Monday, May 4, 2015
Never Amount to Anything
A telegraph cable was laid to Victoria, Vancouver's first County Court session was scheduled for June 15, a huge Dominion Day celebration planned for July 1. The new city of Vancouver was busy and it must have been so exciting.
Over 300 Vancouverites attending the opening of the hall at which the New Westminster Brass Band played, Pearl Anderson and C.E. Dunbar sang, Miss Grayson recited and the "acrobatic song and dance experts" Websterr and Steel charmed the crowd.
"Big George" of the North Shore reserve threw a potlactch which attracted 4,000 Indians and whites. Some in attendance remarked on the extravagance of Indian ways.
The Bank of Montreal bought a lot at Granville and Dunsmuir Streets on May 27. The general manager, Buchann, got stuck in Granville mud earlier in the year and had returned to the east with a bad cold and declared Vancouver "would never amount to anything."
I hope you find the beauty around you.