APRIL 17 2014


Jan Thomas retires

Office Manager Jan Thomas retires after more than 20 years of dedicated service. 

Heritage BC would like to thank Jan Thomas for her long and dedicated service. Jan began working full time for Heritage BC in 1988.  

According to previous Executive Director, Rick Goodacre, Jan was unflappable; never overwrought, excitable, or erratic. Jan was the friendly person who got to know all the members and treated everyone with respect and kindness.  In many ways, she represented the heart of the grassroots side of Heritage BC.  She helped keep memberships up to date, did all bookkeeping and office related duties and was the friendly face of registration at our conference. 

Thank you and farewell, Jan — we hope retirement brings you great joy and new adventures.  




Heritage BC Award Nominations


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


SEPTEMBER 26 & 27, 2014

Heritage BC Conference

We are in the midst of planning our Annual Conference that will be in Cloverdale, BC this fall and we'd like to hear from you! 

Our goal is to attract non profit heritage groups, sustainability practitioners, students, businesses, heritage planners and professionals, representatives from all levels of government, heritage commission members and the general public interested in heritage conservation.  

We would like to hear about educational opportunities you'd like to see be part of the conference.

Please take 5 minutes to fill out our easy on-line survey 
for a chance to win a complimentary Heritage BC membership valued at $25! 

Community Workshops & Webinars

Did you know? 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. Find out more!

» Heritage BC Education & Training


Historic Cloverdale Station


» survey




BC Remembers the First World War 2014-2018

APRIL 30, 2014 / 9am – 4pm

A forum to explore directions, issues and opportunities for commemorating the First World War.

At Royal Roads University, Centre for Dialogue, Victoria 
(or by distance through the online learning platform) 
Sponsored by Heritage BC, BC Museums Association and Royal Roads University. For more information:

» BC Remembers the First World War: Focus Form PDF


Intangible Cultural Heritage 

THURSDAYS, JUNE 26, JULY 3 & 10, 2014  3-5:00pm PDT

UNESCO’s recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage has led to questions about its identification, protection and sustainability, the role of the associated community, and the connection of intangible and tangible heritage – place and object.

This online workshop focuses on these issues, combining theoretical discussion with practical examples. A core question is how tangible and intangible heritage can be held together given the separation of these aspects of heritage in many jurisdictions. 

Marilyn Truscott is a heritage practitioner with 35 years’ experience as a museum curator, archeologist and senior government official having worked in Australia, the Middle East, Europe, Southern Africa and the Asia-Pacific. She is president of the ICOMOS International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage, and past-president of Australia ICOMOS.

This online workshop is designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop is led by an international expert, combines lectures and small group discussion, and meets online for two (2) hours, once a week for three weeks. There is also an online discussion board for sharing information and group discussion during the three weeks.  There is no grading. 
» cstudies.ubc.ca/a/Course/Intangible-Cultural-Heritage/UC013/ 










Western Diversification Program

The Call for Proposals (CFP) period for the Western Diversification Program (WDP) opens on May 1, 2014 and closes May 30, 2014, and is targeted to not-for-profit organizations that are eligible for funding under the WDP. Projects involving all industry sectors are considered. The WDP is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Project proposals for WDP are solicited via a Call for Proposals issued up to twice per year. More information on the CFP application process, including objectives and priorities:
» www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/301.asp   

The Play Exchange

LIFT is partnering with Canadian Tire, CBC and the Government of Canada on The Play Exchange, a national online challenge to find and support ideas for a healthier Canada. There is a total of up to $1 million in investments available for the top healthy living ideas, programs and projects! The deadline is June 18, 2014.  
» www.acc-society.bc.ca/files_2/e-news.php

Northern Development

Northern Development has increased its annual grant allowance, and upped funding limits through its Economic Development Capacity Building, Grant Writing and Community Halls and Recreation Facilities programs. Various programs are listed on the website:
» www.northerndevelopment.bc.ca/newsletter/march-2014/#article-6762


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