Heritage BC Conference in Rossland: What's Happening When

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September 16th, 2015

Discounted Registration and Free Talks and Tours for Rosslanders at the Heritage BC Annual Conference 2015!

Heritage BC, a not-for-profit, charitable organization invites the people of Rossland and the surrounding areas to attend their 2015 Annual Conference and Friday night social at a discounted rate and invites you to register for the free talk and tours available.

There is a free talk at the Museum on Thursday evening, October 1, at the Museum, stating at 7:00 pm.  Mark Forsythe, an author and retired CBC broadcaster, will speak on “How I Caught the Heritage Bug.”  If you would like to attend, please register for the talk– there is no charge.  For a schedule of events, and links to registration, click here.

Come learn how to create a dynamic downtown by refreshing and renewing your revitalization strategies to optimize tourism opportunities and sustainability practices at “The Main Thing – Memories of Main Street” Conference in Rossland this October 1-3.

The “Rosslander Rate” for full conference registration is only $150. That is a saving of up to $50!

In addition to these savings, Heritage BC is offering the “Rosslander Rate” for the conference social on October 2. For just $40 ($10 discount), you can enjoy a gold-rush themed ‘Prospector’s Dinner’ at the Rossland Miners’ Hall. You don’t have to attend the full conference to enjoy this fun evening. Meet heritage professionals and enthusiasts at the heritage speed meet, dine on delicious saloon-inspired food plus one free drink ticket, and enjoy entertainment from by Can Can troupe the Boomtown Garter Girls and dance to the Golden City Fiddlers.

Besides the  free talk with retired CBC broadcaster and author Mark Forsythe at Rossland Museum on Thursday October 1, there are free walking tours throughout Rossland and Trail taking place on the afternoon of Saturday October 3.

Heritage BC Annual Conference 2015 Walking Tours:

Heritage walking tour of downtown Rossland
1:15  pm

The 1-hour walking tour highlights the history and architecture of Rossland’s gold mining era. You will see how both fire and prosperity have shaped the little mountain town. By 1898 Rossland had 40 hotels, 5 churches, 4 breweries, 3 banks, and a hospital. Many of these buildings and their stories survive to this day. Departing from the Rossland Miners’ Hall.

A Tour of Trail’s Rock Walls
1:15  pm

A tour of Trail’s famous rock walls reflecting the city’s great Italian heritage. Join your fellow heritage enthusiasts on this tour by carpool, guided by Eileen Truant Pedersen, author of Set in Stone: A History of Trail’s Rock Walls. Carpooling required. Meet at Miners’ Hall to follow Eileen by car to Trail.

Tour of Rossland Museum
3:00  pm
A 1 hour guided tour exploring Rossland’s Boomtown days with stories of how Rossland’s tenacious locals turned rocks to riches. Explore the city’s mining past to it’s present day as a international ski destination built on the site of an ancient volcano. Meet at the Museum.

The free talks and tours are open to everyone, not just those attending the whole conference. Advance registration is required at: http://www.heritagebc.ca/events/annual-conference-registration/conference:

Find out more at www.heritagebc.ca or call 1.855.349.7243



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