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.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

COVID-19 cases identified in Kelowna, after public gatherings

Those who were downtown or at the waterfront from June 25 to July 6 maybe have been exposed to COVID-19.

COVID-19: Vernon Towne Cinema back in action!

Movie lovers rejoice, the historic theatre has reopened with safety protocols in place

Vernon shutterbugs capture rainbow

A rain event July 9 made way for a glorious sight

Fundraiser kicks off for Lake Country families displaced by house fire

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to raise $5K for those who lost everything in early morning blaze

Liberals push NDP for fall school reopening plan

Local Liberal MLA says NDP government committed to plan being unveiled before Aug. 4

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

VIDEO: Vancouver Island cat missing 18 months reunited with family

Blue the cat found at Victoria museum 17 kilometres from home

VIDEO: Alberta man rescues baby eagle believed to be drowning in East Kootenay lake

Brett Bacon was boating on a lake in Windermere when he spotted the baby eagle struggling in the water

Summerland Blossom Youth Ambassador Program to hold coronation

Event will be held by video as a result of COVID-19 precautions

Pooch abandoned at Penticton doggy daycare suffered from oral disease

A fundraiser for Okie held by the BC SPCA surpassed its goal of $1,700

Couple shaken up after homophobic encounter at Kelowna mall

‘We’re not in the States; we’re not in some little hick town; we’re in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. And it still happens’

Summerland to allow in-person attendance at July 13 council meetings

Two meetings will be held at Summerland Arena Banquet Room to accommodate public

Rescued hawk returned to Lumby skies

A rehabilitated Swainson’s hawk was returned to its Rawlings Lake habitat

Conservationists raise concerns over state of care for grizzly cubs transferred to B.C. zoo

‘Let them be assessed now before their fate is sealed,’ urges B.C. conservationist Barb Murray

Most Read