APRIL  2014


Heritage BC is proud to introduce our new staff.


Karen Dearlove, Capacity Building Planner

Your go to person for heritage planning,  education and training questions!

Karen graduated with a PhD in History from McMaster University in 2009.  Since graduating she has worked as the Executive Director of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and Living History Multimedia Association in Brantford.  From 2011 to 2013 Karen worked as Curator and Director of Chiefswood National Historic Site located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in southwestern Ontario. 

Karen has been interested in public history and built heritage for several years.  She served as a board member on the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario affiliate Heritage Cambridge, the City of Brantford’s municipal Heritage Committee, and the steering committee for the Region of Waterloo Museum.  

Karen has written extensively on built heritage issues in Ontario, working as a managing editor and blogger for the website ActiveHistory.ca (2010-2013), as well as publishing articles in the Waterloo Historical Society Annual Volume (2009, 2012), and the journal Left History (2010-2011).

Welcome to the Heritage BC team Karen.  

To contact Karen email her at kdearlove@heritagebc.ca


Sarah Irwin, Office Administrator

Sarah obtained a Masters Degree in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2009.  For the past four years she has been working in the field of heritage conservation and tourism in Northern Ireland, coordinating various projects centred around sustainable tourism and protected areas. 

Sarah was born in New Westminster, BC, and moved to N. Ireland when she was 8 years old.  Having returned to Vancouver in November 2013, Sarah is excited to begin working for Heritage BC.  She enjoys singing, playing guitar and exploring the outdoors in her spare time.

Welcome to the Heritage BC team Sarah.  

To contact Sarah email her at sirwin@heritagebc.ca 




 Karen Dearlove






 Moving forward!   





Sarah Irwin

Heritage BC Award Nominations


It's time to recognize the achievements of individuals, museums and heritage associations and businesses for excellence in heritage conservation. Again this year, the deadline for making your nominations for the Annual Heritage BC Awards is the end of March. Everything you need is online here:
» Heritage BC Awards Program

THANK YOU to those who participated the first webinar hosted by Heritage BC on March 6, 2014: Using Heritage to Build Strong Dynamic Downtowns.

We'd love your feedback!   Please let us know what you thought by filling out our 5 minute survey for a chance to win a gift certificate to Staples - valued at $25.  Click here  to fill in the survey.


Community Workshops & Webinars

Heritage BC is now offering a new series of education and training workshops that bring the expertise to your community: Introduction to Heritage about community planning; Identifying Heritage Values; and Writing Statements of Significance. 

» Heritage BC Education & Training


Heritage BC Spring Quarterly

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BY APRIL 10, 2014 

Theme:               Heritage Tourism


Heritage BC Quarterly




April 4, 7-9 pm

SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Speaker Julian Smith (President, ICOMOS Canada) will share current international thinking on cultural landscape theory and practice. 

It is a relatively new planning concept, emerging at the intersection of nature and culture, continuity and diversity, the old and the new. It is a response to changing attitudes in both the conservation field and the design and development fields. 

Admission is free, reservations are required.   Reserve your tickets here.
This event is sponsored by
Heritage BC.


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Julian Smith 



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