Heritage Week 

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Heritage Week 2016, February 15-21 

February 15

Genealogy Workshop

Learn how to research your family history from Diane Rogers of British Columbia Genealogical Society and editor of The British Columbia Genealogist. 6:30 – 8 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 – 51 Street, Delta

» Fraser Valley Regional Library


Presentation to Kelowna City Council

The Kelowna Heritage Week Committee will present the upcoming Heritage Week events to City Council. The Heritage Grants Program Committee will make a presentation to City Council on the Heritage Buildings that received a heritage grant in 2015. All welcome!

» Heritage Week Kelowna

 

Heritage Day Lecture

The Hallmark Heritage Society is presenting an illustrated lecture by Vancouver author and heritage activist Caroline Adderson. She will show examples of houses being demolished in Vancouver at an alarming rate. The event takes place at the Craigflower Schoolhouse, 2755 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC beginning at 7:30 pm. Admission is by donation.

 » Hallmark Heritage Society

 

February 16
In line for Anne Frank Screening

The HMCS Alberni Museum and Memorial (HAMM) has received special permission in Canada to show the documentary In Line For Anne Frank. The free screenings take place February 16, 17, 18, 19.

 » In line for Anne Frank

 

Ancestry Workshop

Learn how to research your family history from Diane Rogers of British Columbia Genealogical Society and editor of The British Columbia Genealogist, including how to use FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database. Tsawwassen Library, 1321A – 56 Street, Delta

» Fraser Valley Regional Library 

Heritage Week Exhibition 

Townsite Heritage Society will have a booth set up at the Powell River Town Centre Mall from 10:30- 3:30. The booth, manned by volunteers will display enlarged historic townsite photos of the mill, townsite, and people, a collection of photo albums covering 1900-1949, several slide presentations of the early years along with the Henderson House Museum restoration.

» Powell River Townsite

 

 

February 17

Ancestry Workshop

Learn how to research your family history from Diane Rogers of British Columbia Genealogical Society and editor of The British Columbia Genealogist, including how to use FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database. George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 Street, Delta

» Fraser Valley Regional Library 

 

The 32nd COHS Heritage Awards at Laurel Packinghouse

Celebrate the best in Okanagan heritage preservation with the Central Okanagan Heritage Society and the Kelowna Museums Society. Tickets $25.

 » COHS Heritage Awards

 

BC Wine Museum Re-Opening Celebration

The BC Wine Museum is growing fast and ripening up. Enjoy a BC vintage wine and explore antique machinery and new displays. Entry by donation.

 » Okanagan Heritage Week


The Past and Future of Fintry Queen

A presentation on the floating heritage landmark moored in Sutherland Bay at Okanagan Regional Library. Free.

 »  Fintry Queen

 

New Westminster Historical Society February Meeting

To recognize the Heritage Day/Week Theme for 2016: Distinctive Destinations: Experience Historic Places, the Historical Society will look at such places in New Westminster - places that offer a wide array of historical connections; places with a spot in local heritage; places supplying cultural aspects to the community’s story – as well as similar places in British Columbia. 7:30 pm in the New Westminster Public Library auditorium.

 

Unbuilt Saanich by Dorothy Mindenhall

Join Dorothy Mindenhall, author of Unbuilt Victoria, for a look at Saanich's distinctive destinations that never were. Presented in conjunction with Greater Victoria Public Library. Registration begins January 4th at 10:00 a.m.

 » Unbuilt Saanich

  

Heritage Week Exhibition 

Townsite Heritage Society will have a booth set up at the Powell River Town Centre Mall from 10:30- 3:30. The booth, manned by volunteers will display enlarged historic townsite photos of the mill, townsite, and people, a collection of photo albums covering 1900-1949, several slide presentations of the early years along with the Henderson House Museum restoration.

 » Powell River Townsite

 

Oak Bay Heritage 2016 Lecture Series 

Jean Sparks of Oak Bay Archives Sparks will share the stories of Oak Bay 1880 to 1930, when it was known as a popular resort destination. 7 p.m. at Windsor Park Pavilion.

 

February 18
The 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala

Join the celebration at the 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala where the outstanding and significant achievements of British Columbia’s heritage conservation heroes are recognized. 

 » The 35th Annual Heritage BC Awards Gala


2016 Maple Ridge Heritage Awards

You are invited to join the City of Maple Ridge’s Community Heritage Commission in celebrating the contributions of citizens to the telling of the Maple Ridge story.

 » Maple Ridge Heritage Awards 2016

  

Ancestry Workshop

Learn how to use FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database. Ladner Pioneer Library, 4683 – 51 Street, Delta

» Fraser Valley Regional Library 

 

Surrey Heritage Sites Bus Tour

Get a special glimpse into Surrey’s unique architectural, natural and cultural sites from your seat on the bus, then return to the farmhouse for tea and goodies. 1 session $26 (16+yrs) 10:00am-2:00pm

» Surrey Heritage Sites Bus Tour

 

Heritage Week Exhibition 

Townsite Heritage Society will have a booth set up at the Recreation Complex from 4:00- 8:00. The booth, manned by volunteers will display enlarged historic townsite photos of the mill, townsite, and people, a collection of photo albums covering 1900-1949, several slide presentations of the early years along with the Henderson House Museum restoration.

» Powell River Townsite

 

February 19
Thomas Hooper, Architect: A Heritage Week Presentation

Join Chilliwack Museum & Archives as they delve into the life and work of Thomas Hooper, architect of the Chilliwack Museum, a National Historic Site, and other notable destinations in Chilliwack and BC. Donald Luxton, heritage consultant, architectural historian and writer, will share Thomas Hoopers’ story as we celebrate Distinctive Destinations for Heritage Week 2016.

 » Thomas Hooper, Architect: A Heritage Week Presentation

 

 

Heritage Week Exhibition 

 

Townsite Heritage Society will have a booth set up at the Recreation Complex from 4:00- 8:00. The booth, manned by volunteers will display enlarged historic townsite photos of the mill, townsite, and people, a collection of photo albums covering 1900-1949, several slide presentations of the early years along with the Henderson House Museum restoration.

 

» Powell River Townsite

 

 

 

February 20

Central Okanagan Mystery Bus Tour

Climb aboard, and guess where you're going! Mysteries of history will be revealed as you rumble towards distinctive destinations of historical interest in the Central Okanagan.

 »  Central Okanagan Bus Tour

 

Surrey Heritage Sites Bus Tour

Get a special glimpse into Surrey’s unique architectural, natural and cultural sites from your seat on the bus, then return to the farmhouse for tea and goodies. 1 session $26 (16+yrs) 10:00am-2:00pm

» Surrey Heritage Sites Bus Tour

 

Stone Marker Unveiling

The City of Port Moody is unveiling a stone marker honouring Bert Flinn. Join them for the ceremony and light refreshments at Bert Flinn Park from 1pm-2pm.

» Bert Flinn Marker Unveiling

 

Revelstoke Museum & Archives Heritage Day

11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Free admission all day for tours, scavenger hunts and quizzes. 11:00 am to 2:00 pm – Find out the history of your heritage home. 2:30 pm – Heritage Slide Show

» Revelstoke Museum & Archives

 

Heritage Week Exhibition 

Townsite Heritage Society will have a booth set up at the Recreation Complex from 11:30- 4:30. The booth, manned by volunteers will display enlarged historic townsite photos of the mill, townsite, and people, a collection of photo albums covering 1900-1949, several slide presentations of the early years along with the Henderson House Museum restoration.

» Powell River Townsite

  

 

February 21

 

Heritage Tea at the Hotel Eldorado

The Hotel Eldorado is celebrating 90 years of lakeside hospitality. Meet Countess Bubna and her distinguished friends for finger sandwiches, sweets and stories.

 » Heritage Tea

 

Port Moody Heritage Week Celebrations

A fun, family-oriented event is happening in Queens St Plaza, Port Moody to celebrate Heritage Week! They have free performances by the fantastic Golden Spike Can-Can Dancers, the Squares Barbershop Quartet and Port Moody Secondary School, plus retro games, vintage vehicles, complimentary snacks and a local food truck. 

 » Port Moody Heritage Week

 

Slocan Valley Heritage Week Presentation

Please join the Silvery Slocan Historical Society this Sunday, February 21, 2 pm at Knox Hall as we honour the distinctive destinations of the Slocan Valley. Regional historian Greg Nesteroff of the "Nelson Star" will deliver a slideshow presentation of vintage Slocan Valley postcards. After the talk, volunteers will be on hand to scan historic photographs, so please bring your old pictures. See you there!

 

Heritage Week Celebration at Esquimalt Gorge Park

Celebrate a special place, and a special part of Esquimalt’s heritage at our Distinctive Destinations event at Esquimalt Gorge Park. The free event will celebrate natural, cultural, and historical aspects of the park, including its one-of-a-kind Japanese Garden, which was originally constructed in 1907. 

 » Heritage Celebration

 




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