HERITAGE BC UPDATE
HERITAGE WEEK : FEBRUARY 21-27 2011
Heritage Week Proclaimed
Local governments around B.C. are proclaiming Heritage Week from February 21 to 27, recognizing this year’s theme, 'A Century of Conservation: Parks and Cultural Landscapes'. The provincial government has also issued a proclamation.
Find out more about special community activities and events here:
» Heritage Week Events
New Coin Commemorating Parks Canada
In recognition of the centenary of Parks Canada, the world’s first parks service, the Royal Canadian Mint has struck a unique commemorative coin. Own this inspiring coin and get free shipping when you quote promo code 'Heritage'.
Download 'Canada’s Historic Parks and Green Spaces' from Heritage magazine:
A CALL TO RENEW
Support is Growing!
As the B.C. Legislature meets for a brief lame-duck session, support for Heritage BC’s campaign to revive the province’s flagging heritage program continues to grow. In response to last month’s appeal from Heritage BC President, Larry Foster, letters to heritage minister, Margaret MacDiarmid, have been streaming in. In January alone we have received copies of letters from many mayors, heritage and other organizations, professionals, and individuals. At this time, we are working with a number of local governments and municipal associations to get them involved – everyone has said 'yes' so far. Click here for a sample support letter, excerpts from what others are saying, more news and information online:
» Call to Renew
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT
A CALL TO RENEW
NOMINATION DEADLINE : MARCH 1
There is still plenty of time to submit nominations for a 2011 Heritage BC Award. Nominations will be accepted until midnight, Tuesday, March 1. 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. Remember – deserving people will not be recognized if they aren’t nominated.
» Awards Nominations
HERITAGE CANADA FOUNDATION
Prince of Wales Prize
The Heritage Canada Foundation is seeking nominations for the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. Under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, this prize is awarded to a municipal government, large or small, rural or urban, which has demonstrated a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its historic places.
Victoria is the only B.C. community to have received this award to date, in 2001. The nomination deadline is April 30.
For further information:
Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications
Telephone: 613-237-1066 ext. 229
Upcoming Events & Courses
HERITAGE VANCOUVER: FEBRUARY 19 2011
Annual Top Ten Endangered Sites Bus Tour & Launch
1:00pm to 5:00pm
(loading begins at 12:30 and bus departs at 1pm sharp)
Meet in the Vancouver Museum Parking Lot
1100 Chestnut St.
Admission: $30.00 / Heritage Vancouver Members $25.00
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
Navigating City Hall
MARCH 21-26 : 5 – 9 pm
City of Vancouver Senior Heritage Planner, Marco D'Agostini, and James Burton, MAIBC, Birmingham & Wood Architects
VICTORIA: UVIC CRMP
MARCH 21-26 2011APRIL 11-16 2011
Heritage Conservation Planning
Instructor: Dr. Harold Kalman
HA 489L Fee: $669
Instructor: Wendy Shearer
HA489G Fee: $669
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