June 1, 2016

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Register Now: "Writing Statements of Significance" Webinar!

The next Heritage BC webinar is on June 3rd, 12pm. A must for those applying for the Heritage Legacy Fund, "Writing Statements of Significance" helps participants develop the necessary documentation for identified sites on a Community Heritage Register. As an essential component of historic place record documentation, the SOS functions as a key planning tool to inform decision-making in the heritage conservation process. It provides guidance to property owners, architects, developers and others who are making an intervention to an historic place. Gain an understanding of what an SOS is, how it can be used and what elements to include in a well-written document. 

Heritage BC Webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world and one registration allows multiple staff members at your office to take part from the same location. Members of the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC) can receive 1.0 CPL Lus (Continuous Professional Learning Units) for each webinar.

 More upcoming webinars: 

“How to use the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada Hosted by Shirin Shad
Friday, June 10th at 2:30 pm

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Heritage Legacy Fund 2016 Applications Now Open! 

The Heritage Legacy Fund is now open (as of Monday, May 16, 2016), and all applications are due on Thursday, June 30th, 2016. Prospective applicants should contact Heritage BC to confirm the eligibility of the applicant and proposed project, and to receive online application log-in credentials. Even without credentials, applicants can get a jump start on their applications by completing a HLF Pre-application Worksheet 2016, which can be found on the Heritage Legacy Fund page.

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All applicants must confirm their eligibility at least one week before the application deadline, by Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, but confirming eligibility well in advance of that date is strongly encouraged.


Heritage Capacity & Economic Impact Surveys

This year, Heritage BC is conducting the Building Capacity in Heritage Conservation 2015 and Economic Impact of Heritage Conservation 2014/2015 Surveys on behalf of the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources.
The Building Capacity in Heritage Conservation Survey is an annual survey administered to local governments and regional districts across the province. Information from this survey helps the Heritage Branch to assess heritage conservation capacity, and supplies information to support Branch policy planning. Survey responses will also enable Heritage BC to tailor its capacity-building programs to the needs of communities and enhance heritage conservation support programs such as the Heritage Legacy Fund.
Grant-providing organizations in British Columbia participate in the Economic Impact of Heritage Conservation Survey. This survey assesses the economic and social impacts of heritage-related activities, and ask questions related to notable examples of heritage-related conservation or promotion. Survey results will help to demonstrate the importance of heritage-related activities to the public, government and other stakeholder groups, and to encourage expanded heritage conservation granting activities and programs.  
If you have been invited to participate, but have not provided your input yet, please do so as soon as possible. Contact Amy Calder, Heritage BC's Capacity Planner, at acalder@heritagebc.ca, to receive another survey link.
We thank you for your input and assistance.


Canada 150 Program

The Canada 150 program, run by Western Economic Diversification (Federal Program) has an open intake with applications due June 22nd.

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Richmond Heritage Awards

Richmond’s rich heritage is one of the things that make the community such a special place. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Richmond Heritage Awards until Friday, June 10, 2016. Individuals and organizations are eligible.  For submissions or more information, please contact Richmond’s Heritage Planner, Helen Cain, or 604-276-4193 or hcain@richmond.ca

BCAHP Board Announcement

The British Columbia Association of Heritage Professionals is pleased to announce a new Board of Directors. 


VHF announces new Chair of the Board of Directors

Vancouver Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that David Dove, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, recently became Chair of the Board of Directors. Having joined the Board in 2013, he served as Vice-Chair from 2014 and is a Principal at Perkins + Will in Vancouver. He follows outgoing Chair of the Board, Marta Farevaag.

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Heritage House Tour

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation host their 14th Annual Heritage House Tour Sunday, June 5. Tickets $40/ $30 with student I.D.

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Doors Open Richmond

Doors Open Richmond is a free weekend-long, city-wide public celebration of heritage, culture and arts taking place June 4 & 5. 42 unique donations will open their doors for a behind-the scenes peek. Sites include: Minoru Chapel, Steves Family Farmhouse, Steveston Museum, Steveston Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Britannia Shipyards, and many more!

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



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