HERITAGE BC UPDATE

DECEMBER 2010

HERITAGE RESOURCE CENTRE

New Heritage Resource

The Heritage Resources Centre at Waterloo has created the Canadian Built Heritage Research Inventory (CBHRI), with about 1,000 titles so far. It can be searched in multiple ways, and can be annotated and added to.  The Heritage Resources Centre invites colleagues from across the country to use and contribute to this unique new resource.

The Canadian Built Heritage Research Inventory was compiled with assistance from The Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage and SSHRC.
» Canadian Built Heritage Resource Inventory

For more links and resource see our website:
» Resources

VICTORIA : OCTOBER 12-16

International Conference Seeks Proposals

The 14th International Conference of National Trusts, to be held in Canada for the first time, will take place at the Victoria Conference Centre and Fairmont Empress, October 12-16, 2011.  The Heritage Canada Foundation and The Land Conservancy of B.C. are the hosts.  The annual conference of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) will take place concurrently at the same venue.

The conference theme is “Connecting People, Places and Stories: New Strategies for Conservation in a Changing World”. Proposals for sessions are currently being sought.

For more information about themes and submitting proposals:
» International Conference of National Trusts


IN THE NEWS

Carleton School to Stay Open

Carleton Elementary in Vancouver has received a reprieve, along with several other schools, after a majority of school board trustees have confirmed this week that they will vote not to close any of them.

Sir Guy Carleton School includes at least three buildings of heritage value.  The oldest of them has been closed for a few years following a fire, and Heritage BC wrote to the Vancouver School Board last spring when demolition was threatened.  We wrote again this fall, after the immediate demolition threat had passed, when we learned that the entire school complex was now faced with closure.

A very energetic community campaign appears to have been a deciding factor in keeping Carleton open, at least for the present.   Trustees are now exploring other options and uses for this and other schools threatened with closure.

Read more:
» NEWS : Carleton Elementary


HERITAGE AWARDS

City of Vancouver Seeks Nominations

The City of Vancouver Heritage Awards acknowledge the special accomplishments, projects and efforts which have furthered the goal of heritage conservation in the City. 

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE : JANUARY 14, 2011
» Find out more

Upcoming Events & Courses

VANCOUVER: OLD SCHOOL
Researching the History of a Building
Part I : FEBRUARY 23 2011 :  $12
Part II : MARCH 1 2011 : Free
» www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org

VICTORIA: UVIC CRMP : MARCH 21-26 2011
Heritage Conservation Planning
Instructor: Dr. Harold Kalman
HA 489L Fee:  $669
» www.uvcs.uvic.ca

HERITAGE WEEK : FEBRUARY 21-27 2011
A Century of Conservation:  Parks & Cultural Landscapes

Visit our website!
» Events: Heritage Week 2011

 



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