Re-capping Networking Events

The Heritage Planners and Professionals Meeting on November 29, 2013 saw nearly 40 representatives from various levels of government and private business come together to share challenges and successes. From BC Building Codes to provincial policy updates and from seismic upgrades to municipal heritage action plans, the discussion was rich with new ideas and inspirations. Thank you to event sponsors BC Association of Heritage Professionals, Donald Luxton and Associates Inc. and the City of Burnaby. In an effort to offer the most effective support for our members, Heritage BC will be reviewing the format of this meeting and will be reaching out to heritage planners and professionals for ideas on how to improve educational and sharing opportunities. Watch for more information in the new year.

On November 30, 2013 a small but lively group of Community Heritage Commission members gathered in Maple Ridge to learn more about heritage planning; celebrate their own triumphs in heritage conservation; hear from the BC Heritage Branch about the federal lighthouse programs & first nations community heritage; learn more about values based community engagement and the renewed plan of Heritage BC. We braved the rain for an informative walking tour sponsored by Maple Ridge Historical Society and the evening wrapped up with dinner at the historic site of the Billy Miner Ale House and Bistro with The Whisky Minstrels as entertainment. Many thanks to Maple Ridge for hosting and special thanks to Brenda Smith and her team of volunteers for a thoughtful and well organized event. Again, our goal is to ensure we are meeting the needs of our membership and will be evaluating event formats – watch for survey requests in the new year.


Thanks to everyone for attending and sharing your ideas. I look forward to hearing more from all of you about how Heritage BC can be the information and education hub for heritage
in our province.

Have a safe and joy filled holiday season.

— Kathryn Molloy,
Executive Director

Best Practices: 

City of Victoria's Heritage Tax Incentive Program


The City of Victoria has a very successful revitalization strategy for it's stock of superb 19th Century commercial heritage buildings. Since 1998, 34 heritage buildings have been completely rehabilitated and seismically upgraded and 600 new residential units have been created. A total of $205 million in new private investment is revitalizing the historic centre of the City.

Steve Barber, Senior Heritage Planner
City of Victoria Planning Division

Join us to hear how the program is administered and the advantages of replicating a similar program in your district!
Presented by the International Downtown Association 
$35 (IDA members)  $70 (non-members)



There is still time to register for this informative webinar!
» www.ida-downtown.org


Heritage Canada The National Trust

Heritage Canada National Trust is the new name of the Heritage Canada Foundation.  “This name change closes the circle on our 40-year journey as Canada’s National Trust,” said Mr. Keith. “It also coincides with our renewed commitment to revitalization and regeneration in communities across Canada, using heritage as a springboard.”

Read more:  http://bit.ly/19VUL5W




OLD SCHOOL: Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Heritage 101: Introduction to Heritage Conservation
February 26 & Wednesday March 5, 2014
5-9 pm  $125

This two day workshop introduces the foundations of heritage conservation practice, and talks about how heritage conservation is regulated internationally and at COV’s Heritage Desk. Instructors will discuss why conservation is important economically, culturally and as a sustainable, green approach to communities.

UVIC Cultural Resource Management Program
Building Community Relationships (HA488S)
January 6 - April 13, 2014

This distance education course explores the complex factors that are reshaping relationships with communities.

Check out all the Distance and On-Campus Immersion Courses posted for Spring 2014. 

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January 10, 2014

We're on the lookout for interesting articles and advertising sponsors:
» Heritage BC Quarterly 



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