The south-west region of the modern Province of British Columbia started to attract large numbers of immigrants after the 1850’s.
The Gold family later extended their business by purchasing additional tracts of land.
Louis’s son, Edward Gold (1868-1946) developed his own successful career: already in 1892 he was the owner of the Vancouver Collateral and Securities Loan Bank and in 1914 was elected councilor in South Vancouver.
It was frustrating, feeling like I just couldn't find anyone I liked... Support groups and lesbian communities were not well-publicized, and hard to find unless you knew who to talk to.
I kept looking for an easy solution, but there wasn't one. There just wasn't an easy way to be a part of the community.
Finally, 13 years ago, I realized that if anyone was going to build the place I dreamed of, it would have to be me. When I started working on Pink Sofa, I consulted with lesbians all over the world to find out what they valued in a community.