On July 5 a Vancouver lawyer by the name of Gordon Sylvester Wismer began serving as attorney general in the Pattullo cabinet.
July 19 was the day that sliced bread came to Vancouver and sold for a whopping eight cents a loaf.
On August 2 Dr. Norman Bethune in Vancouver on behalf of the Canadian Blood Transfusion Service.(Note. Our current mayor, Gregor Robertson, is a distant relative of Bethune. His grandmother was a first cousin of this famous doctor.)
Two days later the Oak movie theatre opened at Kingsway and Marlborough and was hailed as a piece of 'art moderne'. It operated until 1968.
Also in September A.E. Crickmay shot a 235 pound bear at 234 East 15th Street in North Vancouver.
On November 12 the Vancouver 'Non-Partisan Association' was formed at a luncheon at the Hotel Vancouver. The NPA didn't do so well in that year's election but in the future they did a lot better. In the 1990s the NPA was a domineering force in Vancouver civic politics.
On November 14 the Vancouver Golf Club clubhouse burned to the ground.
A day later the Pattullo Bridge opened to the public with Premier Duff Pattullo ceremoniously cutting through a metal chain across the roadway with a welder's torch.
The Cave Supper Club on Hornby which would become a Vancouver night life fixture opened in 1937. It closed in 1981.
William Deverell, a Vancouver lawyer and author was born in Regina during this year.
An important piece of my personal history, my mother was born during this year.
Vancouver firefighters replaced their old, leather helmets with a new composition helmet this year.
Karen Magill, Dr. Norman Bethune, Vancouver, 1937, Gregor Robinson, William Deverell, NPA, Royal Canadian Air Force