Heritage Chilliwack Celebrating BC Heritage Week – February 19 To 25

Fraser Valley/Victoria – Heritage Week is happening this year from February 19-25th.

Heritage Chilliwack taken this year’s theme, “Heritage Stands the Test of Time” and focused on one aspect particularly relevant to Chilliwack…namely agriculture.

Keep an eye out for historic photos that have been strategically placed in stores around Chilliwack that rely on agriculture.

You’ll see that, in Chilliwack, “Agriculture has stood the test of time”.

The Society will  be posting about other activities that that are involved in during Heritage Week…so keep checking back.

Courtesy Carston Arnold/Heritage Chilliwack

From the Province Media Release:

Heritage Week in B.C. gives British Columbians the opportunity to discover the past, and to acknowledge, explore and enjoy the province’s diverse and interwoven cultures.

“People from all walks of life, and from every community, contribute to the rich cultural heritage of the land,” said Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. “The theme for 2018 is Heritage Stands the Test of Time, which seeks to inspire British Columbians to embrace, explore and enjoy our enduring heritage, through celebrating the collective history, special places and stories that help us understand the past.”

Heritage BC, a non-profit charitable organization, will celebrate the week by promoting and highlighting events throughout the province that will combine heritage and the mosaic of historic places that tell the story of B.C.

  • Over 4,500 listings of provincial and local government recognized historic places are recorded on the B.C. Register of Historic Places. Many more historic places still remain to be listed. Many of these listings can be enjoyed by searching the Canadian Register of Historic Places online: http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/register-repertoire.aspx
  • The province’s historic places – urban and rural structures, cultural landscapes and places of memory – intrigue and entertain British Columbians and visitors annually, generating jobs for B.C. residents and supporting sustainable communities.

For more details or to learn about ideas to promote Heritage Week in your community, visit: http://www.heritagebc.ca/events

Provincial heritage properties, Heritage Branch:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/celebrating-british-columbia/historic-places/provincial-heritage-properties

This year’s Heritage Week poster:
https://heritagebc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Heritage-Week-poster-2018_SELECTED-17×22.png

 

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