Vancouver celebrates winners of the Heritage Awards

Could 16 2023 –

Exceptional efforts to maintain and maintain our city’s cultural heritage were being identified past evening at the 2023 Vancouver Heritage Awards ceremony.

The Heritage Awards acknowledge and rejoice the unique aspects of heritage in Vancouver that are mirrored not only in historic buildings and locations, but also via intangible heritage and the self-expressed heritage of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh Nations, Urban Indigenous Peoples, and the many cultures that enrich our town. 

The Heritage Awards were presented for achievements in a few groups: 

Living Heritage – For assignments or initiatives that highlight the self-expressed heritage of Vancouver’s communities, or for projects that guidance reconciliation, cultural redress, or safeguarding or regeneration of dwelling heritage.

Superb Accomplishment: 

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  • Punjabi Market Revitalization 
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Honourees: 

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  • Coming Out Of Chaos – Karen Jamieson Dance
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  • Motanka Creations
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Heritage Conservation – For the restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive re-use or continued servicing of buildings, buildings, cultural landscapes or other purely natural features, including seismic or sustainability updates.

Excellent Accomplishment: 

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  • Hollywood Theatre, 3123 West Broadway 
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  • St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1012 Nelson Street 
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  • Sunshine Tower, 128 West Pender Street 
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Honourees: 

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  • BC Securities Making, 402 West Pender Street 
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  • Broadhurst & Whitaker Block, 3495 Industrial Street 
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  • Coulter House, 67 West 6th Avenue 
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  • Heritage Hall, 3102 Principal Road
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  • Mah Modern society of Canada Building, 137-139 East Pender Street 
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  • UNION, 851 Union Street 
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Instruction and Recognition – For the use of a publication, show, exercise, social media, or web page to encourage tangible or intangible heritage, or rejoice assorted cultures and histories

Exceptional Accomplishment: 

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  • Chinatown Storytelling Centre 
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Honourees:  

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  • Jewish Historic Strolling Tours 
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  • Mount Pleasurable Tales Historic Strolling Tours Guidebook Stroll 1: Mount Pleasant’s Heritage Heart 
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  • Vancouver Fruit Tree Histories and Communities 
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For extra aspects on the successful tasks, go to the Heritage Awards web site. 

The Heritage Awards had been adjudicated by an unbiased jury which involved three associates of the Vancouver Heritage Commission and two customers of the community. Jobs qualified for thought have to have been accomplished inside the previous six several years and not have previously obtained a Metropolis of Vancouver Heritage Award.

Background

The City of Vancouver oversees a in depth heritage program that operates to reinforce the policies and equipment accessible to support and defend tangible and intangible heritage. 

In March 2020, Metropolis Council authorised the new Vancouver Heritage System (5.8 MB), which expands the this means of heritage to firmly embrace cultural heritage and aid the self-expressed histories and heritage of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and Urban Indigenous Peoples. The Heritage Software also allows plan framework and setting up equipment to further combine heritage conservation in just citywide organizing and city progress procedures.