HERITAGE BC UPDATE

JANUARY 2011

A CALL TO RENEW

Make Your Voice Heard!

Happy New Year from Heritage BC! It’s time to make a fresh start, so here is an item to consider for your list of New Year’s resolutions:

Write to the heritage minister, the Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid, to express your support for heritage, and your concerns about the present state of the province’s heritage program. 

We urge everyone who supports heritage conservation – members, community associations, local governments, professionals and individuals – to make your voice heard.  Heritage BC has taken a number of steps already, the latest being to request a meeting with the heritage minister to present our concerns to her directly.  The more voices that are heard, the stronger our collective advocacy will be. 

Click here for a sample letter to the heritage minister plus news, media releases, background reading and what others are saying!
» Call to Renew

Send your message to:
Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid
Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment
Room 347, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Email: margaret.macdiarmid.mla@leg.bc.ca

Please send a copy of your message to the Premier and your local MLA too! Heritage BC would also appreciate a copy by post or email.

EXPRESS
YOUR SUPPORT
FOR HERITAGE!


HERITAGE WEEK : FEBRUARY 21-27 2011

A Century of Conservation

This year’s Heritage Week theme honours the 100th anniversary of BC Parks and Parks Canada.

Parks are not just places of unspoiled natural beauty.  Many include cultural treasures, heritage landmarks and National Historic Sites.  Parks are an important component in the overall approach to heritage conservation.

Several hundred copies of the new Heritage Week poster, featuring Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, have already been sent out to HBC members and other community heritage organizations.  This month many more will go to schools, libraries, local governments, MLAs and MPs.  Please let us know if you would like to receive a copy, or would like a few more.
» Heritage Week 2011

NOMINATION DEADLINE : MARCH 1

It's Heritage Awards Time Again!

It's time to start thinking about submitting a nomination to Heritage BC. There have been a few changes to the Awards Program Guidelines, so please have a look at the website before you proceed, or give us a call.  Nominations must be received by March 1. Remember – deserving people will not be recognized if they aren’t nominated.
» Awards Nominations


2011 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Conference Scheduled for Fall 2011

The Heritage BC annual conference dates have been shifted from the usual first week of June to Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1.  The date change allows us to use the wonderful Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby as the conference venue, which will help to keep our costs down, and ensure a lower registration fee.  Please note the dates on your calendar and watch for more details soon!


HERITAGE BC

New Office Hours

Due to budget reductions, Heritage BC offices in Victoria and Surrey will be open Monday through Thursday.  Daily hours from 8:30 to 4:30 remain the same.  Phone message service will be available on Fridays.

Heritage BC staff, Rick Goodacre in Victoria and Jan Thomas in Surrey, are committed to maintaining as high a level of service as we possibly can under the current challenging circumstances.
» Contact Heritage BC


Upcoming Events & Courses

HERITAGE WEEK : FEBRUARY 21-27 2011

A Century of Conservation:  Parks & Cultural Landscapes

VANCOUVER: OLD SCHOOL

Avoid the Money Pit: Planning and Managing Your Project
FEBRUARY 19 2011
9 am - 5 pm
$125 +HST / includes lunch
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street
Instructors: James Burton, Birmingham & Wood Architects and Jake Fry of Smallworks

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

Visit our website for current news & events!
» Events: Heritage Week 2011

 



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