Monday, January 18, 2010


I was thinking about the discussion we had earlier this semester about memorials and thought I'd share this with you.

I live on Trinity Street in Vancouver, its just a few blocks from the Pacific Coliseum and the PNE.

Anyways, years ago an elderly couple was killed during a break and enter robbery. In response to this tragedy residents of Trinity Street decided to place lit candles in front of their homes in remembrance of the couple that was murdered. Since that year, the "Trinity Street Light Festival" has become somewhat of a spectacle in the local community. With 90% of home owners putting up Christmas Lights, Trinity Street Residents have taken back a sense of comfort, security, and safety that was once tarnished. We have been noted in both The Vancouver Sun, as well as The Province News Papers in recent years. Here is a glimpse..

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this, David, and for thinking ahead to your presentation.