MAY 27, 2015

Dear Subscriber


Chinese Canadian History Takes Its Place on British Columbia's Map

From Vancouver and Victoria's Chinatowns, to sites like the ghost town of Quesnel Forks and historic Barkerville, there are places throughout British Columbia that tell the stories of the province's Chinese Canadian community.

From January 22 to March 2 the public was invited to nominate historic places associated with the history of the Chinese community and the development of British Columbia. 138 nominations were received on Heritage BC's website representing 77 distinct places. The nominated places came from across British Columbia, and represent diverse types of places, including cemeteries, Chinese Canadian community hubs, places related to industry and agriculture, as well as cultural, spiritual, social and educational places.

Learn more about these historic places, including location, history and description, heritage values, images and links to more information on Heritage BC's new Interactive Map.

» Interactive Map

 Discover more about the Chinese Historic Places Recognition Project

» Chinese Historic Places Recognition Project


Heritage BC Annual Conference Presentation Submission Deadline - JUNE 1

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2015

Time is running out for those of you wishing to host workshops at the 2015 Heritage BC 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 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

Become a Heritage BC member for early bird conference ticket access and discounts

» Heritage BC Membership



We're Hiring! Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer (Young Canada Works Program) - Deadline JUNE 1

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)





Register now for our webinars next month

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


Gold Rush Trail Workshops

Learn how to create memorable visitor experiences with heritage tourism workshops taking place along the Gold Rush Trail this June. The purpose of these hands-on workshops is to help tourism businesses, heritage tourism operators and communities identify visitor types and expectations, learn how to create memorable visitor experiences and work cooperatively to leverage opportunities.
Workshop Schedule:
June 9—9 am–2:30 pm—Yale Historic Site
June 10—9 am–2:30 pm—Lillooet, Recreation Centre
June 11—9 am–2:30 pm—100 Mile House, the 100 Mile Lodge
June 12—9 am–2:30 pm—Historic Cottonwood House

For more information and to register: Tanya
Wong at tanya@landwithoutlimits.com

Application Criteria Available for Canada 150 Program

The Canada 150 Program provides funding for the renovation, expansion and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure that creates community, cultural and heritage benefits for the public. Eligible recipients include provinces, territories, municipal and regional governments, Aboriginal organizations and not-for-profit organizations. Find out more at the Heritage Canada The National Trust website.

» Canada 150

Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund Deadline

The Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund deadline is coming up! You have until Midnight EDT May 29 to apply. The fund awards funds annually to one or more Canadian students or young professionals (age 20-35) pursuing post-secondary or graduate studies in built heritage conservation, or working in the field of built heritage conservation.

The fund offers two types of support:

1. Special Projects
2. Heritage Canada The National Trust Conference bursaries

For more information, see the Heritage Canada website:

» Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund

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

» Heritage BC Annual Conference

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