Category Archives: “The Drive”

New Interview

Spacing Vancouver has today published an interview with me about the books and the history of the Drive. http://spacingvancouver.ca/2012/03/12/an-interview-with-jak-king/ Hope you enjoy it! Advertisements

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Commercial Drive, 1936-1940

I have had a number of requests to make available the text of my presentation to the Vancouver Historical Society in January this year.  It seemed easiest to post it here as a downloadable PDF called Commercial Drive to 1940. … Continue reading

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The VHS Speech

I had a great time last night delivering the Vancouver Historical Society’s monthly lecture.  It was standing room only and I really want to thank everyone who came out for it. Thanks!

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Review of “The Drive”

BC Studies has published a review of “The Drive.” On the morning of April 8, 1949, a nattily-dressed crook named Robert Harrison visited the Bank of Commerce at the corner of First Avenue and Commercial Drive and relieved it of … Continue reading

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Story Gallery Festival Reminder

This is a reminder that the Story Gallery Festival is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, between 1 and 4 (or until 6 if you stay for a screening of the Vancouver Stories film) at Britannia (Napier and Commercial). Lots of music, … Continue reading

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Someone Is Stuck On My Book!

The very first person ever to borrow “The Drive” from the VPL system is now 9 days overdue with its return!  

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The Drive Press Joins Story Gallery Festival

I’m pleased to announce that The Drive Press will be appearing at the Story Gallery Festival that will take place in and around Britannia Library and Info Centre on Saturday 22nd October. The Festival celebrates the number of books and … Continue reading

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