Buildings like the Leir House make up Penticton’s rich history and heritage. (Photo courtesy Penticton Arts Council)

Buildings like the Leir House make up Penticton’s rich history and heritage. (Photo courtesy Penticton Arts Council)

Penticton city seeks grant to expand heritage awareness

The city currently lists around 50 sites on its heritage registry

Penticton’s council wants people to know their city’s heritage.

Council agreed to seek a grant on behalf of the Heritage and Museum Committee from Heritage BC for a public awareness campaign.

The Penticton Heritage Registry contains around 50 sites, with some buildings dating back more than a century.

One of the aims of the campaign would be clear up misunderstandings in the public with heritage designations in the community.

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“Heritage sites are a connection to the past and provide a sense of history and continuity,” said Karen Collins, a member of the Heritage and Museum Advisory Committee. “They also tell the stories of who we are, what we have experienced as a community, in addition to functioning as landmarks and having significant aesthetic value.”

The City of Penticton’s Heritage Registry webpage includes a map of heritage locations throughout the city with information.

The Heritage and Museum Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for four vacancies. If you’re interested in applying, visit the Join a Council Committee page for details.

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