BCHF News The Francophone Pioneers of Vancouver: A Little-known History and Legacy

The Francophone Pioneers of Vancouver: A Little-known History and Legacy

In this 1899 photograph we see Magloire Desrosiers, with mustache and hat, inside his tinsmith workshop. (City of Vancouver Archives CVA 235-2)

The BCHF’s own Maurice Guibord is the Vancouver Historical Society’s lecture speaker this month. On Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m. He will talk about little-known Francophone history in Vancouver. Magloire Desrosiers was born in Quebec into a French family in 1862, and moved to Vancouver in 1888, where he lived until his death in 1936. The online event is free. To register as a non-member contact presidentvhs@gmail.com.