Author Archives: jakking

Writing The “Birth”

OK, so today is the official start date for the writing of “The Birth of Grandview: 1890-1921“.  I am aiming to have it ready for publication in October 2015. Wish me luck! Update:  I managed to get about 4 hours … Continue reading

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The Birth of Our Community

At 3pm on Saturday 8th December, the Grandview Heritage Group (GHG) will sponsor an illustrated talk by me on “The Birth of Our Community: Grandview 1890-1915.” It was this quarter-century that turned Commercial Drive and Grandview from a raw forest … Continue reading

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Review in BC Studies

The prestigious BC Studies has printed a review of “The Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive“, and it is rather good: “… between both of King’s books, particularly the Encyclopedia, one can easily see a valuable research source for creating feature articles, … Continue reading

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More History ….

In case you don’t know, Jak King writes a lot of local history at the website of the Grandview Heritage Group.

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The Drive Part Two …

I am beginning to prepare the sequel to my earlier book, “The Drive … To 1956” which will bring the history up to 1999.  If you lived or worked or played on or near Commercial Drive in those years, I’d … Continue reading

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Prepping A Walking Tour

I’m planning to conduct a walking tour of Commercial Drive later this Spring for the benefit of the Grandview Heritage Group; I’m having fun putting it together.  Please keep in touch with the GHG website for further details.

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New Interview

Spacing Vancouver has today published an interview with me about the books and the history of the Drive. Hope you enjoy it!

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