Vancouver, BC
Devonian Harbour Park First Known AIDS Memorial - Vancouver Cherry Tree AIDS Memorial Grove since 20 October 1985
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The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up as well so I thought it would be a good time to share some information about cherry blossoms in Vancouver.
Cherry Grove
It is believed that the world’s first AIDS memorial is in Vancouver, at Cherry Grove in Coal Harbour. Back in 1985, three cherry tree were planted across from the Vancouver Rowing Club to commemorate friends and family who died of AIDS. Musician Mark Kleiner told me last year that the Vancouver Park Board had approved a plaque to be installed about this memorial for which he’s written a song.
Text 18 March 2015 Miss 604. Photo © Rikki/Julius Reque flickr

22 April 2013
Rebecca Bollwitt, Vancouver