Issued by the BC Government on: August 05, 2016
Dear Stakeholders, Japanese Canadian Community of British Columbia,
The Japanese Historic Places Recognition Program Advisory Committee is pleased to invite you to participate at the Information Session to seek your proactive participation in successful implementation of the Public Nomination process of historic places of importance to the Japanese Canadian community.
As you are aware, on July 7th 2016, Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness and the province’s first Japanese Canadian MLA, announced on behalf of the Provincial Government the Japanese Historic Places Recognition Program. The Program involves members of the public nominating sites for consideration from July 07 to September 09, 2016. Historic places of the highest significance will be considered for official recognition by the Government of B.C. and placed on the BC Register of Historic Places and the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
The Information Session provides opportunity for the community stakeholders to engage with the Advisory Committee members, Heritage BC staff and fellow community members to discuss the Nomination process of the historic sites that are important to the Japanese Canadian community in B.C. The Information Session is expected to address any questions and concerns community stakeholders may have about the Nomination process in order to seek a proactive community support.
Information Session Details
Date: Thursday August 18, 2016
Place: Nikkei National Museum, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC V5E 4M7
Light Refreshments will be provided. Japanese interpreters will be available at the Session.
Free Underground Parking at Nikkei National Museum.
RSVP by August 15, 2016 by 5:00 PM by Emailing: Madhavee.Inamdar@gov.bc.ca
The Japanese Historic Places Recognition Program Advisory Committee looks forward to your participation at the Information Session on August 18, 2016.
Information Session on Japanese Historic Places Recognition Program
Thursday August 18, 2016 4:00-6:00 PM
Ellipse Lobby, Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby BC V5E 4M7
4:00 PM: Welcome & Introduction – Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness
4:10 PM: Recognition Program Information
4:20 PM: Nomination Process Information
4:30 PM: Presentation: How to of Nomination- by Heritage BC Staff
4:45 PM: Questions and Answers with the Participants led by the Advisory Committee
5:45 PM: Concluding Remarks by the Advisory Committee Members
6:00 PM: Session Close