This Saturday a gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Eleanor Hadley, a long time advocate of public parks and government accountability.
Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 3 pm
Barclay Manor (in Vancouver’s West End)
1447 Barclay Street
Eleanor lived in the West End since 1960 and attended nearly every Park Board meeting for almost 50 years, while offering public input at many of those meetings. She ran for Park Board Commissioner in the November 2014 civic election but was hospitalized and passed away in her 94th year, on March 7, 2015.
Many more people became more familiar with Eleanor through Dan Pierce’s film “The Hollow Tree,” which documented Eleanor’s passion as an advocate and protector of Vancouver’s world-famous Stanley Park. After having interviewed Eleanor a number of times, Dan has created a new short film to share on Saturday of Eleanor speaking about her life.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend, and feel free to let others know of the event. Contact: Bruce Macdonald, c 778 858-5542.
Daniel Pierce has created a Facebook Event for Eleanor Hadley’s Life Celebration. You may RSVP if you plan on attending at the top right of the page by clicking on “Join”:
This page also has links to two previous articles about Eleanor’s life:
Sandra Thomas of the Vancouver Courier newspaper wrote a tribute to Eleanor: “Remembering Eleanor Hadley, legendary park board guardian”:
See also City Hall Watch:
“A tribute to Eleanor Hadley (1921 – 2015): Champion of Stanley Park, English Bay, Vancouver’s urban parks and beaches”
Barclay Manor is at 1447 Barclay Street at Nicola Street, in Barclay Heritage Square Park, in the West End of Vancouver