February 24, 2016

Dear Subscriber


Update us on your Heritage Week events!

Thank you to all who created events to celebrate Heritage Week province-wide! Events were varied including a Heritage Day lecture in Victoria from Caroline Adderson, Ancestry workshops at Tsawwassen Library, the COHS Heritage Awards, and numerous exhibitions and tours in cities all around the province.

Did you host a special event celebrating this year's Heritage Week theme of Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places? We want to hear about it! 

Send photographs with captions to amusmary@heritagebc.ca. We will use the photographs to create Heritage Week 2016 photo albums on Facebook, Pinterest and the Heritage BC website.

 » Heritage Week 2016



Congratulations to all 2016 Heritage BC Award Winners!

On Thursday February 18 we celebrated heritage conservation in B.C. at the Heritage BC 35th Anniversary Awards Gala.

The event took place at The Imperial, a beautiful space on Vancouver's Main Street, which was a Chinese-language movie house in the 1970s.

Over 140 guests from heritage organizations, groups, businesses and government travelled from all corners of British Columbia to attend our special anniversary awards.

Twenty awards were presented during the evening with winners including: BC Heritage Fairs, Arthur Erickson House, and Wentworth Villa to name only a few.

See a full list of award winners on the Heritage BC website.

» 2016 Heritage BC Award Winners





It’s a Tree, it’s a Plane, it’s a Mountain - It’s a War Memorial!

Heritage BC is calling on the public to help create an online map of World War memorials across BC.

Over 700 World War memorials have been dedicated throughout BC, but not all are cenotaphs or plaques! Some of the commemoration is in the form of mountains, lakes, parks, rows of trees, streets and even aircrafts.

And don’t expect to find them in the customary places such as town squares and cemeteries - you’ll have to venture into the interior of small community churches, locate rural airports and ghost towns, stroll island beaches and hike through provincial parks to see them all. 

To submit photographs and locations of monuments and memorials you have three options:
1. Send information and the location along with a high resolution photo to getonthemap@heritagebc.ca
2. Post your photos on the Heritage BC Facebook page. 
3. Use the online form on the Heritage BC Website: www.heritagebc.ca/war-memorials-in-bc


» Get on the map: War Monuments & Memorials Pinterest board

» Get on the map: War Monuments & Memorials Facebook photo album




Call for Volunteers!

We are looking for volunteers or an organisation to share our table at the BC Nature 2016 AGM and CVN 50th anniversary at the Filberg Centre from May 12th - 15th, 2016.

The Comox Valley Naturalist Society is expecting up to 250 attendees at the conference and we would love to display some of our items to spread awareness of our cause. 

We are looking for volunteers to set-up and look after the display table for one or all of the days. If you are able to donate some of your time, please contact amusmary@heritagebc.ca



Grosvenor Pacific | City-Led Open House - TONIGHT!!!

The City of Vancouver will be hosting an Open House regarding Grosvenor's Hornby & Pacific Rezoning Application. This is your chance to have your say regarding the future of Leslie House:

DateWednesday, February 24th 
Time5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Georgia Room, Holiday Inn, 1110 Howe Street

Refreshments available. 

» Leslie House Rezoning Application

Call for nominations: Prince of Wales Prize

The National Trust for Canada is accepting nominations for the Prince of Wales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership. 

Under the generous patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, this prize is awarded to a municipal government, large or small, rural or urban, which has demonstrated a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of its historic places. 

 » Submission criteria and details

My Sweet Spot Contest

In celebration of Heritage Day, the National Trust for Canada invites you to participate in their My Sweet Spot contest. Whether it’s one of Canada’s National Historic Sites, a beloved childhood vacation place or the best country inn for a weekend getaway – show a photo of your favourite distinctive destination and you could win over $3,000 in great travel prizes! 

 » My Sweet Spot

Heritage Chilliwack Launch Self-Guided Tour Brochure

The self-guided tour brochure put together by the Heritage Chilliwack Society includes the history of the stops along the way, and is available at the Royal Hotel on Wellington, at Cornerstone Custom Picture Framing on Mill Street or at the Tourism Chilliwack visitor centre on Luckakuck Way.

» PDF Brochure Download

Heritage 101: Introduction to Heritage Conservation - Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Heritage 101 is a comprehensive introduction to heritage conservation. Three professionals in the heritage sector deliver this all day workshop that covers theory and practice, the history of Vancouver’s heritage, how heritage conservation practices evolved, how the City of Vancouver regulates heritage work in the city, and resources and invaluable information to introduce both homeowners and professionals to the field of heritage conservation. $110+tax

» Register now

Sawmills and Opera Houses: The Dr Sun Yat Sen Garden and the origins of Chinatown

There is a rich and complex layered history of significant cultural and historical activities on the site of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden and Park which are the origins of Vancouver’s Chinatown. A new exhibit, Sawmills and Opera Houses will explore the origins of Vancouver's Chinatown on this site through historic maps, texts and archival photographs. Planned to coincide with the celebration of the Garden’s 30th anniversary, the exhibit opens in the Hall of A Hundred Rivers in the Dr Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Classical Garden on April 2, 2016
The Garden is open in April 10:00 - 6:00Tuesday to Sunday. Admission $12.00




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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