HERITAGE NEWS & EVENTS
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:
Date: Wednesday, February 24th
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Georgia Room, Holiday Inn, 1110 Howe Street
» 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 - 6:00, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission $12.00