Reading the Riot Boards at Museum of Vancouver
It’s a moment in Vancouver’s history that most might like to forget, but there’s no escaping the 2011 Stanley Cup Riots. The Museum of Vancouver is inviting the public to face that ugly chapter head-on, with Reading the Riot Boards, a small exhibit of 15 plywood panels used to board up the broken windows in the city’s downtown. Part of the exhibit will include panels used at the Bay, where they quickly became covered with heartfelt messages from city residents. For the opening, which takes place Friday (June 15)—a year to the day of the riot—the museum is inviting the public to join a dialogue with Vancouver playwright Kevin Loring, city councillor Andrea Reimer, and photographer Maurice Li to reflect on the night that changed our city. Event is by donation, and MOV members are free. RSVP online at riotreflections.eventbrite.com/.