AUGUST 12, 2015


Identifying Vancouver's Chinatown's Intangible Heritage Values

Heritage BC wants you to share your thoughts, ideas, memories, and feelings and help us discover Vancouver's Chinatown's intangible Heritage Values.

Heritage BC is conducting public meetings and gathering public input in August 2015 on behalf of the Province of BC's Ministry of International Trade, to identify Vancouver's Chinatown's intangible heritage values.

Anyone can provide input. There are no wrong answers and you don't have to be a history of heritage expert to communicate what aspects of Vancouver's Chinatown's story are important or significant and have contributed to its unique identity.

If you're in Vancouver drop in to the public open house on Thursday August 20, 2015 between 2 pm and 6 pm at the Chinese Cultural Centre boardroom located at 50 E Pender Street, Vancouver. At the open house participants will be asked to think about Vancouver's Chinatown in relation to different historical, social, and cultural themes and to identify what they value about Vancouver's Chinatown.

 » Description of historical, social, and cultural themes


Unable to make it to the open house? Submit your input using our online form.

Submission must be made by August 28.

 »  Online form


Register At The Regular Conference Rate Until September 4!

'The Main Thing' conference is taking place in Rossland B.C., October 1-3. Jim Mountain, Director of Regeneration with Heritage Canada The National Trust, will open the conference as keynote speaker discussing his experience with our conference theme, Main Street Rejuvenation.

Come learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies. Get tangible tips on how to leverage your heritage assets to promote tourism opportunities and sustainability practices.

Participants are eligible for up to 6.75 CPL LUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) through the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) for attending the entire conference.

Save money and secure your place by registering before the late registration rates kick in on September 4!

 » Conference Registration


Find out more about our conference tours, workshops, speakers, socials and more on our website.

 » Heritage BC Annual Conference

Spread the word!

 » Conference poster for use online

 » Conference poster to print


Call For Nominations: Heritage BC Board of Directors

Are you interested in and engaged with heritage conservation and awareness in British Columbia? Are you looking for a fulfilling way to support heritage conservation in British Columbia with your skills?

Heritage BC is seeking nominations for three people to serve on its' Board of Directors for a commitment of a two-year term. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with experience and expertise in the following fields: legal, marketing, financial, business, local government, heritage conservation, history, sustainability, fundraising, and education.

Our board strives for diversity so your youthful, senior, cultural, or First Nations views and voice are encouraged.

For more information or to be considered for nomination, please send your resume and a brief personal statement of interest to boardnominations@heritagebc.ca.

Nominations must be received by September 2, 2015. If you are elected as a director you will be required to sign a director’s undertaking agreement.

Help us build a strong future for heritage conservation and awareness in British Columbia.

Directors will be elected at Heritage BC’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, October 3, 2015 at our conference in the Miners' Hall, Rossland, B.C.

 » Heritage BC Board of Directors


Charles Hill Speaking Events Sponsored by Heritage BC

Charles Hill began work at the National Gallery of Canada in 1972, and was appointed Curator of Canadian Art in 1980. He has had a consistent interest in the relationships between art and society, and in the integration of art in the public and private spheres. Hill was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000, and received an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University, Montreal, in 2007.

Heritage BC is honoured to be sponsoring Charles Hill’s speaking tour taking place on October 24, 27 & 29 in Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.

» Charles Hill Speaking Tour

 Find out more about Heritage BC news and events on our website:

 » Heritage BC Website


Thank You To All That Have Donated So Far!

On Saturday June 13, our office was broken into and a laptop and projector were stolen. Money to replace these items is just not in our budget so we have created an Indiegogo fundraising campaign.

Thanks to a number of kind donations we have now reached 30% of our target, but we still have some work to do to reach our end goal of $2,500!

Please donate what you can and share the link on social media and with friends.

Thank you.



Help support heritage conservation by signing up to make monthly donations.

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Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

This traditional Chinese celebration on August 15 honours Barkerville’s Chinese heritage with activities all day, entertainment in the evening, a lantern parade at dusk, and fireworks.

» Barkerville's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Walking Tour: At The Water's Edge

Hastings Sunrise perched above Burrard Inlet is a hidden trove of beautiful homes. On August 15 come explore the sought-after views, see heritage revitalization by astute buyers, and enjoy the lovely architecture with the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

» Vancouver Heritage Foundation Walking Tours

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