The Hbc Local History Grant Program is designed to assist applicants involved in history and heritage commemoration. Grants up to an amount of $1,000 are available to spark new initiatives that promote greater public awareness of Canadian history, particularly among young people.
A lot of this year's grants went to museum groups, but this one gives me hope, especially as it is local...
Michael Layland (Victoria, BC) A retired map maker, he has reached into the history of the Hbc Company to reproduce the original map of Victoria.
Maybe next year though; I have too much to do right now.