HERITAGE NEWS & EVENTS
Heritage Branch RFP
As part of the Japanese Canadian Historic Places Project, the Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, requires a Context Study, Nomination Report and related research to support this initiative.The Request for Proposals for these contracted works is now available on BC Bid under opportunity HER112.
» BC Bid
YLG Cascadia Regional Conference: The 21st Century City
ULI BC’s Young Leaders Group host the 2016 Cascadia Regional Conference on Friday July 22nd, and Saturday July 23rd. Through exciting project tours and provocative panels, we will explore the similar challenges and opportunities that face Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland as they undergo rapid growth in a constantly changing urban and economic landscape, and come into their own as modern 21st Century cities.
This Place Matters
The National Trust for Canada invites community groups undertaking main street projects to participate in a national crowdfunding competition this fall. The 2016 This Place Matters competition will give community groups the chance to raise funds, reach new audiences and compete for two $40,000 prizes. You can submit a project idea by August 30, 2016, and the competition will run from October 4, 2016 to November 15, 2016.
» This Place Matters
The Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project is Complete
BC’s first-ever computerized inventory of Chinese historical records and artifacts is now complete, giving easy access to anyone interested in learning more about the rich cultural history of Chinese Canadians in BC.
Heritage Vancouver Walking Tour: A History of Granville Street
Join historian and Senior Planner for Downtown Vancouver, Michael Gordon, and Vancouver Heritage Commission member, Anthony Norfolk in an exploration of one of Vancouver’s most famous streets – Granville Street, south of West Georgia Street on July 23. Tickets are $10 for Heritage Vancouver members.
» A History of Granville Street Walking Tour
AIBC Architectural Walking Tours
Six unique architectural walking tours will run in Victoria and Vancouver Thursdays to Mondays throughout July and August. Walking tours are $10.
» Architectural Walking Tours
Mountain Stories Along the Trail
The Elders Council for Parks are hosting a unique heritage event in celebration of the District of North Vancouver's 125 birthday on July 16. "Mountain Stories Along the Trail" is an outdoor storytelling experience on Mount Seymour, where you travel through time with historical characters.
North Vancouver Museum & Archives Story Walks
This July and August the North Vancouver Museum and Archives will present free, drop-in, story-filled walks at the Burrard Dry Dock site and in Lynn Canyon Park. Free drop-in tours at the Shipyards are offered Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 1.30 and 3pm from July 8th to August 28th. Free drop-in tours in Lynn Valley are offered Wednesdays and Thursdays from July 7th to August 25th at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.
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Photo credit: Vancouver Archives. Grand opening night at Lonsdale Theatre (1911). Ref: AM54-S4-: LP 362.