HERITAGE BC UPDATE
HBC STRATEGIC PLAN
Business Case Study Underway
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has provided funding to take the Heritage BC Strategic Plan through the final stages with the development of a business case. Through a competitive solicitation process, Earthvoice Strategies Inc., in North Vancouver, was awarded the contract.
Developing the business case will involve identifying, evaluating and making recommendations on business and/or operational models that will establish a sustainable and increasingly self-sufficient organization and reaffirm Heritage BC’s role within the heritage sector. Work is underway and is expected to be completed this fall.
» HBC Strategic Plan
HERITAGE WEEK 2013
Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods
Heritage Week 2013 celebrates the beauty and character of heritage homes and neighbourhoods. While ornate historic houses are what many people think of first when they hear “heritage”, established, stable and attractive neighbourhoods make an equally important contribution to the community, creating a positive sense of well being, enjoyment, and security. The theme explores the character and warmth of historic homes, and the timeless appeal of historic neighbourhoods with established residences, gardens, landscaping, trees and boulevards.
» Heritage Week: February 18-24, 2013
NEW FOR HERITAGE BC MEMBERS!
Heritage Canada Discount Membership
Heritage BC members are now eligible for a 30% discount on Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) membership. HCF member benefits include a subscription to Hēritage magazine, free admission to National Trust properties in the US, UK, and Australia, free admission to Heritage Canada historic sites, and discounted rates for national conferences. Heritage BC members can download a special form for their HCF discount:» Heritage Canada Membership
HBC ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Burnaby: October 19 & 20
The 2013 Heritage BC annual conference will again take place this fall at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby BC. We are presenting a short program in order to keep costs to a minimum and practical impact at a maximum.
We will focus on the business case study for Heritage BC currently underway, the needs and concerns of members for an effective provincial heritage organization, the impacts on and future direction of the Heritage Legacy Fund, the provincial government’s own heritage priorities, and much more. The AGM and annual awards ceremony will also be part of the program, along with planned tours on Saturday. Save the date. Watch for more details soon!
» Heritage BC Annual Conference
Nanaimo to Host CHC Conference
The City of Nanaimo Community Heritage Commission will host the annual CHC Conference on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Taking place at the new Nanaimo Museum, the program will include a presentation on the city’s heritage program and a walking tour of the historic downtown commercial district. Click here for program and online registration:
» CHC Conference
UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES
Montreal: October 11-13, 2012
US National Preservation Conference
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Spokane, October 31 – November 3, 2012
OLD SCHOOL: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Neighbourhood Zoning – How Did That Happen?
Saturday, September 15, 2012
10am – 1pm $30
Saturday, October 6, 2012
9am – 5pm $125
Mission to Seafarers
Jim Stiven, Vintage Woodworks
UVIC Cultural Resource Management Program
Heritage Conservation and Place HA489E
November 5–10, 2012
Instructor: Ned Kaufman, Ph.D.
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