Jolene at the Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake Memorial in Stanley Park

This site features announcements of historical interpreter, researcher, and event
co-ordinator Jolene Castillou Cumming’s upcoming Stanley Park & Vancouver Women’s history tours and events. She has been producing, promoting and presenting local historical walking tours and programs since 2001.

Jolene’s life long interest in women’s issues, and love of local history, has led her to years of working to raise awareness about Vancouver women’s history. She was the co-founder and co-coordinator of the Herstory Cafe, (2007-2015) and coordinated the Museum of Vancouver’s Women’s History Program from 2002-2006.

The 2008 debut of the Vancouver Park Board’s Remarkable Women: Honouring Women from our Vancouver Communities poster series was created based on the research by Jolene, with the help of First Nations Participation Coordinator, Kamala Todd, and designed by artist Tania Willard. Jolene is also a former board member of The Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives.

Jolene has presented a variety of historical walking tours, exhibits and illustrated talks about Stanley Park since 2003. She founded the Stanley Park History Group and the Stanley Park History Salon (2011), and has been working with the Stanley Park Ecology Society (SPES) since 2003.

She is the fourth generation in her family to have lived in the West End and she continues the long family tradition of having a special connection to Vancouver and Stanley Park.

Athelete Barbara Howard ca, 1938. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 371-1643

athlete Barbara Howard ca, 1938. Photo: Vancouver Archives CVA 371-1643

Chang Yat Leong and family at Brockton Point. ca 1925. CVA 287-41