February 18 – 24, 2019
Heritage Week offers a chance to explore heritage across BC and Canada. In 2019, the theme was “Heritage: The Tie That Binds”. Heritage in all its forms has the power to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. Gathering places like community places, religious buildings, public squares and parks, and traditional sites, as well as cultural objects such as artifacts, memorabilia and family items are tangible touchstones with the past that connect us to history and can serve as a base for engaged communities. Intangible heritage, which includes languages, food, traditional rituals, music, dance, storytelling and more, is at the heart of family and community.
*feature image courtesy roaming-the-planet.