January 27, 2016

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35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala Tickets Now on Sale!

Join the celebration at the 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala, where the outstanding and significant achievements of British Columbia’s heritage conservation heroes are recognized. 

Enjoy drinks, appetizers and networking with B.C.’s heritage advocates, organizations, groups, businesses and government officials as we announce the winners of the 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards.

Our awards gala venue, The Imperial in downtown Vancouver, is an excellent example of adaptive reuse of a culturally significant heritage building. The previously abandoned Chinese-language movie theatre has been transformed into a fabulously renovated venue that respectfully nods to its past.

Network with some of the most influential people in our sector, congratulate award winners and celebrate with fellow leading and up-and-coming heritage enthusiasts.

The 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Imperial, 319 Main Street, Vancouver (map)
Networking Reception | 6pm-7pm
Awards Ceremony | 7pm-9pm
Tickets | $50.00 
Dress code | Cocktail Attire
Cash bar

If you work in or with the heritage or cultural sectors you won’t want to miss this spectacular celebration!

» Heritage BC Awards 2016

Discover more about the 2014 Heritage BC Awards Winners:

» Heritage BC Awards 2014




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







Heritage and Cultural Tourism Webinar 

To coincide with the 2016 Heritage Week theme of Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places, we are 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. 

Register today for the next webinar at a special Heritage BC members price of $25, or $35 for non-members. 

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 

Flag Day Celebration

Celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Canadian Club, the 51st birthday of our Canadian flag, the 35th anniversary of Heritage Canada and the start of Heritage week on Monday, February 15 at a special Canadian Club luncheon. 

Join Kathryn Molloy, Executive Director of Heritage BC, who will share information on Heritage Week and enjoy an all Canadian lunch as we commemorate the late Patrick Reid, OC, MC, CD, ORS, Honorary Colonel of The British Columbia Regiment (DCO), who was instrumental in helping to create the Maple Leaf flag in 1965. 

Register online using the link below or by phone (604 688 8260) by February 11, 2016.

» Canadian Club Flag Day Celebration Register Online

» 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

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



Thomas Hooper, Architect a presentation by Donald Luxton

Join Don Luxton, heritage consultant, architectural historian and writer for a free event at the Chilliwack Museum & Archives on February 19. He will be delving into the life and work of Thomas Hooper, architect of the Chilliwack Museum and other notable destinations in Chilliwack and B.C.


Free Salish Singing & Drumming Workshops

Learn social songs, drumming and dance with instructor Russell Wallace at the SFU Salish Singing & Drumming Workshops taking place in downtown Vancouver in 2016. Workshops are free and open to everyone!

 » Salish Singing & Drumming Workshop Schedule



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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