Intake for the 2023 Heritage Legacy Fund (HLF) closed April 28, 2023. In total, we received 63 complete applications with a total ask of $1,308,138.12. These included 32 applications for Heritage Conservation, 5 for Heritage Planning, 12 for Heritage Awareness and 14 for Indigenous Partnership projects.
After adjudication with 3 juries of 5 members each, 28 applications were recommended for funding with Heritage BC awarding an all time high amount of $400,000.00. By stream, this includes 12 Heritage Conservation projects, 3 Heritage Planning, 7 Heritage Awareness and 6 Indigenous partnership projects.
Thank you to all who applied!
City of Mission
The preservation and replacement of Mission museum heritage elements.
Rossland Heritage Commission
Repair and restoration work at the Calvary and Columbia cemeteries.
Kootenay Lake Historical Society
Safety upgrades and infrastructure work to maintain the integrity of the ship.
Burns Lake Native Development Corporation
Window upgrades and replacement on the Old Burns Lake Hospital.
Bridge River Valley Community Association
Rehabilitation and restoration of the 1939 Bralorne Pioneer Mines Office Building.
Sts'ailes Development Corporation
Structural upgrades to the 1903 Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge.
Communities in Faith
Ongoing conservation work of St. Andrew United Church in Trail, BC.
Lim Sai Hor Kow Mock Benevolent Association
Safety upgrades to a 1903 Chinese Empire Reform building.
BC Black History Awareness Society
Restoration of site markers for black settlers buried in Ross Bay cemetery.
Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce
Exterior restoration work on the Happy Hans Cuckoo Clock - the world's largest standing cuckoo
Holy Eucharist Ukranian Catholic Cathedral
Exterior stucco work on a 1960s cathedral.
Centennial United Church
Ongoing bell tower and roof work on Victoria's Centennial United Church.
Village of Cumberland
Preparation of five Statements of Significance for heritage assets in the Village of Cumberland
Wells Historical Society
Engineering assessment and foundation design for the 1934 Island Mountain Dry building.
Gibsons Landing Heritage Society
Research and update of the 'Once Upon a Time in Gibsons' heritage inventory resource.
Lasqueti Community Association
The creation of a 'living archive' with interviews and research into the eco-cultural history of Xwe'etay/Lasqueti Island.
City of White Rock
Interpretive installation ajacent to P'Quals and at the request of the Semiahmoo First Nation.
Gibsons Landing Heritage Society
Website to bring awareness to heritage assets and interest in the Town of Gibsons.
Sunshine Coast Writers & Editors Society
To create an interactive map documenting the 100-years of authors and the written arts on the Sunshine Coast.
Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association
Sharing the 'complex, meaningful stories' of legacy businesses in Vancouver's Chinatown.
Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Sharing a comprehensive understanding of the Rossland Mines area with the inclusion of the Sinixt history in the area and the creation of a 3D topographical map.
Royal Roads University
Creating a war rememberance toolkit for Indigenous Elders and youth.
Vancouver Museum Society
Ongoing work with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh on the Museum of Vancouver's Knowledge Repatriation Project.
BC Museums Association (BCMA)
Support for the Kil'laa Kind Words: The Art of Storytelling an upcomnig gathering in partnership with Saahlinda Naay Haida Gwaii Museum and the Haida Heritage Centre.
PoCo Heritage Museum and Archives
Updating interpretive panels and markers of heritage value in partnership with the Kwikwetlem First Nation.
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
13 Moons Around the Lake, an 'interactive exhibition that celbrates memory, healing and matriarchal lineages in the light of colonial, intergenerational trauma.'
Southern Gulf Island Community Resources Centre
W̱SÁNEĆ/S,DÁ,YES - SENĆOŦEN Language workshop and place names map.
OKIB Powwow Committee
Powwow hosted at the Komasket Arbor in Vernon, BC in partnership with the Okanagan Indian Band.