British Columbia’s heritage sector believes heritage is broad and encompassing, describing the “tangible and intangible record of the human imprint on the world.” It is our culture. It is our environment. It is how we connect to place, space, and each other. It is alive with stories.
Heritage is buildings and artifacts, as well as traditions and knowledge. It is found in museums, archives, and historic sites, but it is also found in the land, water, and air. It is what we see and what we can no longer see, but still hold in memory.
British Columbia’s heritage sector employs 4,400 people, engages 45 million visitors annually, and brings nearly $250 million to our economy each year. It ensures that millions of irreplaceable artifacts, documents, and pieces of living culture can continue to be vital parts of our communities and traditions.
Heritage is not fixed in the past, but it is also found in our present, describing who we were and how we are, as well as who we might be in the future.
The BC Historical Federation, Heritage BC, BC Museums Association, Archives Association of BC and the Friends of the BC Archives have teamed up to create a survey for candidates.
Encourage your local candidates to complete the survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GV8GBP