Sign Up Today for Our Heritage Webinars!

Heritage BC Webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world and one registration allows multiple staff members at your office to take part from the same location. Members of the Planning Institute of BC (PIBC) can receive 1.0 CPL Lus (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for each webinar.

How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada

Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 10:00 am/ 7:00pm

This one hour webinar will provide participants with valuable insights and straightforward instructions on how to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. This document offers results oriented guidance for sound decision making when planning for, intervening on and using historic places, and is the benchmark for heritage conservation practices in Canada.

Heritage Conservation Areas in British Columbia

Tuesday September 22, 2015 at 10:00am/ 7:00pm

What are Heritage Conservation Areas? How do they work? This one hour webinar will explore the topic of Heritage Conservation Areas, their legal framework and tools like design guidelines, and will include examples from around British Columbia. With the City of Vancouver's Heritage Action Plan and potential Heritage Conservation Areas being established in Vancouver for the first time, this is a timely webinar.

Webinars are only $25 for Heritage BC members and $35 for non-members.

 » Find out more about Heritage BC webinars


Heritage BC will bring the expertise to your heritage organisation, municipality or community group with our interactive workshops

 » Heritage BC Workshops


What topics would you like to see developed into Webinars? Contact Karen Dearlove to let us know.

 » Email Karen Dearlove



Quarterly Theme - Heritage: On Location. Now Accepting Articles and Ads!

Heritage buildings and sites are increasing being used as unique and innovative venues. The theme of the next issue of Heritage BC Quarterly is Heritage: On Location, and will explore the growing entrepreneurial use of heritage buildings and sites for a variety of events and activities, including special events such as wedding ceremonies or film locations.

Tell us about how you leverage the heritage value and properties of your building or site as a unique venue. Send a short article (300 words) with images appropriate for print production to Karen Dearlove by October 19.

To reserve an ad and receive priority placement for your article in the Quarterly contact Anisa Musmary.

 » View the Summer 2015 Quarterly online


Late Registration Rates Begin on September 11!

Register today on the Heritage BC website to secure your place at this year's annual conference before the late registration rates apply on September 11.

Book your place at 'The Main Thing'  to enjoy talks from expert speakers, hands-on workshops, themed social and networking events, bus and walking tours and more!

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.

1.5 Core & Non Core AIBC credits are now available for selected workshops!

 » Conference Registration


 » Heritage BC Annual Conference


Guest Speaker Blog:

 » Mark Forsythe: Hooked on Heritage


Call For Nominations: Heritage BC Board of Directors. Deadline September 15!

Heritage BC is seeking nominations for three people to serve on the 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 15. 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


Treefest 2015

Spend the afternoon of Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Riverview Hospital grounds, Henry Esson Young Building and Lougheed Highway at Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC to experience Treefest. Enjoy Tree Tours, History Bus Tours, Heritage Building Tour, Blackberry Tea and the Children’s Walk. Admission is free.

Pecha Kucha Vol. 37 “Our Green Future”

Join Cause+Affect on September 23rd at the Vogue Theatre for a special edition PechaKucha Night in collaboration with the City of Vancouver to talk about Our Green Future.

Five short years ago, they did a PechaKucha Night with the City to celebrate the plan to turn Vancouver into the Greenest City in the world by 2020.Now it’s time to check in! Tickets $10 including fees.

» Pecha Kucha Vol. 37

A Banquet of Stories: Sharing Migration Tales Through Food

Share family migration stories inspired by food, and reflecting on our connections with First Nations people and with other immigrant groups. The goal is to collect and record family stories to begin the museum’s process of recovering ignored, suppressed, or forgotten histories

The event is free to attend and takes place Sept 26, 2:30 - 7:30 at the Sunset Community Centre.

» A Banquet of Stories



We want to hear about our members heritage news and events!

Send your links and a brief description to Anisa Musmary.

 » Email Anisa Musmary

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