MAY 13, 2015

Dear Subscriber


Become a speaker at our annual conference

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015

We are looking for engaging presenters and speakers with current and thought-provoking topics to speak at Heritage BC's annual conference.

The conference takes place in Rossland, October 1-3, 2015 and has the theme of "The Main Thing", which addresses how to create dynamic downtowns by refreshing and renewing revitalization strategies and how to leverage your heritage assets to discover tourism and sustainability opportunities.

We are looking for workshop presenters and student presenters. We are accepting outlines for traditional presentations (15-20 mins), conference sessions or roundtables (90 minutes), and workshop facilitators (90 mins). We are also accepting outlines for student papers for traditional presentations (15-20 mins).

Please include with your submission:

• Title of presentation/session proposed, format, and 300 words (approx.) summary

• How your proposal aligns with the conference theme(s)

• Author/authors’ name, contact information, and brief CV, including prior speaking engagements if applicable.

Send submissions to kdearlove@heritagebc.ca

Keep an eye on our website and social media for more conference announcements.

»Heritage BC Annual Conference


We're Hiring! Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer (Young Canada Works Program)

Are you an energetic, outgoing, and creative problem solver looking to develop a career opportunities in heritage conservation? We are hiring a 26 week, full time (30 hrs/week) intern position to join us at our offices in West Vancouver.

The position starts July 2, 2015 and ends Dec 31, 2015

Applicants must qualify under the criteria for Young Canada Works Intern Program. You must be a graduate of University program recognized by the Canadian Institute of Planners or have completed a Certificate in Heritage Building Conservation Certificate or Heritage Resource Management (HRM). Above average communication skills and excellent computer skills required.

Applications are to be sent to ycw@heritagebc.ca by June 1, 2015

Find out more about the position at the Heritage BC website

» Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer (Young Canada Works Program)





Join us for our educational webinars in June!

Registration is now open for three educational webinars taking place in June.

Writing Statements of Significance (June 15) - Get the tools to write a Statement of Significance and update your Community Heritage Register to meet the documentation standards of both the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

Heritage Legislation in British Columbia (June 1) - This one hour webinar will introduce Part 27 of the Local Government Act which outlines the tools and activities that are available to municipalities concerning heritage conservation.

How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada (June 22) - Gain valuable insights and straightforward instructions on how to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

Webinar registration is $25 for current Heritage BC Members and $35 for non-members. One registration allows multiple staff/board members at one location to participate in the webinar. Access to the archived recording is included in the registration.

» Webinar Registration

For more information about Heritage BC webinars:

» Heritage BC Webinars


Sponsor the Heritage BC Library

Thanks to the kind donations of Heritage BC members we have amassed a great number of heritage and conservation publications and resources. We aim to create a library at our offices that will be open for our members to use.

To do this we need to build shelving and storage, which will be a large cost for us, and so are looking for a Heritage BC Library Sponsor.

For just $500 you can become our Library Sponsor. In return you can put your promotional materials and signage in the library as well as being listed as the main Library Sponsor on the Heritage BC website.

For more information regarding the sponsorship package contact: amusmary@heritagebc.ca



Support Heritage BC with Corporate membership.

» Corporate Membership


SS Sicamous celebrates it's 101st Anniversary

On Tuesday May 19 we will be celebrating the 101st anniversary of the SS Sicamous.

Guests are invited to join us for an open morning, with a presentation from historian Randy Manuel, and live music from the era of the ship.

Admission is by donation, and tea, coffee and cake will be served. The Penticton Stamp club will also be selling limited edition SS Sicamous Stamps to raise funds for the ship.

» SS Sicamous


Experience demonstrations of online resources created by Heritage Vancouver Society, the City of Vancouver Archives and the official launch of VHF's Heritage Site Finder. Join them at the Roundhouse Community Centre 1pm-4.30pm, May 23rd to interact with the new technology, enjoy walking tours of Yaletown and learn about Engine 374 from West Coast Railway. Cake and refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to all ages. 

» #HeritageReboot

Find out more about Heritage BC events, including our Annual Conference in Rossland:

» Heritage BC Annual Conference

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