April 6, 2016

Dear Subscriber


Register Now for Over 50 Workshops, Presentations and Special Events!

The schedule for "PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide" is now up on the Heritage BC website.

Opening the conference are our two keynote speakers. Norman Hotson, AIBC, AAA, OAA, FRAIC, RCA, was the coordinating architect for our host location and lauded example of placemaking; Granville IslandDr. Nancy Mackin PhD, AIBC, LEED AP, Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria practices her love of architecture and teaches in communities throughout northwestern Canada, with a focus on landscapes and building designs of indigenous peoples. Both of their unique experiences with placemaking make our keynote addresses a must-see!

Other scheduled workshops include: "BC Society Act Changes""The value of the Modern Heritage as a Cultural Resource”, "Researching the History of a Building", "From the Foundation, Up - Communication Planning Basics", "Using Unlikely Space for Community Placemaking""Planning for Succession - Who Will Sit at Your Board Table Tomorrow?", and so many more!

Many of our workshops and walking tours are also eligible for PIBC credits!

» Register Now


Tell us your Heritage BC Program Stories!

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 workshopswebinarsAnnual 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


Register Now for Heritage BC Member Reports!

The Heritage BC Annual General Meeting is taking place Friday May 6 at 12:00PM, at our annual conference on Granville Island. As part of our AGM we are hosting six reports, a maximum of five minutes in length, from some of our members.

Tell your fellow Heritage BC members about ongoing projects, interesting trends or organizational successes from the past year.

If you or your organization would like to present a report at the Heritage BC AGM, you can do so by notifying us of your interest on the PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide registration form

Expressions of interest will be considered until Wednesday April 13, and members will be notified about their presentation by Monday, April 18.

» Register Your interest


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 by Friday, April 15

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


Vancouver Vanishes: Demolition and Revival

Contributors from the book "Vancouver Vanishes: Demolition and Revival" discuss Vancouver's changing urban environment in this engaging free-to-attend multimedia talk. Takes place Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level Central Library, 350 W Georgia St on Thursday, April 14.

» Contact info@anvilpress.com for more info

Mackie Lake House Student Opportunities

Mackie Lake House Foundation is looking to employ two summer students as Heritage Interpreter and Marketing & Events Manager from May to August and is now accepting applications until Friday, April 22nd.

» Mackie House

What's a Neighbourhood?

On April 13, Heritage Vancouver will explore what features could be considered necessary to have living in vibrant neighbourhoods and communities as well as discuss what we should keep in mind as we manage change to Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. In addition Don Luxton, lead consultant on the Heritage Action Plan, will present an update on one of the most anticipated pieces of the Heritage Action Plan, the Character Home Component, which will be going before Vancouver City Council in the Spring. Taking place at Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU Woodward’s 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver). Admission free.

» What's a Neighbourhood

BC Historical Federation for the Canada 150 Provincial Forum

On April 22, join BC Museums Association, Royal Roads University, and the BC Heritage Branch for a province-wide day of dialogue exploring plans and opportunities to recognize and celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017. This forum is open to individuals/organizations in the museum, gallery, archive, cultural centre, heritage, and history and tourism communities in B.C. There are three ways to be involved: Participate in-person at Royal Roads University in VictoriaCollaborate online from anywhere in the world; or watch the live-streamed broadcast.

On-site participation: $25 BCMA members. $20 BCMA Student members, and $40 non-members. Online participation: Free

» Register Now

Cultural Resource Management Program at UVic

The Cultural Resource Management Program at UVic has some great courses coming up this Summer and Fall. Course include "Public Programming", "Cultural Landscapes", "Cultural Tourism", and "Best Practices in Heritage Conservation".

» Upcoming Courses

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



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