Heritage BC Spring 2014

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Heritage Tourism

“Who Am I?” Barkerville’s Travelling Exhibit to China

Sustainable Heritage Tourism

North Pacific Cannery 125 Years

SPRING 2014 HERITAGE HAND ON THE TILLER 3 BARKERVILLE TRAVELLING EXHIBIT 4-5 Sustainable tourism 6&7 Telling our maritime stories 8 North pacific cannery 9 fort langley 10 Capacity planning 12 EDUCATION & TRAINING 14

Heritage BC is a not for profit, charitable

organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through advocacy, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Endowment Fund. We are passionate about building links between heritage conservation and tourism, economic and environmental sustainability, community pride and an appreciation of our common history. Programs include workshops, annual conferences, publications and grants for the conservation of historic buildings and special places. We are funded through membership fees, program and service revenues, charitable gifts and donations as well as sponsorships. Today we have a growing membership of individuals, groups and business members who share a common interest in heritage conservation, historic places, and promoting the value of British Columbia’s heritage for all.

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On the Road with Heritage BC There’s no better time to start planning your summer vacation, and this issue of Heritage BC Quarterly is full of ideas about how you and your family can enjoy the beauty and bounty of British Columbia’s cultural and place based heritage. Have you considered a trip up the north coast to discover the spectacular coastal landscapes on the way to Prince Rupert? This is the year to enjoy North Pacific Cannery’s 125th anniversary celebrations with exhibits, guided tours, original architecture, historically inspired cuisine and the pristine wilderness surroundings that tell the story of an industry that played an integral role in BCs economic, cultural and natural development over the last century. Perhaps you’d rather travel to the foothills of the Cariboo Mountains—just like the miners and prospectors did during the original gold rushes—to take in the one of a kind heritage attraction of Barkerville. Be sure to see “Who Am I? Bridging the Pacific: From Guangdong to Barkerville and Back”—the interactive exhibit that explores the fascinating history of Chinese pioneers in this region. Or maybe this is the summer you’ll explore a city-based heritage attraction and visit the Vancouver Maritime Museum and its famous St. Roch National Historic Site. While you’re there, check out their stylish new exhibit, “Mail Order: Swimwear from the Woodward’s Catalogues.” If only they still made those modest bathing suits! British Columbia may still be relatively young in heritage terms, yet we have a proud and diverse culture and heritage. Touring the province is a great way to support the local economies, enjoy some of the most incredible scenery in the world, and engage with our rich and storied past.


Thanks to all the editorial contributors for this issue of Heritage BC Quarterly. I hope to see many of you at our annual conference this September in Cloverdale, where we can all share our heritage tourism stories. Speaking of being on the road, please feel free to stop by our new offices in West Vancouver, 102-657 Marine Drive, compliments of Seacliff Properties. There’s still a lot of unpacking to do—if you want to hone your archival skills as a “heritage tourism” activity this summer, we’d be pleased to have you volunteer! Kathryn Molloy Executive Director Email: kmolloy@heritagebc.ca

ON THE COVER: Images courtesy of the British Columbia Postcards Collection, a digital initiative of Simon Fraser University Library. http://content.lib.sfu.ca/cdm/compoundobject/collection/bcp/id/7187/rec/43

Cultural Tourism:

Tourism is often proposed as a way for heritage facilities and organizations to generate income. While revenue is important, we want to suggest that for the heritage community, tourism has the potential to bring benefits of even greater significance. Cultural tourism, which includes heritage tourism, is travel which is motivated wholly or in part by the visitor’s desire to experience the differing ways of life of other people, places and/or times. It involves not only “gated” attractions such as museums, but also extends to the broader aspects of heritage that are reflected in the human-shaped landscapes and cityscapes that visitors find attractive. At the core of cultural tourism is “the experience”—the memories visitors take away from their visit. Tourism operators and interpreters, like educators, have found that the best way to make an impression on people is to encourage them to participate in activities that engage as many of their senses as possible. As teachers say: first get their attention, then get them involved. This is “experiential tourism” and its lessons apply equally to when we reach out to guests from overseas as to visitors from around the block. Done well, the experience may not only form the basis of future water cooler chats and home slideshows, but it also gives you the chance to tell the stories you cherish to receptive audiences while also building community identity and pride, and bolstering the foundations of your local support. Ideally you’ll even recruit the visitor as an interested and engaged ambassador for heritage. Making this happen—doing tourism right—calls for an honest and equitable relationship between the host and visitor, based in part on the authenticity of the heritage stories being presented. Authenticity is the heritage community’s trump card in cultural tourism.You’re the experts, and it’s up to you to ensure the stories are factually accurate, that they are presented in ways that are appropriate, and that all points of view are fairly represented. At this Fall’s annual gathering, Heritage BC will present a working session on tourism for the heritage sector. That session will explore how the heritage community can ensure the authenticity of cultural tourism experiences that engage both local residents and visitors in supporting and celebrating British Columbia’s heritage. Tourism has come in for some well-earned criticisms in the past, around misrepresentation, trivialization and commoditization of culture. But by becoming actively involved in culture and heritage tourism, the heritage community can take control over how and what tourism develops. If it’s your hand on the tiller, nobody can steer you wrong. Ursula Pfahler is Heritage Conservation Officer, Heritage Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (ursual.pfahler@gov.bc.ca). Bruce Whyte is Senior Tourism Development Officer, Tourism Branch, BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (bruce.whyte@gov.bc.ca).



Heritage Hand on the Tiller


B “Who Am I?” Bridging The Pacific: from Guangdong to Barkerville and back • Barkerville’s Travelling Exhibit to China

arkerville celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2012. As part of this signature 150th anniversary, The Barkerville Heritage Trust developed a unique travelling exhibit in response to interest expressed by several institutions in China. The exhibit, which has already toured to locations in BC and China, depicts the lives of Chinese people in the Cariboo in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially during the gold rush period, through the use of historic photographs, including portraits by C. D. Hoy, a Chinese photographer who emigrated to Canada in 1900 and who lived in Quesnel. The photographs are complemented by bilingual brochures and two interactive kiosks. The main goal of the exhibit has been to further relations with China, building networks and knowledge to support regional and BC–wide tourism and economic development. Significant outcomes include the collection of research data about Chinese pioneers and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Guangdong Qiangxiang Cultural Research Centre within Wuyi University, to create international and academic research. Three Chinese delegations were organized, including two from the Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver and one from Jiangmen, China, to visit Prince George, Quesnel and Barkerville, strengthening the regional connections. All of these outcomes have and will continue to create synergies which lead to potential increased tourism and investment opportunities in the region. More than 1,000 photographs directly related to Chinese people in this region have been digitized. Two interactive computer kiosks have been developed at which visitors can view the images, make comments and potentially identify relatives or friends who came to Barkerville and BC during the gold rush. Without the support of a number of partners, including the Province of British Columbia, this exhibit and research project would not have been possible. We have been able to develop and tour an exhibit that is drawing attention to the Cariboo region and all of BC and will undoubtedly result in future agreements and opportunities. Thank you to all of our partners for your trust and support. Special thanks also go to the Omineca Beetle Action Coalition, the Cariboo Chilcotin Beetle Action Coalition and the City of Prince George for your financial support.





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Protecting The Resource That Creates Our Experiences I’m delighted to work for Heritage BC as Office Administrator. In working towards my Masters in Science in Leadership for Sustainable Development, and having worked in the field of protected landscapes and tourism in Northern Ireland for four years, I’ve developed a strong passion for the concept of sustainable tourism. The local impacts of the tourism industry are diverse and wide-ranging. Tourism activities primarily involve the transportation and hosting of a consumer into and within a local community. The tourism industry is unique in that it delivers the consumer to the product as opposed to the more usual process of bringing the product to the consumer. The “products” in this case are highly sensitive, historic and often living ecosystems that require careful protection and conservation in order to survive. How do we balance the economic development that the tourism industry generates with the need to protect and conserve our heritage value? I believe the answer lies in the concept of sustainable tourism. Sustainable tourism development means more than simply protecting our natural, cultural and/or built heritage environment. It also means proper consideration of host peoples, communities, cultures, customs, lifestyles, and social and economic systems. It is tourism that truly benefits those who are on the receiving end—the host communities—and that does not exploit and degrade the environment in which they continue to live and from which they must earn a living after the last tourist has left. It is tourism that enhances the material life of local communities without causing acculturation, social disruption or a loss of traditional employment systems. For a tourism business, whether that’s a heritage museum, an artisan’s workshop or an outdoor recreation provider, adopting sustainable practices in the workplace makes good business sense. According to a Nielsen Wire Survey (2012), 66% of consumers around the world stated they would prefer to buy products and services from businesses that have implemented initiatives that give back to society. Furthermore, according to a recent survey conducted by the website Tripadvisor, 77% of visitors said they plan to make more “eco-friendly” trips in the next twelve months. Sustainable tourism is not merely a niche form of tourism. It is a responsible and increasingly reliable way of doing business (Destination BC, 2014). It meets the growing demand by consumers, reduces energy bills, protects the resources that are used in creating the experience, helps to attract and create new labour, and adds resilience to an organization. With thousands of tourists visiting British Columbia’s beautiful landscape and its many heritage offerings, we must remember the importance of sustainability. When an industry such as tourism relies so strongly on natural, cultural and social heritage resources, it’s our duty to protect and enhance those resources for future generations to enjoy. Come and visit one of Canada’s National Historic Sites DAILY SELF-GUIDED TOURS




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Sarah Irwin, Office Administrator, Heritage BC (sirwin@heritagebc.ca) Sarah obtained a Masters Degree in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2009. For four years before joining the Heritage BC team, she worked in the field of heritage conservation and tourism in Northern Ireland, coordinating various projects centred around sustainable tourism and protected areas.

Sustainable Heritage Tourism Impact.Vulnerability. Mitigation. Adaptation. Adaptive Capacity. Sensitivity. Resilience. These are terms we will hear more and more in the coming years. Often used in the context of understanding ecosystems and their response to climate change, the terms are also useful in planning related to sustainability in its other forms—social, cultural, environmental and economic. We can also use these terms to think about and plan for sustainable heritage tourism. In addition, as we are involved in educating our visitors, it is possible that to present and interpret our sites and exhibits in ways that illustrate impacts and how society adapted or did not. Here is a quick primer to start you rolling. The definitions presented here are adapted from the document, From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate (2007), a Government of Canada publication that you can find online. There are many other publications and websites available online that discuss these terms in similar contexts. Let’s start with “impact”, which refers to the changes that occur over a given period of time: these can be social, cultural, environmental, economic or related to climate change, and can be positive or negative, but in this context are generally negative. “Vulnerability” is the extent to which we are susceptible to these impacts. Some of the impacts are things we have direct control over, such as the amount and types of garbage we produce. But what other impacts are there? This is where we can use the term “sensitivity”, which in the context of sustainability means simply recognizing what the impacts are as well as recognizing the need to adapt. Are we aware of, or sensitive to, the range of impacts around us and the change required? “Adaptive capacity” refers to the ability to adapt to or mitigate impacts and is dependent on things such as access to information, technology, economic health as well as our skills and knowledge. Our ability to mitigate impacts or at least adapt to them therefore requires that we build adaptive capacity in our organization and, I would add, in ourselves. “Mitigation” refers to addressing the source of the impact to either remove or reduce it. Some impacts we can control whereas others are not in our ability to control. This is where we think about “adaptation”—minimizing the impact by adjusting or doing something differently to reduce your vulnerability. For example, taking the bus rather than driving: you are still using fossil fuels, but you are using less and being more efficient and saving money.

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The ultimate goal is for heritage tourism to move toward greater resilience. “Resilience” means an ability to absorb impacts and refers to the amount of change that can be experienced without significant alteration to the organization or system. Heritage tourism is not only about what we can do to operate sustainably. The stories our sites tell can help illustrate sustainability—or a lack of sustainability—by using the various terms described here. More than ever, we need to learn from the past in order to inform our future. Indeed, this growing need is as much a call to action as a wonderful opportunity for us to embrace sustainable heritage tourism. Dr. Geoffrey Bird (Associate Professor, Program Head, Master of Arts in Tourism Management): Acting Director, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Royal Roads University EMAIL: Geoff.2bird@royalroads.ca

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Interactions With The Sea Since opening in 1959 as a British Columbia Centennial project, the Vancouver Maritime Museum has celebrated the profound significance of the ocean and waterways of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic. Located in stunning Vanier Park on the west side of Vancouver, the Maritime Museum’s featured attraction is the St. Roch, a National Historic Site. This Royal Canadian Mounted Police arctic exploration vessel was the first to circumnavigate North America and provided the only link between distant communities in the Canadian Arctic in the early twentieth century. Between 1928 and 1954, the St. Roch logged tens of thousands of kilometres crossing and re-crossing the Arctic, acting as a floating detachment of the RCMP. Launched on its most famous voyage on a secret mission to cross the Arctic during the Second World War, this amazing vessel travelled through treacherous and uncharted waters to cross the Northwest Passage, relying on the skill, talent and luck of only a handful of men. Incredibly, they managed to make the crossing not just once, but twice, the second time in only 86 days. The Maritime Museum has extensive galleries of model ships (including a particularly fine bone model of the French warship Vengeur du Peuple which was built around 1800 by French prisoners of war), a Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre, a recreation of the fo’c’sle (forecastle) of Vancouver’s ship Discovery, an extensive collection of maritime art, the boiler of the Beaver—the first steamship in the Pacific Northwest—and many more wonders and treasures. On a lighter note, this summer’s main exhibit explores the styles, fashions and heritage of our beaches with Babes & Bathers: History of the Swimsuit. This collection of swimwear from the extensive collection of fashion historian Ivan Sayers celebrates beachside styles from the 1890s to the 1980s.

The focus of the extensive collections at the Maritime Museum is human interactions with the sea and the stories these tell about our past, present and future. Accordingly, the Leonard G. McCann Archives features an extensive collection of maritime artifacts and over 100,000 photographs, while the W.B. & M.H. Chung Library has over 11,400 books and published manuscripts dating from 1678 to 2013. Specific strengths of the collection relate to the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and the Canadian Arctic. The Vancouver Maritime Museum is a centre for historic research and hands-on experience, and a must-see stop on for any visitor to Vancouver. Want to learn more about the exhibits and collections at the Vancouver Maritime Museum?

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North Pacific Cannery Celebrates 125 Years North Pacific Cannery was established in Port Edward, BC in 1889. Its canning lines ran for nearly eighty years until regular canning seasons stopped in 1968. In 1987 the site opened with a different goal—to display an important aspect of British Columbia’s history. North Pacific Cannery was designated a National Historic Site and has been an essential display of Northwest British Columbia’s history for over 25 years. The site features many exhibits housed in the original cannery buildings—a reform line in the can loft, a processing line in the main canning building, fishing methods displays in the net loft, and displays in the company store and office.Visitors are welcome to explore the site on their own, or experience a guided tour. The picturesque site is located on Inverness Passage, where guests are surrounded by the wilderness that defines British Columbia. Just twenty minutes outside of Prince Rupert, visitors will find themselves stepping into the shoes of a cannery worker and transported back to the days of a bustling cannery operation. Today, North Pacific Cannery is proud to be a thriving part of the community in Northwest British Columbia. With 2014 marking the 125th anniversary of the site, numerous community events will be hosted throughout the season. Four key events in May and June focus on engaging a variety of audiences: Community Science Celebration with Science World: On May 4th 350 people attended this free event featuring Science World alongside local organizations showcasing how science influences their operations through presentations, exhibitor tables and activities.

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Northwest Regional Heritage Fair: On May 23rd, Participating students from across the region displayed heritage research projects and six students were chosen as representatives for the Provincial Fair. This event encouraged students to connect with their roots, while learning about the impact that local history has on our present-day community. Northwest Coast Cannery Workers Reunion: Friday, June 13–Saturday June 14 This multi-day event will provide cannery alumni the chance to come together and share their memories of cannery life. Stories shared will be documented and used to illustrate the vibrant social history of the cannery site. North Pacific Cannery 125th Community Anniversary: Saturday, June 21–Sunday June 22 A celebratory weekend to recognize this Skeena River site as an important landmark. North Pacific Cannery is managed by Port Edward Historical Society, a registered charity, with a purpose to preserve, restore, interpret and grow North Pacific Cannery as a living museum that illustrates the diverse, industrial lifestyle of the West Coast fishery for the local community and the world to experience.


Fort Langley & The Coulter Berry Building Rich in history, the Village of Fort Langley attracts multitudes of visitors annually who explore its historic sites, museums and quaint heritage downtown. Starting as a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post on the Fraser River in 1827, Fort Langley became the “birthplace of British Columbia” with the 1858 proclamation that created this Crown Colony. Today the village is home to Fort Langley National Historic Site, which attracts 60,000 heritage tourists annually, all who come to experience what life was like at a busy fur-trading outpost. Other attractions, including the Langley Centennial Museum, the BC Farm Machinery and Agricultural Museum, and the heritage CN Station, provide visitors with insight into the history and heritage of Fort Langley and BC Fort Langley’s tree-lined downtown provides unique shopping and dining experiences housed in many well-preserved nineteenth-century heritage buildings. Annual festivals, like Douglas Day in November, Heritage Week in February, and the October Cranberry Festival, celebrate Fort Langley’s rich heritage with residents and visitors alike. With such clear connections between tourism and heritage in Fort Langley, there have been several movements to preserve and protect the village’s numerous heritage resources. A Heritage Conservation Area was created in the 1990s encompassing areas of the historic downtown, and placing conditions on development and alterations. A quick search of the Canadian Register of Historic Places reveals several buildings and trees in Fort Langley identified for their heritage value. In 2012 the Township of Langley commissioned a Heritage Strategy. This document, produced by Donald Luxton and Associates, provided a ten-year plan with the vision that “Langley’s past, present and future will be connected through community celebrations, partnerships and heritage activities that will preserve our tangible and intangible heritage resources, provide educational opportunities and enrich the lives of our citizens and visitors.”1


Questions remain about how the Coulter Building will affect the heritage value of downtown Fort Langley.

However, the recent proposed development of a large three-story building in Fort Langley has many fearing that the heritage character of the downtown is being threatened. In November 2012, the municipal council of the Township of Langley approved the Coulter Berry building, a three-story development that would include underground parking, mixed-use retail and restaurant space on the main floor, office space on the second floor, and residences on the third floor, including adaptable residential units for seniors. While the developers laud the LEED-designated sustainability of the building and the “authentic heritage character”2 of the façade design, critics question the size and height of the building in relation to the heritage buildings in the area, plans which appears to contravene the development conditions outlined for this Heritage Conservation Area. A group of Fort Langley citizens brought their concerns to the BC Supreme Court in October 2013, which ruled against the municipal council’s approval of the project. Work on the development ceased, leaving a gaping excavated hole on the site. Following months of heated public meetings, a deluge of letters to local newspapers, and a divided community, the Township of Langley council re-approved the development at the end of March 2014 with minor alterations to the building’s height. With development of the Coulter Berry building set to resume, the question remains how it will affect the heritage value of downtown Fort Langley, including heritage tourism to the village. It may also have an impact on the future of Heritage Conservation Areas and heritage preservation in British Columbia. 1 2


Donald Luxton and Associates, Township of Langley Heritage Strategy April 2012, p. 3. From Statewood Properties Ltd: “Coulter Berry Building in Historic Fort Langley”; www.coulterberry.com

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Capacity Planning

Heritage BC has hired a Capacity Planner. This new role was identified in the 2012 Business Plan, and is responsible for several key initiatives intended to build a more robust, independent and interconnected Heritage BC. The Capacity Planner administers the Heritage Legacy Fund grant program and will be the point of contact for organizations interested in applying for grants and assisting grant recipients in the successful completion of their KAREN DEARLOVE projects. Planning the annual Heritage BC conference is CAPACITY PLANNER another primary task. However, the Capacity Planner’s most significant role is to help build capacity for other heritage organizations in BC through training and skills development workshops. These workshops, including Heritage Basics, Writing Statements of Significance, and Community Heritage Values, are offered to Community Heritage Commissions, municipalities, and other nonprofit community historical and heritage organizations to assist them to create and administer heritage conservation planning in their communities. VILLAGE OF CUMBERLAND

Heritage Basics For more information about bringing a Heritage BC Workshop into your community see page 14 and contact Karen Dearlove, Capacity Planner kdearlove@heritagebc.ca 778.995.7243

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Karen Dearlove, Heritage BC’s new Capacity Planner, previously served as Executive Director of the Canadian Industrial Heritage Centre and Living History Multimedia Association in Brantford, Ontario, and most recently worked as Curator and Director of Chiefswood National Historic Site located on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in southwestern Ontario.

Heritage Basics and the Village of Cumberland Karen Dearlove, Heritage BC’s Capacity Planner, presented a “Heritage Basics” workshop to the Village of Cumberland’s newly formed Heritage Commission. City councillors, the Mayor, and several members from the community also attended the workshop on May 5th. The interactive workshop provided participants with general information about what heritage is, heritage conservation, and heritage planning on a community level. Participants came away from the workshop with tools and knowledge to help guide them in making decisions about the Village of Cumberland’s Historic Village Commercial Core Heritage Conservation Area and future heritage conservation planning.

2014 Heritage Legacy Fund Grant Applications New Heritage Legacy Fund grant applications are now available online. Established as an endowment from the Province of British Columbia in 2003, the fund is held by the Vancouver Foundation and the program is administered by Heritage BC. Grants are available for Heritage Conservation projects and Heritage Awareness projects. The grants support the conservation of heritage resources in British Columbia, as well as promote and increase public awareness, understanding, and appreciation of British Columbia’s heritage resources. Registered non-profit societies, registered federal charities, local governments, selfgoverning First Nations, and School Boards are eligible to apply for funding. On the website there are downloads for Guidelines & Policies as well as a preapplication Worksheet to help organize all the required documents and support materials. The Grant Application form is now a completely online process. Completed applications are due by Friday, September 5, 2014. For more information and to confirm if your organization and project are eligible for funding, please contact Heritage BC Capacity Planner, Karen Dearlove.

President’s Message

Heritage Tourism is Good for Business I have a dear friend that I met more than 30 years ago, when our children were small. We have had many laughs and tears through the years, and now with kids grown and gone we have started to do some travelling together. We have very supportive spouses who allowed us to go on a Mediterranean cruise as our first adventure in 2009. While the cruise was amazing, our pocket books have now resigned us to road trips. Our first one was last spring—a trip to the Lower Mainland from our homes in the Okanagan. Our first stop was Fort Langley, where we dined and shopped. Next stop was Burnaby, where we visited Jacks New and Used (I was able to purchase several items for a “character home” we are working on). We also spent time at Burnaby’s Village Museum and walking around Deer Lake looking at the beautiful scenery and heritage buildings. Our final stop was Bellingham, in Washington State, where we walked around historic neighbourhoods and attended a production at the beautifully restored Mount Baker Theatre.

Board Members Janice Henry President Kelowna, BC

Helen Cain, Vice President Victoria, BC Bjorn Simonsen Secretary/Treasurer Victoria, BC Eric Pattison Past President New Westminster, BC


We have just returned from our second road trip, this time to Alberta. We spent time with family and friends along the way, and we attended a production at the Rosebud Theatre in Rosebud, where we stayed in a charming bed and breakfast filled with heritage furnishings. We spent an afternoon at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, and an evening walking the beautiful historic Elbow Park neighbourhood. Unfortunately, a planned trip to the BAR U Ranch National Historic Site near Longview was rained out. There is no doubt that on both of these occasions we were cultural and heritage tourists. We had a ball and dropped a few thousand dollars along the way. Our travels and expenditures supported live theatre and those who work in the arts in two communities, while heritage sites benefitted as did businesses such as restaurants, antique dealers, service stations and hotels. Clearly, heritage tourism is good for business!

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Heritage Education & Training Opportunities Heritage BC Workshops We’ll bring the expertise to your community with interactive workshops. Need something specific that is not listed here? A presentation on heritage incentives, revitalization agreements, or establishing conservation areas? Heritage BC will work with you to develop educational workshops to meet your community’s needs. Fee will be dependent on workshop content and length but includes multiple participants. Join with another community to make it affordable for all! To discuss options, book a workshop or get more information, call our office at 604.428.7243.

Heritage Basics For communities new to heritage conservation or those that want to incorporate new legislative tools or values-based management into existing heritage programs. A great workshop for heritage society members, planners, elected officials, community heritage commissions, heritage property owners, the business and tourism community and the general public. Tailored to reflect your community’s needs, goals and capacity, we’ll discuss values centred heritage conservation and benefits (social, environmental, economic) to help you identify your heritage values to guide decision making. We can include an environmental sustainability component if your community has integrated sustainability into your Official Community Plan. NO heritage background necessary. Two Hour Workshop Fee: $500 for any number of participants (non member $600) plus travel & accommodation when required

Identifying Heritage Values Are there places in your community that have special meaning but may not conform to conventional ideas of what ‘heritage’ may be? This workshop is for communities that want to understand the big picture of their own heritage values to inform their Official Community Plan or to develop their Community Heritage Register (whether existing or new). A great opportunity to engage a variety of ages and backgrounds in community heritage planning. Aimed at local governments and a diverse crosssection of the community this workshop brings together business and tourism sector, educators, heritage and recreation advocates, and First Nations representation. Think beyond the heritage label and consider places that are special for social and community


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Writing Statements of Significance A hands-on workshop to help participants develop a Statement of Significance (SOS); part of the necessary documentation for identified sites on a Community Heritage Register. Get the tools to update your Community Heritage Register to meet the documentation standards of both the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places. As an essential part of historic place record documentation the SOS should function as a planning tool to inform decision-making in the heritage conservation process. It provides guidance to property owners, architects, developers and others who are making an intervention to an historic place. By identifying key elements of an historic place, the SOS becomes a critical link between heritage values and conservation actions. Gain an understanding of what an SOS is, how it can be used and what elements to include in a well-written document. Get guidance on how to research and develop a draft SOS. Aimed at local governments and heritage advocates with an existing understanding of valuesbased management and heritage conservation concepts. The Writing Statements of Significance workshop can also be condensed to a halfday format that will provide a more general overview of the process of developing SOS. Full Day Workshop Fee: $1100 (non member $1200) plus travel & accommodation when required

Other Opportunities:

Heritage Education and Training The College of New Caledonia The College of New Caledonia in Prince George offers a Heritage Building Conservation Certificate. This accredited program, offered through Continuing Education, focuses on wood structures. The program includes 22 weeks of theory and hands-on work experience. It is competency based and will incorporate online eLearning, classroom instruction, and field experience. Attend Full-time or part-time. Fees: $5,896. Contact Quesnel Continuing Education: 1.250.991. 7500.

Athabasca University Athabasca University offers The University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management (HRM). This is a comprehensive program of study designed for people who want a broad perspective on heritage resources management, who wish to pursue careers, with heritage resources practice, who are working or volunteering in the field or those who wish to improve their skills in heritage practice. Call 1.800.788.9041, Ext 6955 or email: hrm@athabascau.ca

University of Victoria: Heritage, Culture and Museum Studies The University of Victoria offers both undergraduate and graduate diploma and certificate programs in Cultural Resource Management. These flexible programs combine on-line and on-campus learning opportunities, and provide participants with contemporary perspectives and best practices in the cultural resource management sector. Participants can also choose to take individual courses offered in the programs. For more information contact crmp@uvcs.uvic.ca

Vancouver Heritage Foundation The Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers an assortment of interesting, interactive, and handson learning activities. These include “Brown Bag Lunch and Learns,” evening lectures, workshops, house tours, bus tours, and walking tours. The VHF also offers the awarding winning Old School: Maintaining Heritage Buildings program, in which participants can earn a Certificate in Heritage Conservation and other Professional Development Credits. For more information: » www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/ learn-with-us/

Royal Roads University Royal Roads University offers a Master of Arts in Tourism Management with online and fulltime on campus options focusing on leadership, strategy, marketing and sustainability. Heritage tourism is an important area of study and can be a specialization based on your own electives and research. Ideal for early to mid-career individuals interested in a versatile skillset and recognized credential to advance their career and personal development. Contact Geoffrey Bird, Program Head, for more information. Email: Geoff.2bird@royalroads.ca » www.royalroads.ca

Make a Real Difference to Heritage Conservation in BC Heritage BC is a not for profit charitable and a member based organization that seeks to conserve, enhance and raise awareness of the unique heritage values across British Columbia. We depend on the support and commitment of our members to ensure our special heritage is conserved for future generations.

Become an annual member of Heritage BC today!

As a member, you contribute to the conservation and sustainability of BC’s unique built, natural and cultural heritage. You also elect your board of directors, which sets the policy, and strategic direction of the society. Your membership supports Heritage BC’s goals of acting as a network hub and a collective and independent voice for heritage in British Columbia. A strong membership also helps to leverage other funds from foundations and donors. By building our membership and member services, we will continue to grow an economy of heritage conservation in BC.

As a valued member, you receive these great benefits:

• Become part of the network hub that collaborates on new and innovative ways to conserve BC’s heritage • Print copies of Heritage BC Quarterly by mail • Discounts on display advertising rates in the Quarterly magazine • Heritage BC Update – our regular enews featuring member activities and events • List your business or organization on our website and in other communications • Voting rights at our AGM and member meetings • 30% discount on Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT) Membership • Reduced registration fees at our annual conference, workshops and webinars • The satisfaction of supporting a dynamic and worthwhile organization!

Becoming a Heritage BC member couldn’t be easier! Simply complete the form below and mail with your cheque to Heritage BC, 102 – 657 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A4.

Or complete the convenient online Heritage BC Membership Form with Paypal/Credit Card payment: » heritagebc.ca/contact-us/become-a-member

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2014 Heritage BC Conference

Building Bridges Mark your calendars! The next Heritage BC Conference will be held September 26-27, 2014 in Cloverdale—the historic centre of Surrey, BC and the home of many interesting heritage sites. The ‘Building Bridges’ theme will bring together diverse individuals and organizations interested in heritage conservation, including heritage professionals and trades people, educators, students, tourism professionals, architects, consultants, planners, museums, archives, heritage and historical organizations, heritage commissions, and environmental organizations. Interactive workshops will provide hands-on and practical learning opportunities on topics such as Heritage and Sustainability, Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Writing Statements of Significance, setting up a Municipal Heritage Register and other Heritage Education and Training Opportunities in British Columbia. This year’s keynote speaker, Professor Maged Senbel from the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning, is an expert in sustainable urban design. His research focusses on effective public engagement in long-term neighbourhood planning and municipal climate change planning. We look forward to acknowledging Heritage BC Award recipients and all the diverse opportunities for innovative discussions and multiple perspectives on heritage conservation in British Columbia. We hope you will join us in September. More details and online registration coming soon!

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