Took the opportunity last night to sit on a City of Kamloops heritage commission meeting last night. The commission advises council on heritage issues and advocates for protection of heritage buildings of significance.
Things that caught my interest included:
- projects to capture the history of Kamloops - through picture, stories, etc
- workshops that educate on how to take care of heritage homes and how to maintain house gardens in keeping with the era a home was designed.
- a request to name a city block after a prominent Kamloops historical family. Discussion ensued on criteria and setting precedents.
I am trying to get to city committees that I don't normally attend. It was a huge pleasure to attend the heritage commission meeting.
Thank you so much to attending our last commission meeting. It was wonderful to have you there and spread the word about the heritage preservation needs of our community. However, you were not able to provide any detailed information about the heritage workshop.
It is the third in a serires of workshops that the heritage commission is doing. It is called planning a heritage garden and will teach you how to match your garden's style to your home. It is June 1st 6:30 - 8:30pm at the Kamloops Museum. It will feature a brief lecture, a tour of a heritage garden and end at the Royal Victorian Tea house for drinks and dainties. The cost is $5 and you can register throught the parks and recreation department - City of Kamloops. www.kamloops.ca.
Hope to see you at the workshop!
Posted by: Anita Grover | May 18, 2006 at 11:00 AM
Thanks Anita for filling in some of the blanks in my post.
Posted by: Arjun Singh | May 18, 2006 at 04:57 PM