What was this engagement about?
If you’ve travelled in B.C. or live close to a historic site, chances are that you have seen at least one of these signs. For many, following provincial routes and visiting these signs along the way has become a favourite summer vacation, passed down through generations since they were first displayed on our roads and highways in 1958.
Each of our 139 existing Stop of Interest signs tells the story of a person, place or event significant to provincial history. Over time however, a number of these signs have become dated, worn, or lost, and some care and attention is needed in order to replace or restore them to a standard that we can be proud to display to British Columbians and visitors, alike.
The B.C. government is looking at adding 75 new signs to the Stops of Interest inventory, providing an opportunity to highlight other people, places and events, and involving the public in identifying as-yet unsigned sites of significance to celebrate even more of B.C.’s rich history.
Citizens were asked to provide their ideas of landmarks and stories that should be recognized for their historic or cultural meaning to their communities and the province. Suggestions were collected between September 26, 2016 and January 31, 2017. An adjudication process will now begin to review all of the submissions have been received.
How can my contribution make a difference?
Submissions to showcase the people, places and events that have defined our provincial identity and created an enduring impact on the lives of British Columbians were accepted through an online feedback form, email and mail until January 31, 2017.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: September 26, 2016 to January 31, 2017
Types: Online, Email, mail