17 July 2014 


Building Bridges

Sept 26-27, Cloverdale

This year we are bringing it all together and building bridges across diverse interests, challenges and approaches to heritage conservation, cultural tourism, sustainability, community engagement and education & training.

We've got a full program with speakers, reports, workshops, tours, a Heritage Marketplace, networking and more. Choose from this great line-up workshops – from social media skills, to writing Statements of Significance, to hands on conservation demos:

» Program, Workshops & Tours 

Join us! Register now for the Heritage BC Annual Conference & Awards Gala, September 26-27 2014 in Cloverdale – historic centre of Surrey BC.

$75 Students; $125 HBC Members; $160 Non-members

» Conference Registration


 Annual Conference Cloverdale BC Sept 26-27

» Heritage BC Annual Conference


A Night At The Races!

This year conference delegates, award recipients and special guests are invited to a very special night at the Clubhouse of the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino!

This is an important opportunity to recognize achievements in heritage conservation with the annual presentation of Heritage BC Awards. And then we'll all catch the excitement of live horse racing with our own racetrack teller on hand to place bets, delicious appetizers and a fun photo booth.

Part of our Annual Conference program, this event is open to all – delegates, award recipients, community and heritage organizations, corporate and tourism businesses, heritage planners and professionals. It is a 19+ event and ID is required.

Friday September 26 2014 / 6:30 -10:30pm / Tickets $35 

Spread the word!

Download and put up a poster, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter #buildingbridges2014:

» Heritage BC Conference Poster PDF


 Join us for A Night At The Races! Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino


» Heritage BC Awards

» Awards Gala Poster PDF


Supporting Conservation and Awareness of Heritage Resources in BC

Heritage BC is now accepting Heritage Legacy Fund grant applications for the Heritage Conservation Program and Heritage Awareness Program. There's lots of information on the website including downloads of HLF Guidelines and pre-application Worksheets. Contact Heritage BC Capacity Planner Karen Dearlove to discuss your potential project and confirm your eligibility.

Deadline for applications is September 5, 2014.

» Heritage BC Heritage Legacy Fund

Next Issue of Heritage BC Quarterly

Our upcoming theme is Heritage and Sustainability.  We're always on the lookout for interesting articles about community heritage projects and groups. And it's a great way to reach the heritage conservation market in BC by advertising your business, products and services. The Heritage BC Quarterly is distributed to 2000+ and it's a favourite benefit of our Membership.

Deadline: July 28 2014

 » Ad Rates & Specs pdf

Other Heritage Opportunities

Nominate your favourite history project or start your application today for the Governor General's History Award for Community Programming.  The winning project will receive $2,500 and a trip for two to Ottawa where they will receive their award in a special ceremony in Rideau Hall.  Deadline is August 1, 2014.

» Governor General's History Award for Community Programming

Are you in the Heritage trades or construction?  If so, there are two interesting opportunities open for bid on BC Bid:

» Corporation of Delta Repairs to Heritage Aircraft Hangar

» Fraser Valley RD Highline Houses Restoration Project






Canada's Anti Spam Laws

As a reminder, due to new Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) taking effect as of July 1 2014, Heritage BC must obtain your permission to continue receiving the electronic Update.

If you would like to continue being informed by Heritage BC please click here to provide us with your consent.

For more information on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), visit Industry Canada's Digital Policy Branch at http://fightspam.gc.



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