Japanese Canadian Historic Places extended
to November 30, 2016
After receiving much community feedback, the B.C. Ministry of International Trade and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have extended the Japanese Canadian Historic Places nomination process deadline to November 30, 2016. That means you have 84 more days to nominate significant historic places around the province!
» Nominate a historic place
To date, we have received more than 60 nominations from the public for historic places all around the province including monuments, gardens, former industrial works, internment camps, entire neighbourhoods, and even islands. Thank you to all of our contributors to date for sharing your knowledge and values with us.
Are your curious about submitting a nomination, but are unsure about what we mean by a "historic place"? Check out our Relevant Terms & Definitions document, participate in a Heritage Values Workshop on September 28th or attend Heritage BC's upcoming Heritage Basics Webinar on September 30th.
Upcoming Heritage Values Workshop on September 28th
On Wednesday, September 28th, 2016, the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of International Trade will be hosting a Heritage Values Workshop in the Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
The format of the event is a public drop-in, interactive workshop facilitated by Project Team staff. You are invited to share your knowledge, stories and what you value about historic places associated with the Japanese-Canadian community and Canadians of Japanese ancestry in B.C. The outcome of this workshop will help to identify features, events and traditions related to the Japanese-Canadian community’s contributions, growth and development in British Columbia. Heritage BC will be available to answer questions about the nomination process and to administer nominations in-person.
Attendance is free and you can contact Madhavee Inamdar (Madhavee.Inamdar@gov.bc.ca) if you’d like more information about the event prior to September 28th.