by Kelly Whiteside
The City of Nanaimo is beginning to review and update the Heritage Conservation Program, and they would like the public’s input regarding heritage values.
The purpose of the review is to collect input, create collaborative opportunities, explore the connection between Nanaimo’s heritage and culture, and update program initiatives that support community values and priorities.
On September 15, the Nanaimo Museum hosted an open house to field questions regarding the program. The public was invited to drop in, review the display boards and learn about the current heritage program, learn about the objectives of the update, and give input.
The next opportunity to give input is at Mine & Yours: Honouring Heritage in Nanaimo (Pecha Kucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 2). This event will take place at the Port Theatre from 7:30 to 10 PM. It is being facilitated by the Nanaimo Design Nerds. The cost of this event is $5, and registration is required. Register here.
In October, there will also be a Heritage Basic Workshop facilitated by Heritage BC to help educate and to receive more input.
The Nanaimo Heritage Strategy was completed in 1994, and a Heritage Action Plan was developed in 1998. It’s important to review and update the Action Plan periodically to reflect current priorities while identifying future opportunities. This will be the third review of the plan since it was conceived.