Heritage BC, in partnership with the Heritage Branch, is exploring the influences and practices, values and vision of heritage in the context of community life. We have already met with 15 groups and we have many more meetings planned for Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland in January and February 2019. In total, we will visit 24 BC communities and we expect to speak with over 500 people who will share ideas and aspirations related to heritage and other disciplines.
We will explore eight themes at each meeting:
The Lower Mainland locations are:
The Vancouver Island locations are:
Please use this survey to register for one of the five Lower Mainland meetings.
Please use this survey to register for one of the four Vancouver Island meetings.
About the Provincial Roundtables on Heritage
A series of provincial roundtables exploring the role and influences of heritage throughout BC.
The consultations will bring people together to share ideas, situations, challenges, successes, relationships, and aspirations related to heritage and other disciplines such as museums, archives, archaeology, and arts and culture. The meetings will ensure all sectoral and regional voices are heard and acknowledged, providing opportunities for community members to bring personal, local, and regional perspectives to this important provincial initiative.
With this series of consultations, we want to explore heritage as it is understood and practiced in the broader context of community life.
The consultations will include a broad and diverse participation of people working and volunteering in the heritage, museums, and archives sectors, plus archaeologists, local governments (planners, councillors), cultural workers, and First Nations.
It has been 10 years since the last public consultation that focused on heritage.
Bringing together personal, local, and regional perspectives, the collected information will inform province-wide strategic development and influence program development and delivery, as well as provide a model of community consultation and engagement and a catalyst for collaborations and communications.
We have developed a workshop presentation that will cover topics ranging from the definition of heritage to its impact on economy and the environment. This will act as a template that can be fine-tuned for each consultation, so that each community can feel connected and respected to the process.
Heritage BC will work with one or more local stakeholders to plan for and facilitate the local consultation. The local stakeholder(s) will help us to fine-tune the process and spread the word throughout the community.