December 2, 2015

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: Experience Historic Places. We are celebrating this announcement by holding a photo competition. Send us images of your favourite Distinctive Destinations in British Columbia and your image of a historic attraction, place or building 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





Reminder: #GivingTuesday Have Your Gift Matched!

Heritage BC needs your help to continue the important work of fostering engaged, inclusive, sustainable, and thriving communities in our province. Your gift ensures our irreplaceable history and heritage are protected for generations to come. Your gift supports the preservation of extraordinary architecture and monuments. Your gift encourages the revitalization of local neighbourhoods.

  • $30 provides an educational and networking webinar for a student or nonprofit volunteer
  • $125 supports the mentorship of one young person by a heritage professional
  • $250 sponsors a non-profit volunteer to attend our May conference
  • $1000 provides training in conservation and restoration for a community group

Donate today through Canada Helps using Interac, and your donation will be matched, to a maximum of $25 per donation.

There are three easy ways to make your tax-deductible donation to Heritage BC today:

  • Mail a cheque to:

            Heritage BC
            102 - 657 Marine Drive
            West Vancouver BC V7T 1A4

  • Phone Kathryn Molloy, Executive Director at (855) 349-7243

You can also direct your tax-deductible donation to the Heritage Legacy Fund - the only provincial funding program dedicated exclusively to heritage conservation in BC.  

» Make a Donation

Give us your feedback! Take a couple of minutes to fill out our membership survey

» Heritage BC 2015/16 Membership Survey




Deadline Extended For Heritage BC 2016 Awards

Our deadline for accepting nominations for our 2016 Heritage BC Awards has been extended. You now have until January 7, 2016 to apply. The 2016 Awards Gala will take place during Heritage Week in February.

Heritage BC's Annual Awards Program recognizes the outstanding and significant achievements in heritage conservation of individuals, organizations, groups, businesses, and governments in communities across B.C.

There are four categories for Heritage BC Awards: Heritage Conservation; Heritage Education and Awareness; Heritage Planning and Management; Ruby Nobbs Volunteer Award. Nominations for all categories can be submitted through Heritage BC's website. For more information and to submit an awards nomination:

» Heritage BC Awards Program

Find out more about Heritage Week 2016 and the theme of Distinctive Destinations

» Heritage Week 2016



Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in B.C.

Heritage BC is excited to announce a new mapping project, Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in British Columbia. Across Canada there are over 6,000 monuments and memorials dedicated to Canada's war dead as the First and Second World Wars touched nearly every community in Canada, big or small. Heritage BC is seeking the public's help to collect information about all the World War monuments and memorials in communities across British Columbia.

This information will be used to create an interactive online map that will serve as a valuable educational resource about Canada's war effort and the effects on local communities. It will also provide opportunities for local communities to share their stories, heritage, and history.

Submit photographs and information regarding the War Monuments and Memorials near you using the online form before 5pm on March 1, 2016.

This project is funded in part through the Department of Canadian Heritage's World War Commemorations Community Fund, Young Canada Works and generous in-kind support from Split Mango Web Designs (who supported the Vancouver Heritage Foundations' Heritage Register map).

» Get on the Map - Submissions


» Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in B.C. media release

» Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in B.C. English poster pdf

» Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in B.C. French poster pdf



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

Have a look at the entries so far on our Stops of Interest Facebook Photo Album! Ps. We are almost at 1000 likes so help us reach our goal by liking the page while you are there! 

» Stops of Interest Photo Album

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!

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

 » Stops of Interest Photo Competition Poster for Print

 » Stops of Interest Media Release


Job opening: Project Manager

Vintage Woodworks, a B.C. heritage millwork supplier, are currently hiring a Project Manager to be based in the Vancouver area.

 » Project Manager Job Description

Get a Grant with Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Get financial help for the repair and maintenance of heritage exteriors! Application deadline Feb 1st, 2016!

 » Vancouver Heritage Foundation Grants

2016 Courses from the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria

In the spring of 2016 the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria is offering two new, 6-day, professional development courses.

Condition Assessment, Recording and Measured Survey; March 14-19, Victoria BC 
 » Find out more

Cultural Landscapes; May 9- 14, 2016; Victoria BC
» Find out more



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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