September 9, 2016

Dear Subscriber,

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.

Sharpen your heritage knowledge with a webinar

This fall, Heritage BC is hosting a series of educational webinars to explore best practices and current topics in heritage conservation. These one-hour sessions are a great way to learn about topics such as heritage basics, legislation in B.C., and the link between heritage conservation, sustainability and climate change.


We've added a new webinar to our series to explore Heritage Conservation Areas (HCA) in B.C.! Learn about what an HCA is and does, its legal framework, how this tool interacts with other planning tools such as permits and incentives, and examples from across the province. 

Members of PIBC and AIBC can earn Continuous Professional Learning Units for attending, see our website for more information about Heritage BC Workshops & Webinars:
» Heritage BC Education


September 30, 2016 at 12:00 PM
» Heritage Basics Webinar

October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM
» Heritage Conservation, Sustainability & Climate Change Webinar

November 4, 2016 AT 12:00 PM
» Heritage Legislation in British Columbia Webinar

November 25, 2016 AT 12:00 PM
» NEW: Heritage Conservation Areas in B.C. Webinar

**Once you register, please keep your registration link safe as this is unique to you

For more information, contact Maxine Schleger at mschleger@heritagebc.ca, 1-855-349-7243 or 604-428-7243.

Support a Heritage BC Program

When you donate to Heritage BC you can directly support our programs, including 
Training and Skills Development, Heritage Legacy Fund, Annual ConferenceHeritage BC Awards or Heritage Week.



2017 may be just around the corner, but the Department of Canadian Heritage is still accepting applications to the Canada 150 Fund. 

About the Fund:

"Projects supported by the Canada 150 Fund are new and specifically designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Applicants are encouraged to design and propose projects that encourage active participation and bring Canadians together to mark and celebrate our diversity in inclusive ways and to help shape Canada for the future."

Learn more about the Canada 150 Fund here


UVic Cultural Resource Management Program

The University of Victoria's Cultural Resource Management Program is offering the following courses in Fall 2016!

» Conservation Approaches to Masonry and Timber Structures; Oct 3-8 in Victoria BC

» Best Practices in Heritage Conservation Planning; Nov 14-19 in Victoria BC

» Cultural Tourism: A Place-based Approach; Oct 17-22 in Victoria BC

» Raising Money for Your Cultural Organization; Dec 1-3 in Victoria BC


UBC Continuing Studies

The University of British Columbia's Continuing Studies is offering a number of upcoming courses geared to those in heritage and cultural sectors.

» Creating Strategic Plans Sep 26-Nov 27, Online

» Creative Placemaking Sep 26-Nov 27, Online

» Festivals, Events and Eventful Communities Sep 26-Nov 27, Online

» Online Workshop: Cultural Planning - An International Perspective Nov 22, 29 & Dec 6, Online


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