Support for this project generously provided by:
Greetings and Support for the Project
- Video greeting for all consultations from the prime minister of Canada
- Letters for the Abbotsford and Prince George consultations from the former premier of British Columbia
- Video greeting for all consultations from the former premier of British Columbia
- Video greeting from the member of parliament for Cariboo-Prince George
The Royal BC Museum is committed to preserving, exploring and sharing BC histories through diverse intercultural perspectives. Meaningful community engagement is an important way to explore such perspectives.
The first consultation for the PCLP was held at the Royal BC Museum on November 21, 2015. We asked members of the Punjabi community for their feedback on parts of the Modern History gallery. You can find more details about this event here.
In 2016, we held seven community consultations in BC–two in the Lower Mainland and one each in northern BC, in the Okanagan, in the Kootenays, in the Fraser Valley and on Vancouver Island. The project brought together BC Punjabi community associations and individuals and sought their input on the best approaches to initiating this community legacy project locally and provincially.
Communities, local host partners and other organizations and institutions were asked three questions:
- What significant stories best convey the Punjabi legacy in BC?
- What collections are important to future generations?
- How should we make Punjabi history available to the general community?
We give special thanks to all the communities, institutions and dignitaries who participated in the consultation process and provided valuable feedback. Our special thanks also go to the hosts, listed below, who worked with us to make these consultations possible.
The consultation reports from each location are available here:
|Abbotsford||June 27, 2016||The Reach Gallery Museum||View Report|
|Prince George||June 28, 2016||The Central BC Railway and Forestry Museum||View Report|
|Vancouver||September 16, 2016||The David See Chai Lam Centre for International Communication at Simon Fraser University||View Report|
|Surrey||September 18, 2016||The Surrey Museum||View Report|
|Golden||October 15, 2016||The Golden Museum and Archives||View Report|
|Kelowna||November 5, 2016||The Kelowna Museums Society||View Report|
|Duncan||November 19, 2016||The Cowichan Valley Museum and Archives||View Report|