HERITAGE BC UPDATE

JUNE 2011

HBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Call For Nominations

The Nominations Committee is seeking nominations to fill five positions on the Board of Directors that will be vacant as of the 2011 Annual General Meeting on September 30.  The eight-member Board develops policy and oversees the direction and finances of the society.  The Committee seeks a broad range of skills and interests, from all regions of the province.

A Call for Nominations was emailed to voting members (Group and Individual) on June 16.  It is also being sent by mail, delayed by 10 days by the postal strike.  The deadline for nominations is August 2.  For more information, please contact executive director Rick Goodacre. rgoodacre@heritagebc.ca

 

 

 

HERITAGE LIGHTHOUSE PROTECTION ACT

Designating Heritage Lighthouses

Under the federal Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act Canadians can now nominate lighthouses for designation and protection.  There is only a two-year window for the nomination process, however, until May 29, 2012.  Nominations will be considered by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

So far, 56 lighthouses have been nominated, but only three from B.C.: Point Atkinson, Sisters Islets and Sheringham Point. 

Heritage BC and the provincial Heritage Branch have provided the federal Heritage Lighthouse Program with a list of community organizations and local governments that may have an interest in the 35 B.C. lighthouses identified by Parks Canada as having nomination potential.  Parks Canada is writing to these organizations and governments to inform them about the nominations process, and to discover if there is an interest in participating in information sessions.  Some sessions have already been held in the Maritimes and more may be scheduled on the west coast in September, if the level of interest warrants.

Read the letter to Heritage BC from National Historic Sites:
» News: Designating Heritage Lighthouses

For more information, contact Heritage BC executive director, Rick Goodacre, or call the Heritage Lighthouse Program office:
(819) 934-9096
»www.parkscanada.gc.ca


UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES


Heritage BC Annual Conference

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
September 30 - October 1, 2011

Association for Preservation Technology International 2011 Annual Conference

Heritage on the Edge: Sustaining Buildings, Landscapes
and Communities
Victoria: October 11-16, 2011
» www.apti.org

International National Trust Organization
14th Annual Conference

Connecting People, Places and Stories: New Strategies for Conservation in a Changing World
Victoria: October 12-16, 2011
» www.heritagecanada.org/eng/conference

Heritage Planners & Professionals Annual Meeting

Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby
Friday, November 25, 2011

Community Heritage Commission
Annual Conference

Surrey City Centre Library
Saturday, November 26, 2011

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