HERITAGE WEEK 2015 CELEBRATED IN CHILLIWACK Volunteers from Heritage Chilliwack Society were busy Sunday morning prepping their display of archival parade photos in the windows of the Royal Hotel for the start of Heritage Week that runs from Feb. 16th through 22nd this year. Parades have drawn residents of Chilliwack downtown for decades as a way to celebrate and to commemorate important community events. Keeping with this year’s Heritage Week theme “Main Street, At the Heart of the Community” Heritage Chilliwack Society encourages the public to view the archival parade photos in the windows of the Royal Hotel until Feb 22nd.
In addition to downtown parade images, courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum & Archives, are historical photographs of the Royal Engineers Band, displayed in the lobby of the hotel and on loan from CFB Chilliwack Historical Society’s Museum on Hocking Avenue. “Our Main Streets and traditional downtowns are a heritage worth celebrating. As venues for commerce, entertainment, worship, shopping and more, they speak volumes about a community’s social and economic history.” (Heritage Canada the National Trust)
Heritage Chilliwack is a volunteer run, community based initiative established to engage, advocate for and promote Chilliwack’s heritage. Incorporated in August 2014 Heritage Chilliwack Society’s first community project follows a successful inaugural meet & greet and task force meeting, both held in January where members signed up to work on heritage related projects.
Heritage Chilliwack welcomes new members. For more information please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or search for Heritage Chilliwack Society on Facebook