Heritage explored at ‘Building Bridges’ conference in Cloverdale

CLOVERDALE — Heritage buffs from around B.C. will be here for a two-day conference this weekend.

The annual "Building Bridges" event, held on Sept. 26 and 27, will include interactive workshops, walking tours, a heritage marketplace and a "Night at the Races" awards gala at Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino.

Heritage conservation, cultural tourism, sustainability, community engagement, education and training are some of the topics to be explored at the conference, hosted by Heritage BC.

"After several years of small, scaled-back conferences," stated the organization’s president, Janice Henry, "the 2014 Heritage BC conference makes a return to a robust format with lots of opportunities for learning, sharing and meeting with colleagues from across the province. I encourage all of you to attend as together we work to secure the future of British Columbia’s rich history."

The event’s keynote speaker (at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26) is Maged Senbel, an expert in sustainable urban design.

For complete conference details, visit Heritagebc.ca.

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