HERITAGE BC UPDATE

FEBRUARY 2013

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT

$500,000 for Heritage BC

The Government of BC is providing $500,000 to Heritage BC to support community heritage programs and help implement a new provincial heritage strategy, Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, Steve Thomson, announced in Kelowna on Friday.

The Heritage Strategy for British Columbia: Our Heritage, Historic Places, also released on Friday by Thomson, outlines the Province’s future plans to ensure B.C.’s historic places remain an active and dynamic part of B.C. communities.

Through the strategy, the Province is providing Heritage BC $500,000 to transform its business model. The funding will help strengthen the organization’s ability to deliver heritage planning and training services to communities and provide other heritage conservation services to support the preservation of historic places across B.C.

The funding decision is a direct outcome of the Heritage BC Business Case developed last fall with $50,000 in funding from Mr. Thomson’s ministry.

The Minister has also agreed to make Heritage BC the Donor Advisor of the Heritage Legacy Fund, a function which has been handled until now by the Heritage Legacy Fund of BC Society. This means that Heritage BC will administer the annual revenue from the Heritage Legacy Fund endowment which currently stands at $5.5 million. Since 2005, the Heritage Legacy Fund has provided $1.7 million in grants to over 100 community heritage conservation projects.

Read the new strategy document Our Heritage - Historic Places:
» www.for.gov.bc.ca

 

» WHAT'S NEW

HERITAGE WEEK FEBRUARY 18-24 2013

Family Heritage Photo Contest

Join the fun and enter photos of family and friends enjoying some of the many community events being held for Heritage Week 2013. There are two opportunities to participate.

Heritage organizations, museums and historic sites are  eligible for a draw to win an iPad Mini. Like Time Travel BC on Facebook! The feeling is mutual....we'll reciprocate. Then post your organization's photos on our wall.

We also invite you to encourage your visitors to enter. Visitors could win a family pass to BC Heritage Properties, and the photo with the most votes will win an iPad Mini. Enter the photo contest here:
» http://bit.ly/Xa3pey

We're building a great network for everyone interested in heritage in BC. Get more info - including a contest poster you could print out:
» www.timetravelbc.com

 

ENTER OFTEN.

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVS.

SPREAD THE WORD.

 


Heritage BC Awards

Recognizing excellence and achievement in heritage conservation as well as advocacy, awareness and planning – it's one of the most important ways we can support heritage in Britsh Columbia.

Make your nominations online before March 1, 2013.
» AWARDS

 

 




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