HERITAGE WEEK CELEBRATIONS
Who's Doing What!
Communities all across B.C. are finding fun and interesting ways to celebrate Heritage Week – and Heritage Week 2013 was no exception. Here's what some communities were up to.
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Bamfield Community School Association and Bamfield Museum & Archives will be screening 9 digital stories made by community members, which feature historical events and the lives of people living in our community. Over the last 2 months dedicated individuals have been creating these digital stories, featuring places, people and events to share with the community.
Feb. 18-22: Heritage Displays by the Junior Curator Program
Bowen Island Museum and Archives curator Heather Joan Tam and archivist Deidre Farah, along with Community School Coordinator Sarah Haxby, have organized junior curator sessions for all schools on the island. What will the kids produce? Special displays for Heritage Week at the Bowen Island Community School (BICS) and the Island Discovery Learning Community.
Feb. 18, 11 a.m.: "Where Were You in the Seventies?"
Great question! Join the SKY (Seniors Keeping Young) memory and story-sharing circle at Howarth Hall, Bowen Court. (For the 55+.)
Feb. 22: Heritage Day at BICS
Friday's a fun day at school to get into the heritage spirit.
Feb. 22: Legion Heritage Dinner
Enjoy Yvonne McSkimming's home cooking. Dinner also features a slide show of historic images. (Royal Canadian Legion on Scarborough. Limited seating. Start time and cost to be confirmed.)
Feb. 24: Little Red Church Heritage Sermon
Pastor Shelagh MacKinnon explores a heritage theme. (On Miller Road.)
Feb. 24, 1 to 2 p.m.: Jane's Walk
Take a guided walk through the Snug Cove neighbourhood with Will Husby and Marion Moore. Jane's Walks are named after activist Jane Jacobs and encourage awareness of the history and people of your own community. (A free event. Gathering place to be confirmed.)
Feb. 24, 2 to 4 p.m.: Open House Afternoon
It's open house for the Bowen Island Museum and Archives (across from the RCMP Station), Heritage Cottage Museum (in Davies Orchard, Crippen Park), and newly renovated Seaside Cottage (at the entrance to Crippen Park near the lagoon causeway). At the Museum and Archives, you'll be able to explore family records, locate photos of neighbourhoods, and view a picture history of Lieben. At the Heritage Cottage Museum, you'll see how island visitors enjoyed summer living on "The Happy Isle." And at Seaside, you can visit the most recent cottage restoration, now home to the Crippen Park caretaker, Michael Chapm
Central Okanagan Heritage Society
February 18 2013, 7am
February 21 2013, 7pm
Benvoulin Heritage Church
Heritage Home Tour and Tea
February 24 2012, 1pm
865 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
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CAMMIDGE HOUSE VOLUNTEERS BOUNDARY BAY REGIONAL PARK
Boundary Bay Road,
CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY at CAMMIDGE HOUSE ON SUNDAY, February 24th from 1.00 - 4.00 pm.
Soon to be 100 years old, Cammidge House welcomes everyone to view an interesting display of photographs and documents illustrating the growth of settlements and canneries that appeared along the Fraser River and in the eventual settlement of Delta. Facts and photographs of heritage homes in the area will also be shown.
Many will enjoy the display of vintage cars in the House grounds where owners will be happy to answer questions.
Refreshments will be served by the volunteer Committee dressed in period costume.
Information : Geof Hacker 604.943.1303
Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is holding their annual Heritage Days celebration on Feb. 23rd and 24th, from 1-4pm both days. The museum will be open on those days for everyone, the admission is free. They will have volunteers to cook bannock and serve tea, coffee and juice. Some local musicians will play out in the cabin and inside the main museum they will have a raffle and bake sale.
Township of Langley Heritage Week Events
Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Historic Murrayville Bus Tour
Join Fred Pepin, President of the Langley Heritage Society, on a tour of historic landmarks in Murrayville’s Heritage Conservation Area. Lunch is included at Porter’s Coffee and Tea House. For more information, or to register, call the Langley Centennial Museum at 604-532-3536.
Thursday, February 21 @ 1:00 pm, Milner BC
Official Opening of the Milner Cairn
The commemoration of the Milner Cairn recognizes and celebrates the original site of the Langley Prairie Methodist Church built in 1886 through the development of the site for public use. Evidence suggests that the Milner Valley has been inhabited for at least 4,000 years and boasts a rich history from its early occupation by First Nations through the early commercial farming activities of the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1830s. Its continued evolution as an agricultural community sustained by its connection to Langley’s early road networks, the railway and amentities such as the Church has contributed to Milner’s identity, cohesion and survival for over a century.
Friday, February 22, 4:30 pm
Application Call for Heritage Building Grants
The Heritage Building Incentive Program is designed to assist with the costs of restoring, repairing, and maintaining eligible heritage buildings within the Township of Langley. The deadline for application to the 2013 Heritage Week Call for applications is noted above. For more information visit the Township’s website at tol.ca/hbip.
February 23, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
“Voices of the Town – Vaudeville in Canada”
An opening reception is being held at Langley Centennial Museum in conjunction with the Museum’s latest exhibition.
February 23, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Vaudeville – An Old Time Variety Show”
A Variety show with vintage acts encompassing magic, juggling, mind reading, ventriloquism, music, dance and song will be held at the Historic Fort Langley Community Hall on Glover Road. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door (if available). Further information can be found at the following link: http://langleymuseum.org
Museum of Vancouver
Approaching the Past – Vancouver: Our Diverse Heritage
February 7 2013
The first Approaching the Past is a free public event, titled Vancouver: Our Diverse Heritage, takes its theme from Heritage Week 2013 - "Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods." Talks will be given by Donald Luxton, conservation consultant, educator and author; and Vanessa Campbell, educator, Squamish Nation Language Program. Everyone is welcome.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or (604) 822-6915 to aid us in ordering refreshments.
Nanaimo Heritage Commission
Summit at the NanOn
Wednesday Feb. 20, 2013
The purpose of the summit is to heighten awareness in the community during National Heritage Week (February 18 - 24), as well as network with other local organizations interested in heritage issues.
The event will be separated into two parts. The first part will include a presentation on Nanaimo’s historic residences and neighbourhoods, in recognition of the Provincial Heritage Week Theme “Good Neighbours – Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods”.
The remainder of the evening will be devoted to a round table discussion allowing heritage groups in attendance to share information about their organization’s mandate, recent accomplishments and upcoming projects. The public is welcome to attend.
For more information on the 2013 Heritage Summit, contact Chris Sholberg, Heritage/Community Planner for the City of Nanaimo at 250-755-4472 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 24 at 2:00pm, the Nelson Public Library celebrates the history of its location with Sunday Afternoon Tea at the Hotel Phair. Gretchen Hatt Gibson, daughter of proprietor Edwin Phair, will address a 1928 meeting of the Ladies Literary Society—and you can be there! The character of Gibson is played by professional storyteller Susan LeFebour. A photographic display courtesy Touchstones Nelson traces the history of the Library’s footprint. Celebrate B.C. Heritage Week! Admission is by donation.
Saanch & Victoria
Saanich Archive & GVPL
TALK: "The Pathfinder" with Nancy Anderson
Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch? GVPL
A tribute to Nancy Anderson’s great-grandfather Alexander?Caulfield Anderson, one of British Columbia’s little-known early explorers, fur?traders, map-makers, artists and writers. Join us for a lively talk by an excellent ?historian and author. Register online or call your local branch for more information.
Join us at Saanich Archives after the talk for a special evening? opening from 8-9 pm. Explore displays of old photographs, discover Saanich stories, and learn?about your community archives. Saanich Archives staff will be available to answer questions. No registration ?required. Everyone welcome.
TALK: Early Gorge Families? with Maureen Duffus
Thursday, February 21, 7:00-8:30 pm
Saanich Centennial Branch? GVPL
Join Maureen Duffus for an illustrated talk about one of the earliest Gorge? families, her great grandparents James and Mary Yates. The 400-acre property?James bought in the 1850s extended from Tillicum Road to Harriet Road, from?the shores of the Gorge back to Burnside Road. Maureen Duffus is a former?journalist, historian and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee?Medal by the Town of View Royal for her community work as an archivist and?notable citizen. Sponsored by the Saanich Archives.
Register online or call your local branch for more information.
Saanich Centennial Branch at 250-477-9030 / Register online at gvpl.ca
For more information contact Saanich Archives at 250-475-1775
West Coast Railway Heritage Park
11am – 3: pm (Mon - Sat)
With general admission enjoy:
-Demonstrations of Old Time Crafts
-Old Time Kids Crafts & Games
- Tea & Scones
-Pre-booked High Tea
Contact us at: www.wcra.org or 604-898-9336
39645 Government Road
Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Historic Jewish Walking Tour of Strathcona & Gastown
Thursday February 21 2013
12 noon - 2pm $12
Discover the fascinating tales of early Jewish life in the heart of Strathcona and Gastown. The walk will start in Strathcona (approx. 2 km) and will visit the landmarks, architecture, and events that shaped the evolution of historic Vancouver.
Tour led by the Jewish Museum & Archives of BC.
Walk to Launch the Brand-New West Hastings Street Map-Guide
Friday February 22 2013
12 noon - 2pm $12
VHF is launching our newest VHF map guide, authored by Artist and Author, Michael Kluckner. Attendees will be the first to receive copies of the newly published map guide! The Downtown Vancouver BIA sponsored the new map guide and will be attending the tour, so spots are limited! Meeting point TBA.
Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse
When: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square Victoria, BC
Free to Cascadia Green Building Council members or $25.00 for non-members
To Register: http://living-future.org/events/quantifying-environmental-value-building-reuse-victoria-bc
Sponsored by the Real Estate Foundaton of BC, BC Heritage Branch, City of Victoria and Cascadia Green Building Council, Victoria Chapter