I cycled over to the Museum of Vancouver today to meet with MOV education staff to prepare for some upcoming poetry workshops with elementary school students in May. I had a chance to go through the fascinating exhibits currently on display, some of which are terrific resources for anyone looking to learn more about the city or seeking material in order to write a poem for the City Poems Contest. There’s of course the eye-catching Neon Vancouver display, but there is the c̓əsnaʔəm: the City before the City exhibit (about what some call the Marpole midden), as well as the comprehensive A Seat At the Table exhibit, both of which contain a treasure trove of artifacts, videos, and stories. The latter illustrates the history of Chinese immigration and settlement in BC in a very engaging and interactive way that will appeal to people of all ages. I loved the focus on food too!