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Imagining futures

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Lorna Williams: Assoc. Professor Emeritus, Indigenous Education (U. of Victoria)
Professor Jack Lohman, Chief Executive Officer, Royal BC Museum

Workshops include:

  • Innovations for Heritage Properties
    • Planning without a (Heritage) Planner
    • Heritage in the Hands of the Next Generation
    • Heritage Marketing: Time Travel Through BC
    • Collaborations: A Call to Action
    • Commissions Roundtable
    • Help a Colleague: Ask an Expert
    • Heritage Planner Roundtable

    Talking Stick: moving toward a framework of recognition, commemoration and reconciliation
    presented in partnership with First Peoples’ Cultural Council

    Registration opens next week. Watch for further details.

Celebrating Excellence in Heritage Education and Awareness

Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society is a volunteer organization which restores and operates original B.C. Electric Railway trams on the original B.C. Electric Railway line between the communities of Cloverdale and Sullivan in Surrey. Operating between spring and Thanksgiving, “Surrey’s Heritage Rail” transported over 20,000 passengers.

The main headquarters of the Society is in a replica “Cloverdale Station” located across the street from the Surrey Museum and the Surrey Archives, and just blocks from the BC Vintage Truck Museum. These four organizations work in partnership to support heritage education and awareness in the area.

Through the tram service and the Cloverdale Station, the Society provides excellent heritage learning experiences that help riders better appreciate and understand public transportation.

Today, the Cloverdale Station and its thousands of riders contribute to the economy and vibrancy of Historic Cloverdale and the community in general.
On Wednesday, February 15, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society received an award of recognition for their efforts to introduce the public to the history of Yaletown. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight some of heritage award recipients to showcase their efforts in heritage conservation, education, and planning.

What does heritage in the future mean to you?

A reader writes in:
“Using the Okanagan First Nations symbol of a canoe with 3 people in it representinghonouring the past, energized by the present and being inspired by the future, heritage resonates for me with this image. Heritage is about honouring, respecting and learning from the past through our built heritage and sacred sites. The present is about working collaboratively with others to energize, educate and preserve heritage in the present. The future is the vision that inspires our growth and our direction for future generations.”

What does heritage in the future mean to you? Click here to let us know what you think.

The Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria is pleased to offer:

The Archaeology of Buildings: a Practical Introduction

3-day workshop: May 1-3, 2017

Drawing upon the expertise of the historian, the architect, the architectural historian and the archaeologist, the discipline of “Buildings Archaeology” has become one of the leading specialist disciplines in the conservation of historic buildings and sites.

Held on site at Cole Island in Esquimalt Harbour this workshop focuses on the detailed survey and analysis of the historic naval structures dating from between 1850 and 1940. Two of these structures are currently undergoing conservation, and the course will use this opportunity to consider the formal and informal role of buildings archaeology in the conservation process. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

Click here to learn more and to register.

Heritage Energy Retrofit Grants

The Vancouver Heritage Foundation, City of Vancouver and City Green Solutions were recently recognized at the 2017 Heritage Awards Gala for successfully delivering the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant pilot program. In fact, the program was so successful, the City of Vancouver committed to new funding through November 2018.

The Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant is designed to support retrofits that deliver measurable reductions in greenhouse gases (GHG’s), and provide guidance for navigating FortisBC and BC Hydro’s Home Renovation Rebate Program (originally the Home Energy Rebate Offer) and the Municipal Partner Offer launched jointly with the City of Vancouver in September 2016.

Learn more from our friends at Vancouver Heritage Foundation (here).

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