The Heritage Fairs program will play an important part in Heritage BC’s annual conference in Victoria, May 4-6. The conference title asks participants to imagine futures. So it is fitting that it should feature the BCHFS that has amongst its core principles encouraging “young people to see history around them” and “forging connections between youth and community”.
BCHFS president Britney Quail with Tania Muir of the University of Victoria will lead the workshop entitled ” Heritage in the Hands of the Next Generation”. The workshop will ask, “How do we involve young people in heritage today? And how do we understand their motivations, appreciate their ideas, and learn from their perspectives? We start by asking them, and then we listen.”
Conference participants will have the opportunity to visit Victoria’s Regional Heritage Fair at the Royal BC Museum on May 5. Young Citizens videos that focus on place-based history will also be part of the program.