In 2022, Vancouver Heritage Foundation is celebrating thirty years of making an impact in the community by advancing the appreciation and conservation of our city’s heritage places and their stories.
Created as a charitable organization in 1992, the City of Vancouver Mayor and Councillors were VHF’s first Directors and remain Honorary Members today.
Since 1998, VHF has been governed by a private citizen Board comprised of up to 15 voting Directors and 3 non-voting members, who are appointed by Mayor & Council.
Each year, VHF hosts educational workshops, lecture series, walking tours, and special events; advances appreciation of Vancouver’s diverse heritage through the award–winning Places That Matter program; provides financial support to homeowners, non-profit building owners, teachers, and authors through a variety of grant programs; encourages the next generation of heritage enthusiasts through its Heritage in Schools program; and offers a wealth of practical and informative resources, including the popular True Colours Paint Palette, neighbourhood map guides, sustainability case studies, and energy retrofit guides.
On September 29th, Vancouver Heritage Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary with a fundraising gala held at Heritage Hall. Highlights from the evening’s festivities included:
Thank you to everyone who attended the event to support VHF’s wide array of public programming, special projects, and grant programs.
Guests at our 30th Anniversary Gala were treated to the premiere of VHF@30: A Future For Heritage, a short film that reflects on VHF’s legacy in the community and the vital contribution that heritage makes to a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community.
We encourage you to take a walk down memory lane with our founders and friends to learn about the impact VHF has made over the past thirty years. The film celebrates VHF’s impact and looks ahead to what the future has in store for us as we continue to advance the appreciation and conservation of our city’s heritage places and their stories.