Heritage Update: ANNOUNCING: four new webinars, dates for HBC conference

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ANNOUNCING: Heritage BC Webinars

Fall, 2017

Heritage Property Management Plan: A Process

Friday, October 13, 12:00pm PST 

Presented by Heritage BC
From heritage conservation to present-day use, managing heritage properties offers a range of challenges. In this webinar, we will describe a template and process to elevate your management planning that includes vision and goal setting, conservation and management planning, and public engagement and community integration.


The Heritage BC conference will take place in New Westminster between

Thursday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2018. Watch for details.

Heritage Week


This year the poster will feature First Nations imagery, recognizing indigenous cultural heritage really has “stood the test to time”, the theme for heritage week in 2018.
We are now on the hunt for a photograph – and we are asking you for assistance. If you have something we should consider,  click here to upload an image.

Heritage Week  Monday, February 19, 2018  Heritage Stands the Test of Time

Heritage Conservation Sustainability and Climate Change – Complimentary Webinar

Enjoy complimentary access to our pre-recorded Heritage Conservation, Sustainability and Climate Change webinar. Click on the button to view the webinar anytime, from anywhere, and as many times as you wish.

Awarding Heritage

In the summer months, we will highlight some of many people, organizations, and projects that were recognized at the 2017 awards gala.

The Port Edward Historical Society and Donald Luxton & Associates received outstanding recognition in the planning and management category for their North Pacific Cannery Master Conservation Plan.

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Operating from 1889 to 1981, the North Pacific Cannery bears witness to the evolution of the West Coast fishing industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The character of the site derives significantly from its natural setting, its isolation and the lack of later intrusions.

Conservation planning had been continuously underway since the Cannery began operating as a museum site in 1987. In 2008, the Port Edward Historical Society engaged Donald Luxton & Associates to commence the formal conservation planning process, which produced the Conservation Master Plan plus 29 associated conservation plans.

This comprehensive conservation framework integrates site management and operations with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

Importantly, the Plan recognizes and supports the site as a nationally-significant historic place, but also a valued community place that is an important part of the local economy, drawing many thousands of visitors and tourists per year and generating local employment.

Since 2008 the site has also generated approximately $3 million in conservation activity, plus in-kind donations and volunteer contributions.

The nominations process for the 2018 heritage awards will begin in the fall. Watch for details to be announced.

Who should attend? Anyone who has the responsibility of managing a heritage property and wants to find the balance of conservation and activation.


Intersections: Archeology and Heritage

Friday, October 27, 12:00pm PST

Facilitator: Richard Linzey, Heritage Branch

Panel: to be announced

Heritage Revitalization Agreements: Interpretation and Implementation

Friday, November 17, 12:00pm PST

Facilitator: to be announced

Panel: to be announced

Heritage Real Estate: an introduction

Friday, December 1, 12:00pm PST

Presented by Heritage BC


Call for Presentations

2017 Annual Heritage and Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting

This is the annual meeting ‘go-to’ event for planners, architects, heritage consultants and other professionals working in the heritage field.  The meeting will be held at the Shadbolt Centre in Surrey on Friday, November 17.

The meeting will include twelve 15-minute presentations and case studies on:

  • Community, neighbourhood, district revitalization, innovation and regeneration;
  • Current heritage planning initiatives;
  • First Nations conservation and rehabilitation projects;
  • Built heritage – stabilization, renovation, adaptation, rehabilitation, renewal
  • Landscape conservation and revitalization
  • Artisan, Craftsmanship and Trades heritage projects

If you wish to make a presentation, please submit a brief abstract with title, speaker’s name, bio, photograph and contact information to Jennifer Iredale at jeniredale@hotmail.com by September 30, 2017


Energy Conservation in Mid-Century Modern Buildings Symposium

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Loucks Auditorium Salem Library

645 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301

$85 APT/DoCo Members

$100 Non-Members

$30 Students

Receive six (6) AIA Credits for your attendance


How can modern historic buildings comply with today’s energy conservation standards? Is it possible to maintain the integrity of the historic building materials and aesthetics while also meeting new energy conservation requirements?

Click here for more information.

Community Gaming Grants now receiving applications for capital projects.

The Community Gaming Grants program is now accepting applications for capital projects with a total cost of over $20,000.

Three categories of capital projects are eligible for funding:

  • Facilities: construction, renovation or maintenance of facilities.
  • Community infrastructure: public amenities such as docks, parks or playgrounds.
  • Acquisitions: the purchase of fixed capital assets for long-term use, including vehicles.

Eligible organizations will have from Aug. 1 until Sept. 30, 2017, to submit their applications.

Learn more.


Heritage BC is your provincial service organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through education, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund.

Support your provincial heritage organization by becoming a member today. Membership fees start as low of $35.

Become a member today!

Bill C-323 Update

Thanks in part to the strong showing by BC communities, MPs voted on March 23, 2017 to send Bill C-323 to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development – an important step in making tax incentives a reality!

Where are we in the process?

Committee Stage

The Committee has up to 60 sitting days to consider the Bill, make any amendments, before bringing it back to Parliament.

Report Stage Reading (Back to House of Commons)

There will be debate (two one-hour sessions) and voting on proposed amendments the following week. The process could take up to 30 days.

Third Reading

More debate (two one-hour sessions) and a vote – if passed, the Bill goes to Senate for debate and passing, Royal Assent, and then it becomes law.

What’s next? 

We still have work to do!  Your continued support will be needed to ensure that members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development are aware that Canadian communities need the measures proposed in Bill C-323.



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