Deciding BC’s Future: Electoral Reform and BC Arts Council Budget

Our municipal elections may be all done, but there are still more opportunities to take action and shape political priorities in BC. Before the end of the month, BC will vote on the electoral reform referendum. Residence must now decide if they want to keep the First Past the Post system, or change to a […]

Staff changes at BC Arts Council

Last week, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture announced several staff changes at the BC Arts Council, as reported by the BC Alliance for Arts and Culture. After working as the executive director of the BC Arts Council since 2009, Gillian Wood is stepping out of her role in the public service. Kim Reid […]

Chase and District Museum and Archives Society

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights    Chase and District Museum and Archives Society Together We Are Stronger: Relocation of CPR Engine Bell Funding Received: $15,000 The Chase Museum worked together with local First Nations to install a CPR engine bell on a cairn in front of the Museum – the artefact represents […]

BC municipal elections: Get ready to vote!

On October 20, BC residents will once again take to the polls to decide on our municipal government and our province’s future. While voters will have their own priorities and candidates in mind, we encourage our members to be aware of the arts-related issues important to them. Supporting the arts and museum sector may not […]

BC Farm Museum Association in Fort Langley

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights BC Farm Museum Association, Fort Langley Project: Ventilation System Replacement Funding Received: $8,000 The BC Farm Museum’s purchase and installation of a new ventilation system directly benefited the health and safety of the 40+ volunteers who spend time in the workshop restoring and repairing priceless artifacts from […]

Northern Trails Historical Society

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Northern Trails Historical Society Project: “Emergence” – Public Art Sculpture Funding Received: $20,000 A Caterpillar Trencher used in the building of the Alaska Highway has been transformed into a public art sculpture, titled “Emergence”. Emergence seeks to reflect the history of the Peace-Liard’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous people […]

Golden & District Historical Society

BC | Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Golden & District Historical Society Project: Stop the Rot and End the Rain Funding Received: $36,000 Stop the Rot and End the Rain was the name of The Golden & District Historical Society’s project to replace the roof on the 1904 CPR railway station in Golden. Golden […]

Salmon Arm Museum & Heritage Association

Yale and District Historical Society Salmon Arm Museum & Heritage Association Project: Montebello Museum Funding Received: $75,000 The new Montebello Museum will be the focal point for the RJ Haney Heritage Village and Museum which is the municipal museum for the Salmon Arm area. The new building provides greatly expanded museum space for decades to […]

Yale and District Historical Society

BC / Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Yale and District Historical Society Project: Ward House Property Revitalization Funding Received: $23,000 The BC | Canada 150 grant program supported the installation of a small commercial kitchen, bathroom, fire and alarm systems to allow and expand public use of a large storage structure on the Ward […]

Fort Nelson Heritage Museum

BC / Canada 150 Grant Recipient Project Highlights Fort Nelson Heritage Museum Project: Museum log restoration Funding Received: $11,000 The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is in a highly visible location on the Alaska Highway directly across from the community Recreation Centre. The log building that houses the museum required cleaning and re-staining and the completed […]