March 23, 2016

Dear Subscriber


Heritage BC Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

Two provincial organizations, one giant 2016 conference.

Registration is now open for PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide. Join us on Granville Island, May 5-7, for a beautiful collision of arts and heritage speakers, workshops, tours, networking, and special events. Keep an eye on our website as more workshops are announced!

Get involved:

Spread the Word! Download and print our conference poster to display or share the online version on your social media platforms.

» Conference Poster for Download and Print

Volunteer! Donate some of your time at the conference to receive reduced registration rates.

Billeting! Help out-of-town delegates by billeting your spare room.

Sponsorship! Why not sponsor student or nonprofit attendance? Or put your company in front of B.C's arts and heritage professionals with one of our sponsorship packages?

Member Reports! Heritage BC members have the opportunity to present member reports at our AGM. Register your interest using our online form today!

» Register now PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide


Welcome Our New Capacity Planner!

Welcome Amy Calder as our new Capacity Planner. Amy is a Planner specializing in cultural heritage, policy and data analysis, sustainable community development, and strategic and operational planning. She obtained her MA in Planning from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, and has a diverse background in fine arts, communications and graphic design.

Amy’s professional career has spanned both public and private sectors; she has worked independently as a planning consultant as well as with organizations such as the City of Guelph, Architectural Conservancy Ontario and Ontario Heritage Trust to research, conserve and promote cultural heritage throughout Canada.

» Heritage BC Staff 


Call for Nominations: Heritage BC Board of Directors

Heritage BC is seeking nominations for people to serve on its' Board of Directors for a commitment of a two-year term. We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with experience and expertise in the following fields: legal, marketing, financial, business, local government, heritage conservation, history, sustainability, fundraising, and education.

Our board strives for diversity so your youthful, senior, cultural, or First Nations views and voice are encouraged. 

For more information or to be considered for nomination, please send your resume and a brief personal statement of interest to boardnominations@heritagebc.ca.

Nominations must be received by Friday, April 15. If you are elected as a director you will be required to sign a director’s undertaking agreement.

Directors will be elected at Heritage BC’s Annual General Meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016 at our Annual Conference on Granville Island.


Send Us Your Information for our 2015 Annual Report!

We are looking for member, donor and sponsor input for our annual report! Have you participated in any Heritage BC events or programs in the last year? Did you participate in any of our workshops, webinars, Annual Conference or the Heritage Legacy Fund? Send us your stories of no more than 300 words and high resolution photographs to be included in our annual report!

We also are looking for advertising support for the annual report. 1/6 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page and full page ads are available to promote your organization to over 1000 people on our mailing list. The annual report will also be given out to an estimated 250 delegates at our Annual Conference taking place, May 5-7, this year! Ads start from just $150!!

Submit your stories or place your ads by emailing them to kdearlove@heritagebc.ca by April 8, 2016.

Photo of Potato House Project, Williams Lake. 2015 Heritage Legacy Fund Project


Stay Tuned for the Release of 2016 Heritage Legacy Fund Application Dates!

In early April 2016, Heritage BC will announce the dates of the Heritage Legacy Fund grant application period. Keep an eye on the Heritage BC website and stay tuned to our e-update for the announcement.

Since June 2005 the Heritage Legacy Fund has supported heritage conservation in British Columbia by providing nearly two million dollars of project funding. Heritage BC is the fund advisor. The HLF is the only funding organization in BC dedicated exclusively to heritage conservation. Grants have been awarded to more than 90 heritage conservation and heritage awareness projects across the province. 

 » Heritage Legacy Fund


Research Workshop on the Recent History of Occupational Structure and Regional Economic Strategy in Non-Metropolitan Regions

The objectives of the workshop is to enable scholars, librarians and archivists to exchange and co-create knowledge, and to lay the foundations for further study by conceiving an international research network on the history of occupational structure and regional economic strategy in non-metropolitan regions. Taking place at UBC's Okanagan Campus and Community Core of Westbank First Nation, June 11 & 12, 2016.

» Research Workshop

Coquitlam Heritage Symposium

The Coquitlam Heritage Symposium, on April 16, brings together heritage supporters in Coquitlam to learn, discuss, and develop ways to enrich our communities through the sharing of heritage and culture.

» Coquitlam Heritage Symposium

2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund

Call for applicants! Every year, the 2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund awards one or several grants to young Canadians who wish to travel to pursue advanced studies, carry out specialized research or take part in advanced training in the field of immovable cultural heritage. Apply by June 15.

» Apply for the 2008 Cultural Heritage Grant Fund

Application Period for Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund Now Open

The Fund awards one or more Canadian students or young professionals (age 20-35) pursuing post-secondary or graduate studies in built heritage conservation, or working in the field of built heritage conservation. Herb Stovel Scholars receive support to deepen their capacity in heritage conservation through special projects, experiential learning or conference attendance. Apply before May 27, 2016.

 » Herb Stovel Scholarship

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Photo credit: Vancouver Archives. Grand opening night at Lonsdale Theatre (1911). Ref: AM54-S4-: LP 362.



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