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Dunbar History Project

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Dunbar History Project

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The Dunbar History Project began as a committee of the Dunbar Residents Association in early 1999. The original name of the committee was, Documenting Dunbar, and its goal was to document the history of Dunbar and perhaps publish the results of their labour. The first meeting of the Dunbar History Project committee set the standards and ambitions high for the project as a whole. At that meeting much was accomplished; a timeline was sketched for the project, it was decided what to study, the boundaries of Dunbar were defined, Chapter Team Leaders and their projects were determined, the tone of the publication was decided on, and plans for acquiring funding were made.
Over the years many dedicated volunteers laboured to ensure the completion of a product they, and the Dunbar Residents Association, would be proud of. Original research was carried out through interviews with Dunbar residence, in local libraries, institutions, and archives.
May 1, 2007 the book launch for "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood" was held at the Dunbar Community Centre. The initial print run was for 5000 copies instead of the originally planned 2000; the book was an overall success.

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