Plaques at the Vancouver Convention Centre
One of the first major projects of the BC Labour Heritage Centre was a series of educational plaques on the exterior and interior walls of the Vancouver Convention Centre West. This project was completed in 2010 and the exterior plaques were refurbished in 2016. They anchor many of our Vancouver Labour History Walking Tours which take place between May and September annually.
In this video, curator Clive Grout explains that the plaques and art installations at the Convention Centre were intended to allow visitors to reflect on the contributions made by work and workers to the building of the province. They also serve to highlight innovations that have built upon the labour of workers. The exterior plaques can be seen anytime. The interior plaques can be viewed when the Convention Centre is not occupied.