May 1, 2012
The City of Coquitlam and Provincial Health Services Authority have entered into an agreement to transfer the collection of historical artifacts from Riverview Hospital to the City.
The collection consists of unique and rare equipment, artifacts, furnishings and photographs, documents the history of psychiatric care in British Columbia dating from the 1800s and tells the story of 100 years of mental health care at Riverview Hospital.
The City of Coquitlam will store the collection for safe keeping, with the intent that it eventually be showcased in a suitable display facility.
"Coquitlam values our rich heritage and it is important that this collection stay in the City,” said Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart. “We appreciate working with Provincial Health Services Authority and the Riverview Historical Society to preserve these artifacts for future generations.”
Anna Tremere, a local resident volunteer and retired psychiatric nurse of Riverview Hospital, started the collection and continued to manage it in her leadership role with Riverview Hospital Historical Society.
“The preservation of this history acknowledges a commitment to ensure the legacy of those individuals whose lives have been affected by a psychiatric disorder,” Tremere said.
For more information about the Collection visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-516-6151.
For more information :
City of Coquitlam
3000 Guildford Way
Coquitlam,, British Columbia
Canada, V3B 7N2