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Regional District adopts Heritage Plan

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September 20, 2015 - 11:51 AM

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) is pleased to announce that the Regional Heritage Strategic Plan (RHSP) was adopted by the Regional District Board of Directors at the September 17, 2015 Board Meeting. In late 2013, the Board retained consultants from Denise Cook Design to identify existing heritage sites and values throughout the region.

The comprehensive plan incorporates valuable input from a regional Working Group, extensive public consultation and contributions from local heritage experts and societies.

Based on the objectives of the RHSP, an implementation strategy was developed outlining actions to achieve the goals of a heritage conservation service in the region. The recommendations include major action items intended to be carried out in Year 1 (2016) to build a foundation for heritage conservation and promotion throughout the region. The implementation in Year 1 emphasizes the creation of the regional service, the formation of the Regional Heritage Committee and adding several sites to the heritage register.

“The Regional District Board of Directors would like to thank the Regional Working Group, heritage experts and members of the public who provided invaluable input throughout the process”, stated Chair Pendergraft.

Historic places are educational resources that help people understand and appreciate architecture, technology, art and culture. As repositories of local history, historic places also help us understand our own communities and remind us of our responsibilities to past and future generations. The Regional Heritage Strategic Plan is a huge step forward for heritage conservation within the Region.

Projects like these help the RDOS to foster dynamic and effective community relationships, while also meeting public needs through the development and implementation of key services.

The Regional Heritage Strategic Plan can be viewed on our website.

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