We are excited to announce that the Heiwa Garden Restoration Project was chosen as one of 68 recipients of the BC Heritage Infrastructure Funding.
Heritage BC joins the Province of British Columbia in announcing the results of the single largest funding program to support B.C.’s unique heritage infrastructure.
“Through this funding program, the Province not only provided the
largest one-time infusion of funds into the heritage sector, but it also recognized the importance and potential of heritage infrastructure and its place in our province’s economic picture.” (Paul Gravett – BC Heritage)
Funding will soon flow throughout the province to support projects in 68 communities including Atlin in the northern reaches of the province to Fernie in the southeast corner and to Port Alberni on the western side of Vancouver Island. The projects will ensure that, as a province, we retain and celebrate many aspects of the British Columbia’s history and community life, from Chinese association buildings and Japanese internment camps to well-used town halls and an abandoned historic mine.
The Japanese Garden Society will utilize the fund to restore some of the main structures such as the ceremonial gate, interpretive panel, benches and pathways.
The restoration work will begin in spring 2021.