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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 »

Alberta Votes: The Heritage Agenda

UPDATE! The responses are in. Of the four parties that received our Provincial Election Survey on Heritage, only the Alberta NDP and the United Conservative Party responded. The Alberta Liberals and the Alberta Party did not respond by the deadline. We’ve linked their responses below: Alberta NDP United Conservative Party While we were happy to… Read more »

Help us fund heritage for the future

Dear friends,   The Edmonton Heritage Council connects citizens with the stories of our city. Our commitment is to provide leadership, support, and programs to help Edmontonians research, preserve, interpret, and advocate for their shared and diverse heritage. As a not-for-profit society, the majority of our annual funding comes from the City of Edmonton.  … 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 »

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  Today we recognize the fundamental importance, contributions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in the cultural fabric of Canada. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to the work that needs to be done to address the difficult legacy of our shared past. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996… Read more »

Reflections from Edmonton’s Fourth Historian Laureate

As the deadline for nominations for the next – and fifth – Historian Laureate approaches, we caught up with outgoing Historian Laureate, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, to reflect on his term as Edmonton’s official ambassador for all things historical. Chris was appointed the City’s fourth Historian Laureate in 2016, succeeding Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail. Your appointment as Historian… Read more »