December 30, 2015

Dear Subscriber

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

Last Chance to Enter! Deadline Monday January 4, 2016!

We have received so many great entries for our Stops of Interest sign photo competition! You can still be in it to win it though with the competition closing on January 4, 2016!

» Stops of Interest Photo Album

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 January 4, 2016

Prizes include: One free conference registration for our May 2016 Conference in Vancouver - Arts BC & Heritage BC: PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide ($250 value), four different games donated by Electronic Arts (Approx $75 value each), two free webinars of your choice($25-$35 value).

» 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



One Week Left to Submit Nominations!

You have until January 7, 2016 to apply for the 2016 Heritage BC Awards. 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



Call for Conference Presentation and Workshop Proposals

ArtsBC and Heritage BC are inviting proposals for workshops and presentations for our collaborative 2016 Conference "PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide", taking place May 5-7, 2016 on Vancouver's Granville Island.

We are inviting proposals for workshops and presentations that explore the range of intersections between the arts and heritage. Conference themes include: Building Places for the Arts and Heritage; Contesting and Caring for Places; New Frontiers and Collisions; Organizational Capacity and Partnership Building. 

Proposals are sought for presentations in the format of traditional format (15-30 minutes); conference sessions or roundtables (90 minutes); workshops (90 minutes). Deadline for proposal submission is February 15, 2016.

For more information about conference themes and possible topics go to Heritage BC's website:

» Call for Proposals

Download and share the Call for Proposals:

» Call for Proposals pdf

Become a Heritage BC member with membership starting from only $15. Student, Individual, Group, Government and Corporate memberships are available. 

» Heritage BC Membership





Heritage and Cultural Tourism Webinar

To coincide with the 2016 Heritage Week theme of Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places, Heritage BC will be offering a new webinar on Heritage and Cultural Tourism. This webinar will introduce the topic and meaning of heritage and cultural tourism, the benefits of heritage and cultural tourism, and best practices for developing and delivering heritage and cultural tourism experiences.

Using examples from British Columbia, this webinar will introduce case studies and several valuable resources. 

Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

Tuesday February 16, 2016 at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm

» Webinar Registration

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

» Heritage BC 2015/16 Membership Survey



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, stories and other information about 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



Vancouver to invest millions to protect historic buildings in Chinatown

Vancouver council has moved to preserve Chinatown’s heritage for present and future generations.

 » Article

Young Canada Works

The 2016 YCW Program has now begun! Apply for funds by January 15, 2016.
» Young Canada Works

Call For Papers: 2016 AIBC Annual Conference

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia invites submissions from those interested in speaking, participating in panel discussions or facilitating interactive workshops at the 2016 AIBC Annual Conference to be held at the Vancouver Conference Centre from Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 18, 2016. 
» AIBC Conference 2016


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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