Heritage Preservation

$14.5 Million

The Heritage package totals $14.5Million. This total was arrived at by surveying and aggregating funding needs for the establishment and maintenance of important community heritage sites in BC.

$10 Million BC Heritage Sites Fund will include the further project planning of: Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge; Surrey; Hastings Park; Miyazaki House; VJLS; Powell Street; Nanaimo; Cumberland; four Gulf Islands; Ucluelet; Prince Rupert; gardens & cemeteries. In addition to large projects, a second tier of smaller heritage sites projects will be considered for funding. Project guidelines and planning documents will be developed through February 2023.

$3.5 Million fund for the NNMCC’s Digital Database Hub and Heritage Portal, which will benefit Japanese Canadians across Canada, will be initiated in the next two months.

$1 Million fund to the Village of New Denver for maintenance and operations of the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre will be initiated in the next two months.

Japanese Canadian Legacies are initiatives that honour our elders past and present. We are grateful to be doing this work on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish peoples.