stroke of fate, stayed in the family.

4 minutes 10 seconds

By Girlie Koo

Monday, September 5, 2011


A lovely day soaking up the sun!

Remembering a path to the good life...

2 minute 26 seconds 

By Marie Armstrong

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A carver revisits the place by the Fraser River where his life found new meaning.

2 minutes 52 seconds

by Doug Baker
Originally collected for Vancouver Stories

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Sweet Friend

Emily with a chocolate gold medal! 

A friend in need is a friend indeed! 

1 minute 27 seconds 

By Emily 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lucky to Live Here

Timothy in the art room at KCC 
Living the good life!

3 minutes 10 seconds 

By Timothy Tsai

Monday, August 22, 2011

Homesick No More

Mavis with her husband and son in the 60's

The little things make all the difference... 

1 minute and 41 seconds 

By Mavis 

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Scarlet Jacket

Jean at a Canada Day celebration
Memories of poems and plays at the Crofton House Junior School...

2 minutes and 4 seconds 

By Jean Begg

Monday, August 8, 2011

Indian Cuisine on the Boulevard

Kamlesh and Jagmohan in the 1970's
A Real Family Business...

2 minutes 53 seconds

By Kamlesh and Jagmohan Pabla

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cuckoo Crossing

Madge in her comfy chair
A little poem remarking on a precious mechanical bird.

49 seconds 

By Madge Marlatt

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Competitive by Nature

An athlete from the community of Kerrisdale shares a few accomplishments.

2 minutes 46 seconds

by Helen Stewart Hunt

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Parks of My Childhood

Childhood memories of Marpole parks. 

1 minute 26 seconds

By Vivienne Van Slyke
Originally collected for Vancouver Stories

Sunday, July 24, 2011

37th and Mackenzie

Nan in her garden.

A childhood home full of memories.

1 minutes 53 seconds

By Nan Lawrence Spedding

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The House with the Monkey Tree

Susan in Kerrisdale May 2011 
A Delightful Place to Visit...

2 minutes 28 seconds 

By Susan Gordon

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Singing Habit

Felicidad Singing in Kerrisdale in June 2011

Anyplace, Anywhere...

2 minutes 32 seconds 

By Felicidad Rulli

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Childhood Journey

In her home in 2001.

Visiting an auntie in Kerrisdale

1 minute 5 seconds 

By Kathleen Crain

Monday, June 20, 2011

For the Love of Soccer

John on his back porch in 2011

Soccer across continents!

2 minutes 6 seconds
By John Blair

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Time to Paint

Dorothy as a Young Woman

A Dream Come True...

2 minutes 2 seconds 

By Dorothy Griffiths

Boyhood Memories

Dapper in 2011!

Highlights of being a kid in the 1940's

1 minute 4 seconds 

By Ross Crain

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cooking with Heart

Eran and Naama at their restaurant Gaia. 
A Very Special Restaurant
2 minutes 28 seconds 

By Eran and Naama Rozen

Friday, June 3, 2011

Best Friends

These two are always on the GO!
A connection in friendship is so special...

1 minute 6 seconds 

By Elena & Isabelle

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Way of Crows

Anna outside the Kerrisdale Community Centre in 2011 

Crow-watching around Kerrisdale 

1 minute 12 seconds 

By Anna Smith 

Monday, May 30, 2011

An Interesting Life

Out on the porch on April 31, 2011
The challenges of re-starting life in a new country...

2 minutes 52 seconds

By Mildred Harris Slack

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Daily

A winter picture of Brian!
A memory of a place of fun and freedom on four wheels.

3 minutes 6 seconds

By Brian Lye
Originally collected for Vancouver Stories

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Kerrisdale Vancouver Home

 May 19 - beside the Kerrisdale Senior Centre
A poem exploring how... when some doors close, new ones open.

1 minute 36 seconds 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Out My Window

Madge tries on her spring hat
Looking out onto 41st Avenue and Yew from the 9th floor...

1 minute 15 seconds 

By Madge Marlatt

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Golden Voice

A portrait of Eunice taken in 2010.
Remembering the performance of a lifetime!
2 minutes 33 seconds
By Eunice Tossell

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Long Life

Bess in 2011 in her homemade heritage outfit!

A long and busy life in Kerrisdale!
2 minutes 2 seconds
By Bess Wayslow

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Special Place in my Heart

Kristi revisits the ballet room of her youth
A recollection on how childhood activities lead to a career!

1 minute 8 seconds 

By Kristi Douglas

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Story Information Sessions - May

 Please join us to see the latest examples of stories collected so far!
Meet the artists and ask questions!
Bring a story idea or two! 

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 Tuesday May 17, 5:30 - 7:30pm 
Room 109

Thursday May 19, 10am-12pm
Senior's Lounge

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Josie and the Pussycats in Kerrisdale

The storyteller in 2011

Memories of working on a movie set in Kerrisdale.

1 minute 50 seconds 

By Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Carnarvon Street House 1967-1971

Ester and Niels in their Carnarvon Street living room 1970
Memories from a young family during their rental days in Kerrisdale.
1 minute 54 seconds

By Ester and Niels Nielsen

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Story Information Sessions - April

 Please join us to see some examples of stories - both local and beyond!
Meet the artists and ask questions!
Bring a story idea or two! 

1920's Kerrisdale home
Monday April 18, 11am-1pm 
Seniors Centre Lounge

1960's West 41st Ave
Wednesday April 20, 5-7pm 
Main Centre Lobby

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Special guest artists

Two special guest artists are sharing stories from another storytelling project called Vancouver Stories.

Thanks to Brian and Odessa for sharing with Kerrisdale Collective Memory!

Brian Lye was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1980. His love for filmmaking grew from making skateboard movies with his friends in high school.  He has worked, studied, and shot in Canada, Japan, Uganda, Australia, and the Czech Republic.  As a filmmaker he uses imagination and humour to reflect on life experiences.  He has written and directed many award-winning short films.  With the Vancouver Stories Project he is excited to learn different perspectives on the city and meet new people and help them share their stories.

Odessa Shuquaya has been working as actor, director and producer in Vancouver for the last ten years. She studied acting at Douglas College and continued her acting training at UBC where she earned a BFA in Acting with a Minor in English. While working as an actor, she became fascinated with filmmaking and went to Capilano University to earn a certificate from the Aboriginal Film and Television production program. Since that time she has enjoyed working on both sides of the camera and learning as much as possible in both Aboriginal and mainstream media. She has worked as a location scout for commercials, series and feature films for several years and has assistant directing experience. Her production experience involves her own 15 minute documentary that garnered her an award from the NFB as “Most Promising Aboriginal Filmmaker”, segments for Telus TV, and two short films last summer one of which she wrote and directed.

For 17 years, Suzanne Ahearne has been a photojournalist and magazine writer and has written and produced radio documentaries for CBC Radio. 
As a natural extension of her passion for photography, writing and her desire to help others find their voice, she is also working with community, educational and media organizations in using digital media to create opportunities for new stories, story forms and storytellers. 
Suzanne co-teaches a Digital Storytelling workshop through Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and in the fall, Suzanne will be starting the Master of Journalism program at UBC.

Monday, January 24, 2011

We are the artists!

Hello! Let us introduce the two artists who will be working with the community and collecting personal stories of the Kerrisdale Neighbourhood.

Artist in Residence Lisa g Nielsen

Lisa g is a life-long multidisciplinary artist who has enjoyed expression through photography, performance and the written word. As a graduate from Vancouver Film School Lisa g has been focused for the last 10 years in the digital media realm. Her short videos (live-action and animations) have traveled the globe and collected awards along the way. 
Lisa g is obsessed by real stories by real people. 
An ongoing project explores the history of Riverview Mental Hospital through a series of tales combining Super 8 film and interviews. 
Lisa g has been teaching digital storytelling workshops with the National Film Board of Canada all over BC and the Yukon for the past 5 years.These project focus on the first language of the locations she visits. 
Our World
In 2010 she was the artist in residence at Riley Park Community Centre where over 120 stories were collected! 
Riley Park Stories
Lisa continues learning about different communities in Vancouver and helping to tell their stories. 
Hard to Believe (Roundhouse Community Centre)

Artist Intern Ariel Kirk-Gushowaty:

Ariel is a photo-based artist and film-maker who lives and works in the city of Vancouver.
She has a BA in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and a certificate in Photography from Langara College. Her photography work has been shown in Japan, Toronto and Vancouver, and she is a member of several artist and film collectives.

Ariel approaches her photo-based projects as a series of experiments into perception and consciousness. At the same time, each project is a performance in many ways – even if the only audience is a camera. Although her projects vary in tone from solemn to absurd, her themes are frequently focused on the balance between oppositional categories such as absence and presence, or self and other.  She often involves multiple people in her projects and, when working together, thoroughly explains the conceptual elements involved, allowing her subjects to ask themselves the same questions that she’s raising within the images. In the end, the finished piece is a trace of something that has really happened, even if it only came into being for the purpose of being documented.