“Tales of the West End” is an invitation to explore and experience our community through stories about our common past. JJ Bean Coffee Roasters (1209 Bidwell Street) is located in the original Maxine’s Hideaway, a West End landmark with many tales hidden in its walls.

Originally a beauty parlour, many legends about tunnels and illicit activity in this building are part of the folklore of the West End. This is an opportunity to visit this newly renovated historic building, mingle with your neighbours, hear stories about Maxine’s and the West End from storyteller Mary Gavan, and explore opportunities and ideas to create community around the stories that contributed to creating our neighbourhood.

Tales From the West End:
An Evening of Mingling, Story Telling and Treats
Monday, September 22, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
7:30: Story Teller, Mary Gavan
JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, 1209 Bidwell Street (at Davie Street)

Bring your stories and photographs of the West End. No Registration Required. This event is made possible though the generous support of the Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program.