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Panel discussion and mix-and-mingle

False Creek South Conversations: Looking Back to Look Forward

Free, registration required

Celebrate the past and look forward to the future of False Creek South. This event will a panel discussion with speakers: (1) Ray Spaxman, one of False Creek South’s pioneering visionaries; (2) Gil Kelley, our general manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability; (3) Margot Long, respected local landscape architect; (4) Bree Galbraith, a life-long False Creek South resident. After the panel discussion, you’ll have the chance to mix and mingle with our guest speakers, City staff, and fellow participants.

Date and time

November 7 2017, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Location

Lind Hall, False Creek Community Centre, 1318 Cartwright St

Vancouver

Contact

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Register for this event

Register on Eventbrite Or phone Zoë Greig at 604-829-2015.

To ensure that the broadest number of community members have a chance to participate:

  • Each attendee must register themselves with their name, address, and email.
  • Group registration is not available.

Panelist bios

Ray Spaxman portraitRay Spaxman

Ray Spaxman is an architect and planner, now retired after more than 60 years of experience. Ray was deputy director of Planning in Toronto until 1973, then director of Planning for the City of Vancouver until 1989. He has since set up his own planning consultancy advising clients on a wide variety of planning and urban design projects both locally and abroad. 

Gil Kelley portraitGil Kelley

Gil Kelley is an internationally recognized urban strategist and visionary, having served as chief planner for several West Coast cities and as an independent advisor to cities and governments across the globe. He currently serves as the general manager of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability for the City of Vancouver. 

Margot Long portraitMargot Long

Margot Long holds a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon, and has over 35 years of experience in private practice, specializing in community and public realm projects throughout British Columbia, North America, and Asia.  She has been a partner at PWL Partnership for over 25 years. Margot has worked on some of the most sustainable projects and communities in North America, such as Dockside Green and Southeast False Creek.

Bree Galbraith portraitBree Galbraith

Bree Galbraith is a life-long False Creek South resident, having grown up in False Creek Co-op, and returning with her own children as an adult. She holds a master of design degree from Emily Carr University and is also a sessional professor there. Bree is a celebrated children’s book author and is currently studying creative writing at UBC. Much of her work revolves around empowerment and shared experiences – things she considers second nature with her life spent in cooperative housing.