HERITAGE BC UPDATE
COMMUNITY GAMING GRANTS
Heritage Groups Can Apply for
The provincial government has reinstated gaming funding for adult arts and culture organizations. These categories, including many community-based heritage organizations, have been shut out for the past couple of years. The government also announced an immediate increase of $15 million in this fiscal year’s grants budget, with $6 million earmarked for adult arts, culture and sports organizations.
Heritage societies are specifically mentioned as beneficiaries of the new money in the government’s January 11 media release. Applications are being accepted during a special intake period from January 16 to February 13, 2012. Click here for details:
» Community Gaming Grants
HERITAGE WEEK FEBRUARY 20-26, 2012
Energy in B.C.
A Powerful Past, A Sustainable Future
If you haven’t already started, it is time to get ready for Heritage Week! This year’s theme “Energy in BC" offers all kinds of opportunities for special events, programs and celebrations.
The poster features the Stave Falls Powerhouse, near Mission. Conserved by BC Hydro and turned into a unique interpretive centre, this century-old historic site is well worth a visit. Four thousand posters with a colourful painting by Robert Amos have been circulated. Make sure you get yours – free!
Let us know if your community is doing something to celebrate.
» Heritage Week 2012
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR HERITAGE WEEK POSTER?
HERITAGE BC QUARTERLY
A New Opportunity to Advertise
We are now accepting advertising in Heritage BC Quarterly. Our newsletter is a unique publication that reaches the heritage community throughout the province. A thousand copies of the Quarterly are circulated each issue to our 165 member groups, local governments, and individuals. It is the ideal place to present and promote your distinctive heritage services and products to a tightly focused market.
Rates are reasonable with substantial discounts for corporate members. If you book right now you can make it into the next Winter Heritage Week issue!
HERITAGE BC MEMBERSHIP
Join or Renew Online
If you haven’t gotten around to mailing in your membership renewal form, consider renewing online. It's a great way to update your contact info and it is easy to make your payment through PayPal with your account or credit card. Do you know someone who would like to become a member? Direct them here:
» Heritage BC Membership
HERITAGE BC CONFERENCE 2012
Awards Nominations Deadline
After the success of last year’s event, the 2012 Annual Heritage BC Conference will again be held in the early fall at a location on the Lower Mainland.
The March 1st deadline for awards nominations is unchanged. It's time to think about nominating that person, group, agency or business that has made a difference in your community.
» Heritage BC Awards
BILL REID'S HAIDA HOUSE
2011 AWARD OF HONOUR