November 4, 2015


November Educational Webinars

Sign up for our interesting and informative webinars taking place in November. Webinars are only $25 for Heritage BC members and $35 for non-members. 

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 CPLUs (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for each webinar.

 » Register for Heritage BC Webinars

NEW! Heritage Basics

Tuesday November 10, 2015-10:00am and 7:00pm

For individuals or groups new to heritage conservation or those who want to incorporate new legislative tools or values-based management into existing heritage programs. Great for non profit 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 (SOS)

Tuesday November 17, 2015-10:00am and 7:00pm

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. 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.

NEW! Heritage Conservation, Sustainability and Climate Change

Tuesday November 24, 2015-10:00am and 7:00pm

An introduction to the intersections between heritage conservation, sustainability, and climate change. 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 current programs being offered to assist with long-term sustainability in heritage conservation projects. 


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




Heritage Week: Distinctive Destination Photo Competition

Is there a historic place in B.C. that you love to visit? A place that attracts visitors from near and far? The theme for Heritage Week 2016 is Distinctive Destinations. We are celebrating this announcement by holding a photo competition. Send us images of your favourite Distinctive Destinations in British Columbia and your image could be featured on Heritage BC's 2016 Heritage Week poster, which is displayed across the province. Other prizes will also be available.

Read the complete contest details, complete the fillable pdf form, and submit by email with your images. Entries will be received until the end of the day on Friday December 11, 2015.

» 2016 Heritage Week Poster Contest

If you are not on our mailing list but would like to receive a copy of the Heritage Week poster please contact us: info@heritagebc.ca 


» Heritage Week: Distinctive Destinations




Help Heritage BC Locate and Assess B.C.'s Stop of Interest Signs

Heritage BC is hosting a fun photo competition to locate and assess B.C.'s Stop of Interest signs.

There are a number of ways you can take part. Share your photographs on Twitter or Instagram by following @HeritageBCanada or Heritage BC on Facebook and using #bcstopsofinterest and note the location of the stop.

For those less social media inclined, you can also submit your entries on the Heritage BC website by taking a photograph of the sign, a note of its location and filling out the online form using the link below before the deadline of December 18, 2015. 

Prizes include: One free conference registration for our May 2016 Conference in Vancouver - Arts BC & Heritage BC, four different games from Electronic Arts, two free webinars of your choice (more prizes coming available soon - watch our website for details).

» Stops of Interest Competition

This is a fun way to get people out and exploring local areas and heritage sites, plus there are prizes to be won, so spread the word!

Have a look at the entries so far on our Stops of Interest Pinterest board!

» Stops of Interest Pinterest board 

Spread the word about the competition by downloading our promotional poster:

 » Stops of Interest Photo Competition Poster for Print

 » Stops of Interest Media Release


Heritage BC Conference 2015 The Main Thing: Let us know your thoughts!

Did you attend the 2015 Heritage BC Annual Conference? What did you enjoy? What do you think we could do better next year? 

Give us your valued input by filling out our 2015 Annual Conference evaluation form. It will only take five minutes of your time and your feedback will help us make our 2016 conference better than ever!

 » 2015 Conference Evaluation Form


Find out more about Heritage BC events on our website.

 » Heritage BC Events


Old School Workshops

Vancouver Heritage Foundation is offering three courses to help with practical skills in maintaining heritage homes. The Old School program can help you in researching your home’s history, show how zoning affected the development of a historic neighbourhood, or teach you how to draft a conservation plan specific to your home. 

 » Old School Workshops

2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting

The 2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting is to be held at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby, on Friday November 27 from 8:30 am till 5:00 pmThe program includes brief presentations by Musqueam nation, Arts, BC Museums, National, Provincial and Municipal Heritage organizations, as well as planners from several municipalities.

 » 2015 Heritage & Cultural Planners 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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