This just out from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation:


Places That Matter

Marking 125 historic sites that matter to Vancouverites

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the city, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation is asking for the public’s help to indentify and mark 125 sites commemorating people, places and events that have shaped the city.

This grassroots, broad-based commemorative plaque project will focus on recognizing places, people and events that matter to Vancouverites and that have not been formally recognized by the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Plaque Program. Markers help to animate public spaces, create points of interaction for pedestrians, and provide education to locals and tourists.

From February 1st to March 15th, the public can nominate their favourite sites on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation website. In the middle of the nomination period, on Saturday, February 26th, the VHF will hold a nomination fair in the entrance concourse of the downtown Public Library. This event is a great opportunity to ask questions, view the sites nominated so far and add your own suggestion to the Vancouver map.

From March 16th, until April 6th (The City’s 125th birthday) the public will be able to vote, on the same website, for their favourite nominated sites.

More here – including site nomination form.

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