June Radio BVM Guests

These special guests will be interviewed at the BVM Radio broadcast booth in Stride Studios. Come be part of the studio audience.



Th, Jun 6 2-3pm

Lynda Maeve Orr

Ladies of the Lake

Th, Jun 13 3-4pm

Eric Damer

Oral Histories of Postwar Burnaby

Th, Jun 20 2-3pm

Nigel Mathews

Automotive History & the Model T

Th, Jun 27 2-3pm

Kevin Lee

Canadian Conductors of the Early 20th Century


Lynda Maeve Orr

Have you ever wondered who once resided in the stately abodes that now house Hart House and the Burnaby Art Gallery? In the early 1900s, Florence Hart Godwin, Ethel Moore and Grace Ceperley lived a pastoral life on the shores of Deer Lake. Lynda Maeve Orr, one of our Assistant Museum Programmers, will provide us with a glimpse into the lives of these three women and talk about the ways they helped shaped the landscape of the park.


Eric Damer

Eric Damer is a researcher, writer and historian, as well as a Registrar here at Museum. His publications include UBC: The First 100 Years and Transformations: A History of UBC Continuing Studies. This past year, Eric completed thirty interviews for the Burnaby Oral History Project, which is part of a larger program sponsored by the Burnaby Archives to collect oral histories about life in the City.


Nigel Matthews

Nigel Matthews writes a weekly car column for the Province newspaper. He's an avid classic car collector, international car show judge, and executive at Hagerty Insurance. Nigel has worked as a licensed automotive technician and was the manager responsible for the Vintage and Collector Vehicle Programs at ICBC for many years.


Kevin Lee

Tenor Kevin Takahide Lee has a Bachelor's of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia and a Master's of Music in Voice Performance from The University of Western Ontario. Currently, Kevin is a chorus member of Vancouver Opera, and is involved in other musical and theatrical productions in the Lower Mainland. This interview is part of a four-part series on early Canadian classical and folk music.