Champagne + Anecdotes

Special Tour Report

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in August, AEF Tour Director Simon Scott hosted a couple and their six guests for champagne and hors d’oeuvres in Arthur Erickson’s “Secret Garden.” 

The couple successfully bid for this tour at the East Vancouver Cultural Centre’s Annual Gala Fundraiser, where Simon spoke about Arthur’s life and career. Simon showed them the grounds and shared stories of the garden and Arthur’s many guests. David Stouck also read from his recent book, the acclaimed Arthur Erickson biography, An Architect’s Life.

In a note of thanks, the guests wrote, “What a lovely sanctuary from the cares and troubles of the world! The anecdotes and readings you each shared so greatly enriched our understanding of Arthur, his life and his genius. We are so very convinced that a way has to be found to preserve that oasis for other generations.”

The AEF wishes to thank Simon for so generously donating his time and money to the AEF to enable this lovely event.

Photo credit: Erickson Estate Collection