JUNE 11 2015

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Limited places left. Register now for a Heritage BC webinar!

We have two interesting and educational webinars taking place in this month. Sign-up now to reserve for you or your workplace.

June 15: Writing Statements of Significance - 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.

June 22: How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada - 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

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in Heritage BC webinars or bring an expert into your community by setting up a Heritage BC workshop.

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Send Us Your Photographs of B.C.'s Chinese Historic Places!

The Chinese Historic Places Interactive Map is now live on the Heritage BC website. 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.

We are seeking historic and contemporary images of these places in jpeg format:

» Chinese Historic Places: Photographs needed

Please send images suitable for use on our website to Karen Dearlove at kdearlove@heritagebc.ca, include image captions and image credits.

Find out more about British Columbia's Chinese Canadian History:

» Chinese Historic Places Interactive Map


Heritage Legacy Fund Project Holds Rededication Ceremony After Restoration

Vancouver's oldest cemetery, the Mountain View Cemetery, recently held a rededication ceremony after completing the Jewish Restoration Project works at the site.

The restoration works were completed after receiving funding from a number sources including the Heritage Legacy Fund.

» Watch video here

Find out more about the Heritage Legacy Fund and the projects it has supported:

» Heritage Legacy Fund


National Aboriginal Day

Celebrate the diversity of our 'first' people on National Aboriginal Day on Sunday June 21st. A number of events showcasing and celebrating the rich contributions Abororiginal people have made to Canada will be taking place across B.C.

» National Aboriginal Day Events

Chilliwack's 'The Fadden House' to be renovated

Chilliwack's Gore Brothers have stepped up to buy the 1911 Fadden House. The house was previously in disrepair after years of neglect and had been placed on Chilliwack's Heritage Inventory. Gore Brothers intend to restore the house to it's former glory in a way respectful to the house's original style.

Gore Brothers are currently appealing for any information, stories or history on the Fadden house. Contact them on goreadmin@gorebrothers.ca
Find out more about Chilliwack's heritage:

» Chilliwack Museum & Archives

Shaping Van: Conservations on the Heritage Action Plan

On June 12, Heritage Vancouver will be hosting the Shaping Van: Conservations on the Heritage Action Plan at SFU. Heritage Vancouver is acting as a channel for community engagement on the Heritage Action Plan and is bringing together Vancouver residents and experts in heritage and community to have this very important conversation.

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Chilliwack Museum Hiring Engagement and Education Coordinator

The Coordinator will not only lead Chilliwack Museum & Archive's dynamic and popular School Programs, but will also play a key role in connecting the Museum with people in new and innovative ways. This is a terrific opportunity for someone with energy and ideas, who loves local history and enjoys working with people of all ages.

» Engagement and Education Coordinator

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