Japanese Canadian nominations extended to November 30, 2016!

» Japanese Canadian Historic Places Poster

the B.C. Ministry of International Trade and Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations have extended the Japanese Canadian Historic Places nomination process deadline to November 30, 2016That means you have 84 more days to nominate significant historic places around the province!

Are your curious about submitting a nomination, but are unsure about what we mean by a "historic place"? Check out our Relevant Terms & Definitions document, participate in a Heritage Values Workshop on September 28th or attend Heritage BC's upcoming Heritage Basics Webinar on September 30th.

Submit your nomination by November 30, 2016, by filling in the online form or downloading an offline nomination form from the project website:

» Nominate a Japanese-Canadian historic place

» Japanese Canadian Historic Places Recognition Project

Heritage Values Workshop

On September 28th, the Heritage Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and the Ministry of International Trade will be hosting a free Heritage Values Workshop. The format of the event is a public drop-in, interactive workshop facilitated by Project Team staff. You are invited to share your knowledge, stories and what you value about historic places associated with the Japanese-Canadian community and Canadians of Japanese ancestry in B.C. The outcome of this workshop will help to identify features, events and traditions related to the Japanese-Canadian community’s contributions, growth and development in British Columbia. Heritage BC will be available to answer questions about the nomination process and to administer nominations in-person.

Date: Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Level 3 Meeting Room, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1
Contact: Madhavee Inamdar (Madhavee.Inamdar@gov.bc.ca) if you’d like more information.

Photo Credit: Vancouver Archives. North Pacific Cannery [showing a] Japanese house, jacks and rollers (1910). AM870-S2---: CVA 783-171

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