In what kind of shape is your ‘Stop of Interest?’

Heritage BC wants help to locate and visually assess the condition of the Stop of Interest signs found throughout British Columbia.

Heritage BC wants to give Central Okanagan residents the chance to shape what ‘Stop of Interest’ should look like to commemoratief historic people, places, and events.

There are many ways to participate in this process and prizes can be won.

Heritage BC wants help to locate and visually assess the condition of the Stop of Interest signs found throughout British Columbia.

Starting in 1958, Stop of Interest signs were erected across the province.

More than100 signs were erected from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Since that time, some of those signs have gone missing and some have been moved.

In partnership with the heritage branch of the province, Heritage BC is seeking public input to gauge the present location, condition and content of the Stop of Interest signs.

“I’ve seen many of these signs during my travels in B.C. and admit that some are in decline,” said local MLA Steve Thomson.

“I’m glad we are able to partner with Heritage BC to inventory and plan for next steps for formative signs.”

“This is a fun and educational way for family, friends and colleagues to learn more about British Columbia’s history and discover some of the interesting “Stops of Interest” in our province,” added Heritage BC executive director Kathryn Molloy.

“Send us your photos and notes about the Stop of Interest in your neighbourhood for a chance to win prizes.”

Are there stop of Interest signs near your community?

You can participate by taking pictures of the signs and the stop of interest they refer to, noting the location, then completing Heritage BC’s online form at heritagebc.ca/stops-of-interest-signs-condition-assessment-survey.

Forms can be submitted online until Dec. 18, 2015. The information submitted will be used to formulate a report for the Heritage Branch for the end of 2015.

You can also follow Heritage BC on Facebook and @HeritageBCanada on Instagram and Twitter and upload your Stop of Interest photos using the hashtag #bcstopsofinterest.

Online form submissions as well as social media submissions will be entered into a prize draw.