The latest news on BC's arts, culture and heritage sector.

2017 Heritage BC Award Winners Announced

Heritage BC has announced the winners of its annual Heritage BC Awards, who will be honoured at a gala in Vancouver on February 15.

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Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Collects Interviews for West Coast Fishing Industry Oral History

The Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society is actively collecting stories from people who played a role in BC’s fishing industry and, for the first time, making them publicly available online.

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Province Invests $8M in Museums and Heritage Sites to Mark Canada 150

Museums, archives, and heritage organizations may be eligible for up to $100,000 in project grants as part of a new program celebrating BC communities and their contribution to Canada. Application deadline: February 10.

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Heritage BC Tax Credit Call to Action

Heritage BC has issued a Call to Action to the arts, culture, and heritage sector pertaining to a Private Member's Bill for the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

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South Asian Heritage Learning Tools Receive Boost From Province

The B.C. government has awarded the Indus Media Foundation a one-time grant of $248,500 to share South Asian heritage through exhibition displays and learning tools intended for B.C. schools and community spaces.

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FPCC Reports Outcomes of Dialogue Session on Indigenous Languages

The report on the national three-day dialogue session will be submitted to the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Assembly of First Nations and may be used as a starting point for further consultations with First Nations on the development of a new federal language program. 

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2016 Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting

The BC Association of Heritage Professionals (BCAHP), dedicated to the support of heritage in British Columbia, presents its annual Heritage & Cultural Planners & Professionals Meeting on November 25 in Burnaby. 

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British Columbians Invited to Submit Places of Historic Significance to South Asian Canadians

Nominations will be considered for official recognition by the Government of British Columbia and if recognized, will be placed on the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.

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Hill Strategies Research on Museums and Heritage Organizations

The latest issue of Hill Strategies' Arts Research Monitor focuses on museums and heritage organizations, including national and provincial data on the situation of Canadian museums and other heritage organizations as well as an American report on the educational role of museums.

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Nomination Period for Japanese Canadian Historic Places Extended

Nominations are being sought from the public for historic places with significance to British Columbians of Japanese descent which reflect the development and history of the province. The deadline is November 30.

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Changes in the Management of Canadian Heritage Grants and Contributions

On April 14, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage announced that important changes will be made to the way business is done in her department with respect to grants and contributions.

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Heritage BC's World Wars Monuments and Memorials Map Goes Live

Over 190 submissions of World War monuments and memorials in communities across the province have been included so far in an interactive map as part of a project initiated by Heritage BC last year. 

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Participate in the Canada 150 Provincial Forum

An open invitation to individuals and organizations in the museum, gallery, archive, cultural centre, heritage, history and tourism communities in BC to participate in an in-person or online forum on Friday, April 22. 

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Call for Applications for BC Language Initiative Program 2016-2017

The BC Language Initiative (BCLI) program, administered by the First Peoples' Cultural Council, is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 program year.

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2016 Heritage BC Award Recipients Announced

The 2016 Heritage BC Awards, honouring the outstanding and significant achievements of British Columbia’s heritage conservation heroes, were presented at an awards gala at the Imperial in Vancouver on February 18.

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Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Appoints New Executive Director

Vincent Kwan has been appointed the new executive director of the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver. 

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More Financial Assistance Available For Heritage Projects in 2016

Vancouver Heritage Foundation has funds available that will allow them to grant additional projects in 2016. Anyone planning a heritage restoration or maintenance project in Vancouver is encouraged to contact them to find out more. 

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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. 

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Nominations Open for the 2016 Heritage BC Awards

Heritage BC's Awards program recognizes the outstanding and significant achievements in heritage conservation of individuals, organizations, groups, businesses and government in communities across BC. Nomination deadline is December 18.

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Help Heritage BC Locate and Assess BC's Stop of Interest Signs

Do you have Stop of Interest signs in your community? Take photos and enter them in a Heritage BC competition for the opportunity to win some great prizes.

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