Posts Categorized: Success Stories

Investing in our Heritage: The Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library

On a particularly cold January day, I’m greeted with two smiles and a hot cup of tea. As I settle into conversation with Lai Chu Kong and Wai Ling Lennon, two members of the Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library, their sense of pride in the library, and its responsibility for preserving the cultural heritage of Chinese… Read more »

Our reflections on 2018 and the future of Edmonton’s heritage

Dear friends, As we close out another year and enjoy a well-earned holiday break, we take stock of the year that was. Over the last twelve months the Edmonton Heritage Council has worked on our mandate to lead in advancing the City of Edmonton’s cultural plan The Art of Living: A Plan for Securing the… Read more »

Meet The Latest HCIP Recipients!

The Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city. The Project Accelerator Grant… Read more »

Meet the latest HCIP recipients!

The Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city. The Project Accelerator Grant… Read more »

Meet Your 2018 HCIP Recipients

The Heritage Community Investment Program invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city.  For more information on the… Read more »

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, May 2017

On Tuesday, May 30th, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s latest recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s first quarter cycle. Thank you to all of the applicants and hard working community organizations for their creative efforts to connect Edmontonians with the stories of their city. Here are the summaries of 20 new… Read more »

Catching Up with the YEG Tales Project

What do you get when you combine two historians, an artist, and many local communities? YEG Tales! Supported by a ECAMP Partnership Demonstration micro-grant, the YEG Tales team met with numerous local cultural groups, connecting over their stories and reproducing them in comic book form! We spoke with historian Leslie Holmes about what they learned about art, story, and… Read more »

Catching Up with the Silver Skate Festival’s Heritage Village Project

Beginning with 2016’s edition of Silver Skate,  festival-goers have enjoyed a new heritage experience down in Hawrelak. The Heritage Village Project created three Indigenous winter experiences including a winter hunting camp, a Métis camp and a winter tipi, allowing Silver Skate to build community around sharing Indigenous stories with Edmontonians. We caught up with Creative Director Ritchie Velthuis to find… Read more »

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, January 2017

On Monday, January 23rd, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s 2017 run. From new published books and online exhibits to oral histories and artistic celebrations, here are 16 examples of the great heritage work currently happening in our city. Here are the summaries of 16 new projects and existing… Read more »

Catching Up: FAVA’s Collections Preservation Project

In 2016, the Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) began a project to transfer more than three decades’ worth of Alberta media art created by its members to modern digital media. The originals will live on in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, while FAVA uses the digital copies to more widely share their members’ art… Read more »

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