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Revitalisation et embourgeoisement du Downtown Eastside

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Audio 4 - Liz Lee



Liz Lee remembers the scene from Woodward’s $1.49 Days. DJ Joe remembers riding the Number 20 bus from her former home in Grandview-Woodlands to $1.49 days at Woodward’s.

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Transcript

NARRATOR
Liz Lee remembers the scene from Woodward’s $1.49 Days.

LIZ LEE
We used to go grocery shopping and that was in the basement. And I remember,
it was huge. It took up the whole bottom floor.

And people were in there always, $1.49 days, who can forget that? I think they
were on Tuesdays or something. You’d always remember that jingle. “$1.49 Day,
doo-doo.”

NARRATOR
DJ Joe remembers riding the Number 20 bus from her former home in Grandview-Woodlands to $1.49 days at Woodward’s.

DJ JOE
We used to live up on Broadway and Commercial. That’s before we got
the SkyTrain in. We’d take the Number 20 down and get off right in front of
Woodward’s. And the kids would get all excited, and they’d be singing that song
on the bus. Everybody knows they’re going to $1.49 Day at Woodward’s. And
everybody would be laughing.

NARRATOR
Helen Hill recalls the frenzied crush of the crowds.

HELEN HILL
My mom told me when she went to $1.49 Day, she was like, “This lady pushed
me and my pocket got caught.” She had a leather jacket on. Half her coat ripped.
That was her thing.

And then I go to my first $1.49 Day, and all of a sudden I’m in the crush of the
crowd, and I get the same thing! I got my coat torn, too! So I went home and told
her that I got ripped up, going in the $1.49.