January 13, 2016

Dear Subscriber

Welcome to the first Heritage BC Update of 2016! This will be an exciting year for
Heritage BC and we look forward to the projects, collaborations and partnerships
ahead of us.


Heritage and Cultural Tourism Webinar Today!

There's still time to register for our Heritage and Cultural Tourism Webinar happening at 10am and 7pm today!

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. 

If you can't make it to today's webinars you can still register now for the next Heritage and Cultural Tourism Webinars taking place on 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





We are hiring! Heritage BC Capacity Planner

Are you a hardworking, energetic, outgoing and a creative problem solver looking for a meaningful and professional career in heritage conservation?

Heritage BC is hiring a full time (35 hrs/week) permanent position reporting to the Executive Director.

As the Heritage BC Capacity Planner, you will be based out of offices in West Vancouver, B.C. and the job requires some provincial travel.

We are looking for a candidate with experience in the heritage field and an education from a recognized Urban Planning, Architecture, Heritage Planning or History program.

Please send your cover letter and resume to info@heritagebc.ca and put in the subject line "Heritage BC Capacity Planner Application".  

Applications will only be accepted by email. Only PDF documents will be accepted. 

Deadline for Applications: 5 PM, February 1, 2016:

» Heritage BC Capacity Planner Job Description

Find out more about the staff at Heritage BC!

» Meet the Heritage BC team





Save the date: February 18, 2016

As our awards program celebrates it's 35th year, we are recognizing this special time by hosting the 2016 awards ceremony during Heritage Week.

Please save the date of Thursday February 18 in your diary! The awards ceremony this year will be held at the stunning location of The Imperial, an abandoned asian movie house revitalized into a premier event venue, in Vancouver's downtown core.

More information regarding tickets and awards program will be released shortly.

For more information about the awards, keep an eye on our website for updates:

» Heritage BC Awards 2016

Discover more about the 2014 Heritage BC Awards Winners:

» Heritage BC Awards 2014


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

Announcing Winner of Heritage Week Photo Competition!

Thanks to all those who submitted photographs of the diverse heritage locations across British Columbia. It was a tough decision, but the selection committee has chosen the winning image for the 2016 Heritage Week Photo Contest.

We are pleased to announce that Dianne Mitchell's submission of Britannia Mine Museum has won with their photograph of Mill 3!

The winning photograph is featured on the 2016 Heritage Week poster, which has been sent out to our members this week.

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 Photo Competition Entries

 Spread the word about Heritage Week by downloading our promotional poster:

 » Heritage Week Poster 

 » Promote your own Heritage Week event poster

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



UBC Cultural Planning & Development Courses Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the next session of online professional development courses and workshops offered by UBC in Winter 2016. Taught by international experts and senior practitioners, these courses and workshops can be taken individually, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning. 

 » Cultural Planning and Development Courses

Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies Program

The September 2016 entry for the University of Victoria's Graduate Professional Certificate in Cultural Heritage Studies Program is now open.

 » University of Victoria

National Trust for Canada: This Place Matters

The National Trust has started a crowdfunding site to help fund the preservation of historic places and sites.
» This Place Matters

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Funding Deadline

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

» Get a Grant


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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