JULY 9, 2015


We Need Your Help!

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 the staff and board of Heritage BC spent a sunny summer day together to develop a new 3 year Strategic Plan. It was a wildly productive and exciting day.

Sadly, at 1:00 a.m. our office was broken into and a laptop and projector were stolen.

We are a small team (2 FT, 1 PT staff and a student starting in July). We have limited resources and restricted funding. An extra $2500 is not in the budget! We need your help. For information on how you can help please visit our Indiegogo campaign.

Thank you.

» Indiegogo

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Tell Us About Your Climate Change Initiatives!

We are still accepting article submissions for the Summer 2015 Quarterly. The theme of the Summer issue is  ‘Heritage and Climate Change’.

This issue will look at climate change mitigation strategies and  the risks to our heritage from the effects of climate change. what cutting edge technologies and adaptations are the owners of heritage properties in British Columbia  doing to combat it?

To submit a story on the topic of Heritage and Climate Change, please send a 300 word article or project case study  with a couple of high resolution images (300 dpi) to amusmary@heritagebc.ca by July 20, 2015.

Support Heritage BC and reach unique markets by advertising in the Quarterly

Deadline: July 20

» Quarterly Rate Card


Become a Member for Early Bird Notifications for Heritage BC Annual Conference Tickets!

Heritage BC members will get first notification of Heritage BC Annual Conference tickets going on sale, so if you aren't a member already please sign up today!

Join us in Rossland B.C. October 1-3 for 'The Main Thing'. Come learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Also find out how to leverage your heritage assets to discover tourism opportunities and sustainability practices.

Fantastic speakers, hands-on workshops, guided tours, social events and networking opportunities - there is something for everyone!


Get early discounted access to conference tickets by becoming a member:

 » Become a member!


The Heritage BC Awards will now take place during Heritage Week

The Heritage BC Awards are moving. Shifting from our annual conference in October we have shifted our popular Awards Program to become part of Heritage Week in February 2016.

The Heritage BC Awards Program recognizes achievement by individuals, associations, businesses, and governments in the field of heritage conservation and awareness. We celebrate the stories and images about award-winning conservation projects, advocacy & planning initiatives, interesting books and the dedicated people who bring heritage alive.

We are very much looking forward to the awards becoming part of the annual Heritage Week offerings. Nominations will open this fall. Keep an eye on our social media for announcements!


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Support the Next Generation of Heritage Professionals by Becoming a Mentor

With our new Student Membership Mentor Program, we aim to give students of Architecture, Design, History, Archaeology, Municipal Planning or related building trades a leg-up in their career by providing them with a mentor in their chosen field when they become a Heritage BC student member.

We are currently looking for mentors. If you can donate just a couple of hours a month to provide guidance to a student by phone, email or face-to-face meetings, please contact Shirin Shad, Office and Program Coordinator.

» Email Shirin Shad

Heritage BC Student Membership is only $15 for the year and includes free access to our Student Membership Mentor Program.

» Become a Heritage BC student member



Welcome Maxine Schleger to the Heritage BC Team!

We are delighted to welcome Young Canada Works participant Maxine Schleger to the team as Heritage Conservation Skills Development and Training Officer.

Maxine became interested in built heritage as a high school student, during which time she volunteered at the West Vancouver Archives helping members of the public research the history of their homes. Through this she connected with other like-minded citizens and became a founding board member of the North Shore Heritage Preservation Society in 2005.

Maxine holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of British Columbia, a Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies from the University of Victoria, and will soon be completing her Post-Degree Diploma in Applied Urban and Rural Planning from Langara College. 

Find out more about the Heritage BC team on the website:

» Meet the Team



Visit the Archives at the University of Victoria

A lifetime of work documenting British Columbia's environmental heritage is now on display at the archives of the University of Victoria. The work was compiled by 'father of Canadian ecology' - Ian McTaggart Cowan. The archives are open to the public.

» University of Victoria Archives


B.C.'s Aboriginal Festivals

Throughout the summer, Canada’s Aboriginal peoples host a variety of colourful and fascinating festivals and events to both celebrate their ancient-yet-still-thriving culture, and also to share the traditional values and way of life that protects and holds the land sacred. Find out more:

» Aboriginal Festivals

'the city before the city'

In celebration of Aboriginal History Month, a new collaborative exhibit at three locations; Museum of Anthropology, Library of UBC and the Museum of Vancouver, highlights the history of the Musqueam people before and since Vancouver. The exhibition is open to the public daily and will be on display until August 26.
» Aboriginal History Comes Alive





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