Extra! Extra! Hear all about it! Join us for Trial by Media, our 7th annual Speaker Series. Go behind the headlines and discover what really happened inside Vancouver’s most notorious scandals, murders and sensational stories. One of Vancouver’s most popular events, hurry and buy your tickets before they sell out!
Learn about the Tupper Commission inquest which unveiled widespread VPD corruption in the 1950s! Or, discover the sinister details behind the Milkshake Murder—a shocking case rocked Vancouver’s sleepy suburbanites in the 1960s. These are our city’s most famous headlines as told by notable Vancouver authors, historians, reporters and police officers. One of the most popular Vancouver events, this series sells out fast, so book your tickets in advance!
Where: The Vancouver Police Museum
Start Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
*All tickets come with free admission to the museum on the day of the presentation, plus a 2 for 1 admission coupon given upon check-in at the front desk.
Dates and Speakers
APRIL 24, 2019 | From Scandal to Discipline | George Garrett | Journalist, Reporter and AuthorBook Now!
MAY 8, 2019 | The Stanley Cup Riots: Through the Lens of Officers on the Front Line | Lee Patterson and Ken Athans | VPD Acting InspectorsBook Now!
JUNE 5th, 2019 | Murder by Milkshake | Eve Lazarus | Reporter, Blogger and AuthorBook Now!
JUNE 19, 2019 | MINING THE SEXUAL PAST | Dr. Becki Ross | Sociologist, Author and Doctor – Ph.D. Sociology of EducationBook Now!
Each speaker will present on a particular event, exploring how the public responded to it and, in turn, influenced it. These 1.5-hour-long engagements will be held at The Vancouver Police Museum every other Wednesday from April 24th -June 19th and will uncover what really happened behind the city’s biggest headlines from the 1950s-2011. Presentations cover VPD corruption and discipline after the Mulligan Affair, the Milkshake Murders, the 2011 Stanley Cup Riots and more! Speakers include retired Journalist George Garret, Author and Historian Eve Lazarus, Officers Lee Patterson and Ken Athans among many others!