April 20, 2016

Dear Subscriber


Register Now for your Selected "PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide" Workshops!

If you have already registered for "PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide", you can now register for your chosen workshops. Workshop locations are in venues across Granville Island and some spaces are limited. Workshop registrations are on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you register now! All online workshop registrations must be made before 5pm, Monday, May 2. After that you can register on-site but you run the risk of missing out!

» Workshop Registration

If you haven't registered for our annual conference yet....what are you waiting for?! We have three days of workshops, presentations, talks, walking tours, and social and networking events! See the schedule for "PlaceMaking: Where Arts & Heritage Collide" now on the Heritage BC website.

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

» Register Now


Notice is hereby given to members of the Dogwood Heritage Society of BC (dba Heritage BC) for the 2016 Annual General Meeting

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00pm
Performance Works, Granville Island
1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC 

This meeting is called for the following purposes: 

To receive and consider the financial statements of the Organization. 

To receive and consider the report to the Members.

To approve the minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

To elect and/or re-elect Directors

To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting, or any adjournment thereof. 

Do you have a question about your voting status for this year's AGM?  Contact us at mschleger@heritagebc.ca


PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide TheatreSports

If you are attending our annual conference, or can't make it but still want to join in on some of the fun, our Arts and Heritage themed TheatreSports on Thursday, May 5 is going to be a fantastic time for all for only $20! 

TheatreSports is a high-energy comedic performance featuring Canada's award-winning improv troupe! Relying on razor-sharp wit and lightning-fast reflexes, two teams of performers are pitted against each other in competitive improv matches. Using our arts and heritage suggestions to fuel scenes, the teams must create totally improvised situations on the spot. 

Stop in to Backstage Lounge before the performance to skip the queues and register early from 5pm. Mingle with delegates and the BC Association of Heritage Professionals at our early registration event.

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Are War Monuments and Memorials from your Community Missing from our Map?!

The first stage of the World Wars Monuments and Memorials map is now live! Over 190 locations have been uploaded for the first stage of the map, with over another 100 still to be added by the end of April.

If a World War monument or memorial is missing from your community, let us know! This is an ongoing project for Heritage BC and we will be uploading locations on an ongoing basis. Help us to map sites near you by submitting your photos, coordinates and any history or stories to getonthemap@heritagebc.ca

» World War Monuments and Memorials Map


Heritage Legacy Fund 2016 Application Dates 

This year, Heritage Legacy Fund applications open on Monday, May 16th, 2016 and all applications are due on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by midnight, PST. Potential applicants MUST contact the program staff at Heritage BC to verify the eligibility of the applicant and the proposed project at least one week before the application deadline, by Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm, PST. Applicants will receive funding notification by the end of August 2016. 

For more information and to download our Heritage Legacy Fund Program Guidelines & Policies 2016, visit our website:

» Heritage Legacy Fund

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. 


Following the Silk Routes and Beyond in Vancouver

An interactive photographic exhibition celebrating the past and present of exchange and multiculturalism at the Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, during April 17 – May 31, 2016 Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission by donation.
» Silk Routes and Beyond

Lead a Jane's Walk

Jane’s Walk is a global movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by iconic writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs. Taking place May 6,7,8 these walks help get people to explore their city through walking conversations about what matters to them.
» Register a Jane's Walk

West Vancouver Museum Opportunities

The West Vancouver Museum is inviting applications for two temporary, full-time summer student positions, a Curatorial Programs Assistant and an Education Assistant, supported by Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations. The application closing date is Monday, April 25, at noon.
» Curatorial Assistant
» Education Assistant

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 22.
» Mackie House

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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