War memorials info sought

Heritage BC is seeking public input for a war memorials and monuments project commemorating Canada’s contributions

Heritage BC is seeking public input for a war memorials and monuments project commemorating Canada’s contribution in the two World Wars from a B.C. perspective.

“Heritage BC is a charitable, non-profit supporting heritage conservation in British Columbia through education, awareness, training and funding of heritage conservation projects,” Kathryn Molloy, executive director, said. “Our goal is to engage British Columbians of all ages to identify war monuments and memorials and help us build a wonderful education tool of an interactive online map.”

The map will include the name, location, descriptions, photographs, videos, and other information about the World War monuments and memorials in communities across British Columbia.

War monuments and memorials in B.C. range from community cenotaphs, to more modest commemorative plaques. In some communities memorials take the form of park gates or whole buildings.

Submissions to the project can be made through Heritage BC’s website until 5 p.m. March 1, 2016.

For more information and to provide input visit: http://heritagebc.ca/war-memorials-in-bc.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Smithers woman awarded $55K in RCMP excessive force suit

Irene Joseph alleged false arrest and assault and battery related to a 2014 incident in Smithers

Flooding highly unlikely this year throughout Skeena watershed

Region’s snowpack among lowest in the province

Why I will relay

Wings of fight

The outside COVID-19 wave

Workers wave hello to being outside

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Oak Bay man stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Most Read