a four part series celebrating the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Center in Vancouver BC Canada
produced by The Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society with generous support from Concord Pacific & Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA)
Hard to Believe
2010, archival images, HD video, 7 minutes 23 seconds
Part 1 of a 4 part series celebrating the Roundhouse Community Center.
Jim Riddell remembers how in 1949 he worked as a locomotive machinist in the Roundhouse when it was still a working rail yard...a very different place to what it is today…now as a senior he loves to come here to practice his table tennis!
Working on the Railway
2012, archival images, digital media, animation, 5 minutes 10 seconds
Howie Biehl recollects what it was like in 1947 when he was a pantry boy on the Mountaineer Tour Train which rolled out of the Canadian Pacific Railway's Drake Street yards.
A New Lease on Life
2012, archival imagery, 16mm film, digital media, 6:42 minutes
Linda Moore describes how in 1981 the Roundhouse and all the rail yard buildings had become obsolete and were slated for demolition....and how, as an architecture student, she and her fellow students helped to give this historic building a new lease on life.
TRANSFORMATION - the making of a neighbourhood
2013, digital media, 8 minutes 54 seconds
meet some of the folks responsible for revitalizing a neglected building in an abandoned area of vancouver…enter a unique public facility that anchored the development of a new and vibrant community!
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