City to celebrate Heritage Week with Annual Heritage Summit on February 20

Heritage groups gather to share information

Summary

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, the City of Nanaimo will host the annual Heritage Summit at the Nanaimo Museum from 7 to 9 pm. The summit's purpose is to heighten heritage awareness in the community during Provincial Heritage Week (February 17-23), and to network with other local organizations interested in heritage issues. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The evening will include the following presentations and discussions:

  • Bringing the Past Into the Future - Enjoy a presentation by Ms. Christine Meutzner, Nanaimo Community Archivist focused on the theme of this year's Provincial Heritage week: "Bringing the Past Into the Future".

  • HBC era exhibit - Ms. Aimee Greenway, Nanaimo Museum Curator, will join us to provide a short presentation on the Museum's changes to its HBC Era exhibit.

  • Roundtable discussion - Culture and heritage groups in attendance will share their mandate, recent accomplishments and upcoming projects.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to communityplanning@nanaimo.ca or 250-755-4464 (prior to February 14, 2020).

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Key Points

  • The 2020 Heritage Summit will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Nanaimo Museum.
  • The Summit's purpose is to heighten heritage awareness in the community during Provincial Heritage Week.

Quotes

"One of the primary purposes of the Heritage Summit is to share information, and is therefore an excellent opportunity for local heritage groups to exchange information on their various projects and initiatives."

Community Heritage Planner
City of Nanaimo
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Contact:

Chris Sholberg
Community Heritage Planner
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4472
Main Office
Community Planning
City of Nanaimo
250-755-4464

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