North Vancouver Museum & Archives Commission

Purpose: Museum & Archives provides services that engage, strengthen and inspire our community and its visitors by exploring history, connecting people and sharing ideas. The North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission is the sole municipal custodian of the community’s cultural, archival and museum collections and offers services to the community under the new MONOVA: Museum & Archives of North Vancouver brand identity.

MONOVA brings our community’s history to life by preserving historically significant community records, organizing exhibitions, delivering educational and public programs, caring for collections, documenting local history, and providing access to archival information. Activities, resources and events are offered for people of all ages and backgrounds. Users include school groups, families, both new and long-time residents, tourists, genealogists, researchers, and representatives of businesses, municipalities, and community organizations. 

MONOVA operates the Archives of North Vancouver located in Lynn Valley and a new 16,000 square foot museum at 115 West Esplanade, which opened in December 2021. Learn more at

Terms of office: Four City appointees serve 2 consecutive terms of 3 years each (maximum 6 years).

Meeting Minutes

Committee and Appointees, Meeting Schedule

Committee Museum & Archives Commission
Members Dee Dhaliwal (CNV), Chair
Sandra White (DNV), Vice-Chair
Adrian Dyck (CNV)
David Youngson (CNV)
Jason Milne (DNV)
Alicia Peters (DNV)
Victor Elderton (Friends of NVMA Society Rep)
Sheryl Rivers (CNV)
Ginette Handfield (DNV)
Councillor Councillor Don Bell (CNV)
Councillor Jordan Back (DNV)
Day 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time 5:30 pm
Notes Term ends December 31st
Staff Representative: Laurel Lawry, Acting Director
Phone 604-990-3700 ext. 8002
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