October 7, 2015


The Heritage BC Annual Conference 2015 The Main Thing took place in Rossland over October 1-3. It was a fantastic three days of energizing talks, professional learning experiences, networking, and most of all fun!

Thank you to all attendees, presenters, volunteers, and the community of Rossland for hosting us.

Thanks once again to our conference sponsors, without your generous support the conference wouldn't have been the great success that it was! 


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

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 » Heritage BC Website


Heritage BC November webinars!

Did you miss out on the Heritage BC Conference but still want to take part in a professional learning experience, or did you attend and want to continue to build on your learning credits? Consider our three Heritage BC webinars coming up in November!

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.

NEW! Heritage Basics

Tuesday November 10, 2015 at 10:00am/ 7:00pm

For individuals or groups new to heritage conservation or those that want to incorporate new legislative tools or values-based management into existing heritage programs, this is the webinar version of Heritage BC's popular workshop. Great for heritage society members, planners, elected officials, community heritage commissions, heritage property owners, the business and tourism community and the general public. This webinar introduces values centred heritage conservation and benefits (social, environmental, economic) to help identify heritage values and guide decision-making.

Writing Statements of Significance

Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 10:00am/7:00pm

This webinar helps participants develop the necessary documentation for identified sites on a Community Heritage Register. As an essential component of historic place record documentation, the SOS functions as a key planning tool to inform decision-making in the heritage conservation process. It provides guidance to property owners, architects, developers and others who are making an intervention to an historic place. Gain an understanding of what an SOS is, how it can be used and what elements to include in a well-written document. This webinar is especially useful for those who are applying to the Heritage Legacy Fund, as an SOS for the chosen site is a compulsory element to the Heritage Conservation Program application.

NEW! Heritage Conservation, Sustainability and Climate Change

Tuesday November 24, 2015 at 10:00am/7:00pm

This webinar introduces the intersections between heritage conservation, sustainability, and climate change. Climate change may have potentially serious implications for the historic environment. Cultural heritage sites can be particularly sensitive to severe weather events and to changes in climate. How can we mitigate the adverse implications of climate change in heritage conservation, and integrate the best practices of sustainability into heritage conservation? This webinar will also examine some current programs being offered to assist with long-term sustainability in heritage conservation projects. 

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 organization, 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 Article Submission Theme: On Location

Heritage buildings and sites are increasingly being used as unique and innovative venues for weddings, anniversaries, parties, and film making.

The theme of the next issue of the Heritage BC Quarterly is Heritage: On Location.  We will explore the growing entrepreneurial use of heritage buildings and sites for a variety of events and activities.

Tell us about how you use the heritage in your community as a unique venue.

Send a short article (300 words) with images appropriate for print production to Anisa Musmary by October 19.

 » View the Summer 2015 Quarterly online

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


A Conversation with Brian Jackson about Heritage in Vancouver

On Thursday October 15, Heritage Vancouver once again welcomes Brian Jackson, General Manager, Planning and Development Services for the City of Vancouver for their annual heritage review. As the Chief Planner overseeing the city’s momentous Heritage Action Plan, Mr. Jackson will offer a valuable perspective on the future direction of heritage conservation. Heritage Vancouver members $8.50, General $10.

 » A conversation with Brian Jackson

Chilliwack Heritage Home Tour & Tapas

Your chance to get inside six beautiful heritage properties and enjoy tapas with Heritage Chilliwack on October 17 for just $30 per person.

 » Heritage Home Tour & Tapas

2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting

The 2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting is to take place on November 27 at the Shadbolt Centre. Register online using the link below.

» 2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting



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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