CALENDAR

12:00 pm
Free Walking Tour: “Modern City” Guided by architectural historian Martin Segger Meet in the Rotunda at 1515 Douglas Street at 12pm
12:00 pm
Free Walking Tour: “Modern City” Guided by architectural historian Martin Segger Meet in the Rotunda at 1515 Douglas Street at 12pm
7:00 pm
Public Panel Discussion at 1515 Douglas Street “The Future of Victoria’s Modernist Legacy” Panelists: Chris Gower, Steve Barber, Pam Madoff, Franc D’Ambrosio Moderator: Martin Segger
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm
The Oak Bay Heritage Foundation Presents : Architecture Scavenger Hunt Join us for a free family event for all ages. Saturday July 20 =1:00-3:00pm Oak Bay Municipal Hall     (Front Lawn) Prizes & Refreshments Please …

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Oak Bay Municipal Hall
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Music Food and Swimming in the warm, clean Gorge!
Bamfield Park Waterfront
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1:00 pm
Ross Bay Villa
Jul 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join us for Archaeology Day at Point Ellice House. Sunday July 28th from Noon to 4 pm. House Tours by donation.  
Point Ellice House
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
At 7:30 pm on Monday, September 9th, the Hallmark Heritage Society will hold its Annual General Meeting featuring guest speaker. Eric Tomlinson. Eric is a retired member of the B.C. Bar and is well-known among …

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Craigflower Schoolhouse
2:00 pm
All events take place in the Newcombe Conference Hall at the Royal BC Museum and start at 2:00pm.  Admission is free for FBCA members, $5 for non-members   Against the Current: The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron …

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Newcombe Conference Hall - Royal BC Museum
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
In 1923 Emily Carr went to a Victoria Pet Store and bought a young Javanese macaque. For the next fteen years, the monkey, named Woo, formed a bond with Carr that proved crucial to her …

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James Bay New Horizons
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
A General Meeting of the Hallmark Heritage Society. Guest speaker will be Ken Johnson telling us the interesting story of the “Caffree” boys who were the well -publicized juvenile delinquents of the 1890s. Over a …

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Craigflower Schoolhouse
2:00 pm
All events take place in the Newcombe Conference Hall at the Royal BC Museum and start at 2:00pm.  Admission is free for FBCA members, $5 for non-members Behind the Scenes at the Provincial Archives: The Women Who Did …

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Newcombe Conference Hall - Royal BC Museum
7:30 pm
Using extensive research, this presentation will tell what rum running was all about on the West Coast. In BC it was relatively civilized, nevertheless the business was associated with the odd shootout, hijacking and even …

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James Bay New Horizons
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Join local Conservation Engineer John Dam as he takes us through the countryside of historic South West England. John spent a year studying heritage conservation at the University of Bath and has an excellent knowledge …

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Craigflower Schoolhouse
7:30 pm
PROGRAMME  In Search of Woo: Monkey, Muse, Mystery Grant Hayter-Menzies  In 1923 Emily Carr went to a Victoria Pet Store and bought a young Javanese macaque. For the next fteen years, the monkey, named Woo, …

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James Bay New Horizons Centre
5:04 pm
Early colonial settlement in Victoria corresponded with the popularity of Charles Dickens, and the beginning of many modern English Christmas traditions. Kate shows how these cultural threads affected Victoria and how D.W. Higgins, of the …

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7:30 pm
Please join us as Heritage Consultant and Author Helen Edwards presents ” Pro Hockey in Victoria; The Teams, The Players The Buildings”, revealing the details of Canada’s favorite sport and it’s beginnings in Victoria. Helen …

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Craigflower Schoolhouse
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
2:00 pm
The York Factory Express Journals Guest Speaker: Nancy Marguerite Anderson The York Factory Express was a 5,400-mile long journey from Fort Vancouver to Hudson Bay made by employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company, including Canadiens …

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Newcombe Conference Hall,
7:30 pm
From his base at Spences Bridge, James Teit (1864- 1922) spent four decades helping BC’s Indigenous people challenge the settler-colonial assault on their lives and lands. This talk highlights his remarkable anthropological and political activist …

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James Bay New Horizons Centre
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
7:30 pm
Who was Amor De Cosmos? How did he appear suddenly upon the landscape of Gold Rush Victoria in the Spring of 1858? What events in his past shaped his politics and his future? Come and …

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Craigflower Schoolhouse
2:00 pm
Admission is free for FBCA members, $5 for non-members Guest Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Swainger​​ During the early nineteenth century, the community of Prince George was anxious to differentiate between the “old” Cariboo and a “new” …

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Royal BC Museum - Newcombe Conference Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
7:00 pm
Council Chamber - Victoria City Hall
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
At 6 pm on Monday, February 24th, there will be a public hearing before the Oak Bay Council regarding the proposed  Heritage Conservation Area. A heritage conservation area (“HCA”) is: a and/or , identified for …

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Oak Bay City Hall
7:30 pm
Anything But Peaceful: Victoria And Esquimalt In The Aftermath Of V-J Day David Zimmerman The Second World War dramatically affected Canadian port cities. The months after V-J day, in 1945, were not peaceful and orderly …

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James Bay New Horizons
2:00 pm
Admission is free for FBCA members, $5 for non-members Guest Speaker: Jennifer L. Butler Telegraph Cove, on northern Vancouver Island, started as a telegraph line-shack in 1912. Jennifer L. Butler’s presentation explores the culturally diverse …

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Royal BC Museum - Newcombe Conference Hall
7:30 pm
Invisible Generations: Living Between Indigenous and White in the Fraser Valley Jean Barman Jean Barman explores the prejudice people of mixed Indigenous and white descent faced, with a focus on her good friend Irene Kelleher. …

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James Bay New Horizons
7:30 pm
Myths and Omissions: A Textbook History of British Columbia Pia Russell Through an exploration of textbooks used in BC schools (1871-1921), this talk explores the common myths and omissions included in these early historical narratives …

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James Bat New Horizons
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
The Hallmark Society honours outstanding achievement in the field of heritage preservation, conservation, restoration, and advocacy at the Annual Awards Night which is held on the first Tuesday of May each year. At this ceremony, …

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St Ann's Academy Auditorium
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
9:00 am
South Vancouver Island Student Heritage Fair A Heritage Fair is a nation-wide, educational initiative that encourages the exploration of Canadian heritage in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Fairs bring together schools, communities and more than …

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Royal B.C. Museum
7:30 pm
Dunmora: The Story of a Heritage Manor House on Vancouver Island Valerie Green Step back in time and listen to the walls talk as Valerie Green describes a totally different world through almost ten decades …

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James Bay New Horizons