Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in British Columbia

Heritage BC is seeking public input for a war memorials and monuments project commemorating Canada’s contribution in the two World Wars from a BC perspective. Information gathered will be used to create an interactive online map.

The mapping project, Get on the Map: War Monuments and Memorials in British Columbia, will include the name, location, descriptions, photographs, videos, and other information about World War monuments and memorials in communities across the province, telling the stories of British Columbians who served and died in Canada's war effort during the First and Second World Wars.

Historical and heritage organizations, museums, archives, students, youth and individuals, as well as municipalities and municipal heritage commissions are encouraged to participate by providing input via an online form. 

Where are the war monuments and memorials in your community? They can range from community cenotaphs, to more modest commemorative plaques. In some communities memorials take the form of park gates or whole buildings. 

Entries will be accepted via the online form until 5 p.m. on March 1, 2016. To access the form visit http://heritagebc.ca/war-memorials-in-bc.

The project is funded in part through the Department of Canadian Heritage's World War Commemorations Community Fund, Young Canada Works and generous in-kind support from Split Mango Web Designs (who supported the Vancouver Heritage Foundations' Heritage Register map).

For questions or more information contact Maxine Schleger, Heritage Conservation Skills Development & Training Officer at mschleger@heritagebc.ca.

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