A Postcard from the Past

Last updated on
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Program Description

This guided tour explores the award-winning Westminster Pier Park with an historic lens. Students will critically examine the public art feature Community on the River: The Place Where People Meet and interpret these historic photos by creating a postcard to describe their waterfront experience to family back home.

Big Ideas
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Communities include many different roles requiring many different skills.
  • Effective collaboration relies on clear, respectful communication.
  • Strong communities are the result of being connected to family and community and working together toward common goals.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Public identity is influenced by personal choices and decisions.
  • Good learning and work habits contribute to short- and long-term personal and career success.
  • Leadership requires listening to and respecting the ideas of others.
  • Public identity is influenced by personal choices and decisions.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options.
  • Safe environments depend on everyone following safety rules.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • People connect to others and share ideas through the arts.
  • People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.
  • Creative experiences involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice.
  • The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.
  • The mind and body work together when creating works of art.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Dance, drama, music and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Everyone has a unique story to share.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
  • Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.
  • Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
  • We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
  • Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.
  • Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.
  • Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.
  • British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.
  • Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.
  • Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
  • The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
  • Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
  • Economic specialization and trade networks can lead to conflict and cooperation between societies.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Duration: 
    60 minutes unless otherwise stated.
    Maximum Students: 
    Offered In French: 
    Also Offered For: 
    Packages Provided: 
    Fee Details
    Fee Notes: 
    • 1-15 students - Fee: $50.00 + tax per tour
    • 16-30 students - Fee: $100.00 + tax per tour
    Additional Notes
    • Location: Westminster Pier Park
    • Any time between 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Duration: 60 - 90 minutes
    • Advance booking is required
    • Advance notice of student special needs helps us serve you better