In addition to our advocacy work, North Shore Heritage organizes public workshops and presentations throughout the year. We also make presentations to school groups, take part in Community Day events and publish an annual Trades Directory.
Highlights of our activities in 2016 include the following:
Hosted a very well attended Workshop on Heritage Home Conservation to promote the retention of heritage homes through Heritage Revitalization Agreements.
Submitted letters of support and spoke at many Public Hearings in all three North Shore municipalities regarding proposed developments to heritage properties
Met with the staff of the Lions Gate Hospital and Vancouver Coastal Health to lobby for the preservation of the entrance steps and surrounding façade of the North Vancouver General Hospital, now known as the Activation Building.
Liaised with staff in West Vancouver with a focus on reinstating their Heritage Advisory Commission, helping to save the Silk Purse building from demolition and also provided volunteers for the DWV Museum’s West Coast Modern Home Tour.
Our plans for 2017 include:
The launch of our new and improved website.
Consulting with, and supporting homeowners who wish to retain heritage homes through various development efforts.
Offering a number of various educational seminars for heritage homeowners.
Hosting our Christmas Party, and new this year, an Ice Cream Social !