Old School courses teach homeowners and professionals skills and knowledge for the care and maintenance of older buildings. Courses can include topics such as best practices for researching the history of a building, how to manage a heritage project from start to finish, a thorough introduction to heritage conservation, and wood windows repair and maintenance.
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Fall 2017 Old School courses
Presenting Your Heritage Project to Planning: Or 10 Things You Should Never Say to a Planner
Tuesday October 17th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
1 Athletes Way, Creekside Community Centre, Meeting Room 2
Register here: $30
Learn from Heritage Consultant and Planner, Julie Schueck, how to successfully take your heritage project to the City Planning Department and get your plans approved. You will gain helpful tips and information about what to prepare, questions to ask before applying to the city and how to make your application more successful.
Researching the History of a Building: Vancouver Archives
Tuesday November 14th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street
Register here: $20
Learn essential tips and tricks for researching the history of a building, with Historian and Author, John Atkin, using a Strathcona home as a case study. Followed by a tour through the City of Vancouver Archives holdings and resources with one of the archivists.
Neighbourhood Zoning Walk: Kitsilano
Saturday November 25th, 1pm – 3pm
Register here: $30
Learn how Kitsilano’s strong heritage character is being preserved using zoning bylaws. Join historian and author, John Atkin, for a rain or shine walk through the area with stops at key sites. This walk is part of the Old School program, with a focus on the regulatory environment and how it impacts heritage. Please note the meeting point will be provided to registrants.
Learn how to prepare your house for winter as well as the annual maintenance that will improve your comfort and keep your home in good repair. More details to come.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS
All workshops qualify for Professional Development Credits: most qualify for Core Learning Units. 1 Credit is assigned for each hour of instructor time. Our courses are recognized by AIBC, PIBC, BCAAIC, BCSLA, IDIBC and BOABC. Shorter courses like Researching qualify for 2 Core LUs. All Professional Development Credits except AIBC are self reporting – talk to your professional body to inquire how to register your attendance.
Earn a Certificate in Heritage Conservation by taking 18 units worth of courses. Download more information about requirements for the Certificate here.
Old School Courses for Building Conservation won a 2009 City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Merit. Sign up and see why!