Hycroft Manor: At the heart of the city
Hycroft Manor is home to the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. As part of the Canadian Federation of University Women, the UWCV has a history of promoting education and rights for women so they can further their education and opportunities.
A total of 26 different awards are given each year to UBC, SFU, BCIT, Emily Carr University, Langara, Burnaby North Secondary, and Britannia Secondary. Donations and funds are raised throughout the year to support this great program as well as taking an interest in public affairs and educational issues. Members have worked together to be a common voice in support of women in all situations tackling issues such as homelessness, human trafficking and prostitution, safety of women, and child poverty. They also work to develop policy on many issues related to education, status of women, equality and human rights, and the environment.
Founded in 1907, the UWCV at that time consisted of eight young female graduates from Eastern Canada and the USA and was only the second University Women’s Club in Canada. Longing for a clubhouse of their own, the women of UWCV found Hycroft for sale in 1962 and the women purchased the mansion outright with cash which they raised on their own for $32,000. Built by General Alexander Duncan McRae to exacting standards and completed in 1911, it was once the centre of the social scene in Vancouver. The restored Hycroft remains as an amazing landmark and a is great venue for events, weddings and social gatherings.
The outdoor terrace and gardens are beautiful for very light and bright ceremonies guarded by stone pillars and sculptures. The indoor ceremony room is filled with old-world charm, mouldings and really gives a romantic feel, like being taken back in time. It’s an ideal venue, rain or shine and is sure to delight all its guests.
University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft
1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, B.C. V6H 1V1
Tel 604 731 4661
Fax 604 731 3710
Hycroft Manor: Vancouver wedding venue