January 1990-1998

January during the 90’s was filled with a celebration of firsts, like First Night, SFU’s 25th anniversary celebration, and the first addition of the youngest board member to the Burnaby Arts Advisory board.

Click on each image for a closer look and a summary of each clipping. Read more about each event in the post below.

The First Night

First Night was the first New Years Eve celebration outside of Vancouver. This family-friendly event took place at Brentwood mall, featuring amazing performers and artists. Three-generation groups (grandparents, parents, and children) were abundant and gathered together to ring in the new year!

The silver anniversary of SFU

Can you believe, in 1990, SFU celebrated its 25th anniversary? In this silver year, the first art gallery at SFU was proposed and they finally erected an official sign located on the corner of Lougheed & Gaglardi!

Katie Tsoukalas, the youngest member

She was the only student-age member to apply, Katie Tsoukalas brought the youth perspective to Burnaby’s new visual arts advisory board. Her goal was to create a welcoming space for kids in art galleries and subvert the traditional, rigid structures.