MAY 16 2013


Business As Usual?

The provincial election is over and the Liberals have scored a stunning upset victory. What does this mean for the future? Since first forming government in 2001, the Liberals have completely redrawn the heritage map in B.C. After an extended period of turmoil, things have only recently settled down. In 2012, a new funding formula gave the provincial Heritage Properties site managers increased certainty about the future. In February of this year, the province unveiled its Heritage Strategy and signed a new deal with Heritage BC. Then the coming May 14 election and universal predictions of a change in government appeared to be setting the scene for another round of upheaval. But now the surprising Liberal victory suggests business as usual is a more probable scenario, at least for the near future.



SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 18 & 19, 2013

Heritage BC Conference 2013
'A New Beginning'

Conference 2013 will be the third and final in a series of
'mini-conferences' held at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby since 2011 while Heritage BC worked through a challenging period toward a new beginning. This fall we will follow the same format with a full-day program on Friday, October 18th including reports and presentations, keynote speakers, member reports, the AGM and Awards Ceremony. Saturday, October 19th will be a half-day program featuring a heritage bus tour.

Heritage BC will keep you informed as the conference plan develops – please save the date and watch for details online.

Heritage BC Awards

Heritage BC’s awards program has once again produced a bumper crop of great nominations for people and projects. The awards jury will deliberate on May 31, following which nominators and recipients will be informed of the results. Awards presentation will take place on October 18 during the annual Heritage BC conference.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a nomination. Without you, there would be no awards program, and no recognition for the deserving.

» Heritage BC Awards Program


Heritage Canada – New Award

The Heritage Canada Foundation has just launched the new Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage to recognize excellence in the regeneration of heritage buildings and sites in Canada. HCF is seeking entries no later than
July 5, 2013 in the following categories:

1. Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation: projects that demonstrate sensitivity and creativity in preserving the heritage values of a site while making possible a continuing or compatible contemporary use.

2. Infill: projects that integrate new construction in a historic context in a way that reinforces the character of the streetscape, enhances heritage values and contributes to the revitalization of the complex or district.

Eligible projects must have been completed between 2000 and 2013. For more information on eligibility and decision criteria, see the Terms of Reference.
» Heritage Canada Cornerstone Awards


OCT 18 & 19, 2013

» Heritage BC
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Upcoming Events

Industrial Heritage (HA 489A)
June 17-22, 2013
Instructor: Lorne Simpson
$693  (on-campus) 

» UVIC Cultural Resource Management Program


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