May 4, 2016

Dear Subscriber


"PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide" Starts Tomorrow!

If you haven't already registered for the jam-packed three days of "PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide" there is still the opportunity to do so at the Revue Stage tomorrow from 12PM. Full or half day conference registration can still be purchased from the registration desk throughout the conference. 

All workshops will filled on a first-come-first-served basis, even if you pre-registered for them, so be sure to arrive early!

Find out news from the conference and join the conversation by using #PlaceMaking2016.


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


Heritage Vancouver Society Workshop and Panel Discussion 

This year for "PlaceMaking: Where Arts and Heritage Collide”, the Heritage Vancouver Society is presenting the panel discussion and workshop "What Would I Save To Protect My Neighbourhood?" to explore the importance of considering context and the imperative to develop an understanding of neighbourhood ecosystems as a way to direct preservation and guide future development. 

Conference Program Update!

In addition to Javier Campos, President of the Heritage Vancouver Society and Principal of Campos Studio, this session will be led by Joost Bakker, Principal at Dialog and co-designer of Granville Island, and a dynamic group of Topic Leaders, including:

  • Ian McDonald, Registered Architect and Partner with Bruce Carscadden Architect
  • Jennifer Wolowic, Member of the Queen's Park Neighbourhood Heritage Study Working Group in New Westminster, and PhD Candidate in the UBC Department of Anthropology
  • Rebecca Bateman, Member of the Queen's Park Neighbourhood Heritage Study Working Group in New Westminster, and Urban Planner
  • Barbara Cole, Founder and Executive Director of Other Sights for Artists' Projects, and Consultant to the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program from 1999 to 2004
  • Nathan Edelson, Senior Partner with 42nd Street Consulting, and Adjunct Professor with the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning
  • Inge Roecker, Associate Professor with the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

» Placemaking: Saturday Workshops and Speakers

This session is also eligible for 2.0 PIBC CPL Organized/Structured Units.


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 5:00pm, 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

It's Heritage Fair Season!

Heritage Fairs are taking place all over the province this May. Many of them are open to visitors, so why not check out what is happening in your region and go to chat with the student participants.

» BC Heritage Fairs

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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