What is this engagement about?
The Province invited the public to nominate places of historic importance to the Japanese Canadian community which reflect the development and history of British Columbia. Nominated historic places will be evaluated against specific criteria by a team that includes community and academic expertise to establish heritage significance. Historic places of the highest significance will be considered for official recognition by the Government of British Columbia and placed on the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
The announcement is the first milestone in the Provincial Recognition Program’s Japanese Canadian Historic Places Project. The Provincial Recognition Program follows a highly successful 2015 pilot project which focused on historic places of heritage significance to Chinese Canadians, which resulted in the addition of 21 provincially recognized places in British Columbia to the BC Register of Historic Places.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Nominations help to tell a more complete story about the development of British Columbia. Nominations are open until November 30, 2016, and information about the project can be found on the Heritage BC website.
Heritage BC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that is contracted to administer the nomination process. Its mandate is to support heritage conservation throughout British Columbia through advocacy, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Fund.
Details of the Nomination Process:
Date: July 7 to November 30, 2016
Category: Families & Residents
Types: Online, Email