Monday, April 3, 2017

BC | Canada 150 Grants announced

Courtesy of the Government of BC:

More than 220 projects in 150 communities throughout British Columbia are receiving a total of $7.6 million in B.C. | Canada 150 grants, Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale announced today at the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society on behalf of Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Peter Fassbender.

Administered by the BC Museums Association and supported by Heritage BC with funding provided by the Government of British Columbia, the B.C. | Canada 150 program was launched to mark the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation by recognizing B.C. communities and their contributions to the nation. Projects funded through the program will create meaningful legacies that honour the province’s unique and diverse histories, culture and heritage.

Among the recipients, the Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society is receiving $50,000 for the restoration and rehabilitation of the mechanical components of the Royal ‘Connaught’ interurban car.

Other provincial funded projects include:

$50,000 for Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre on Quadra Island for their g^elakasdax^la lilkila'e Welcome Everyone Project to commission a new set of three Welcome Poles to be placed in Quathiaski Cove at the Ferry Terminal and Marina.
$100,000 for the Creating Homefulness Society/Woodwynn Farms in Brentwood Bay to repair and restore its East Barn to ensure the heritage-designated building upholds the integrity of the cultural landscape and continues to be used year-round within the therapeutic Woodwynn community.
$1,500 for Rosswood Community Association for installation of a sign along the Nisga'a Highway outlining the history of the community of Rosswood and Kitsumkalum Lake.
$20,000 for the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens’ Association for research at Libraries and Archives Canada to uncover records of Japanese-Canadian detainees of Hastings Park in Vancouver from 1942 to 1943, and provide public access to this information.

These one-time grants of up to $100,000 are awarded to organizations responsible for a museum, archive or historic place, including not-for-profit organizations, First Nations Band Councils, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, local governments and post-secondary institutions.

The Hon. Stephanie Cadieux, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale for the Hon. Peter Fassbender, BC's Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development said:

“Landmark anniversaries provide an opportunity to honour our past, reflect on our present and plan for our future. Thanks to B.C. | Canada 150 funding, cultural organizations throughout the province are undertaking an impressive range of projects that recognize our diverse cultures and rich histories. We congratulate the recipients and recognize the countless volunteers who contribute their time and talents, day in and day out, to supporting the success of these organizations.”

Projects approved in the Cariboo-Chilcotin:

100 Mile House -- $25,000 for 108 Heritage Site, Conserving our Site; given to 100 Mile & District Historical Society & $20,000 given to the District of 100 Mile House for
Martin Exeter Hall Upgrade Project

Lac La Hache - $9,500 given to Lac la Hache Historical Society for Felker Historic Homestead Safety & Access Upgrades

Williams Lake -- $18,800 given to Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society for Construction of New Shed for Historic Tractor and $30,000 given to Potato House Sustainable Community Society for A Potato House from the Past with a Plan for the Future

Quesnel -- $50,000 given to Quesnel & District Museum and Archives for Quesnel Museum Renovation; $50,000 given to Nazko First Nations for Nazko Church Restoration and $14,000 given to Quesnel and District Heritage Association for Quincy Coach Restoration

Wells -- $20,000 given to Wells Historical Society for Wells Museum On-line Accessibility Project

Barkerville -- $25,000 given to Barkerville Historic Town and Park for Oylin Fangkou/Chow Association Building Reconstruction & $5,000 given to Friends of Barkerville & Cariboo Goldfields Historical Society for Stanley Cemetery Information Kiosk

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