Heritage Week is February 18-24, 2019.
Each year Heritage BC selects a theme and in 2019, the theme is “Heritage: The Tie That Binds”. Heritage reaches back in time to tell stories of our near and distant pasts, to describe our present and to foretell our future. Through storytelling, community places and gatherings, and sharing food and traditions, we are reminded of the connections between us and the power of heritage to bring people together. In celebration of our cultural heritage and historic places, West Vancouver Historical Society and the Ferry Building have organized a few events that showcase local heritage and involves the public.
Ferry Building – “The Many Histories of this Site we call Ambleside”
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019, 2-4 pm. This will be a deep dive into stories and in-depth conversation surrounding Ambleside. Presentations will be given by representatives from the Squamish Nation and Francis Mansbridge, author of the Dreamers and Designers book sponsored by the West Vancouver Historical Society. Presentations are followed by discussion. By reservation, seating is limited. Cost $10. To register: 604-925-7270 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WVHS Event – “Guided Tour of Point Atkinson Lightstation”
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019, 1 pm and 3 pm tours. Tours of the Lightstation are only offered a few times a year. Take advantage of this date to gain access and to have an informative tour guided by Elaine Graham. Registration is required. Contact: email@example.com. Meet at the Lightstation gates by the stone wall at the foot of Beacon Trail, Lighthouse Park.
Heritage BC Provincial Roundtables
Heritage BC, in partnership with the Heritage Branch, is exploring the influences and practices, values and vision of heritage in the context of community life. During January and February 2019 they are visiting 24 BC communities to bring people together to share ideas and aspirations related to heritage and other disciplines. For more details and to sign up to participate, visit: Heritage BC
Upcoming locations are:
- Maple Ridge, January 28 (Hammond Community Hall)
- Vancouver, January 29 (TBA)
- Burnaby, January 30 (Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre)
- North Vancouver, January 31 (North Vancouver Museum and Archives)
- Surrey, February 1 (Museum of Surrey)