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Heritage Commission

This page was last reviewed on November 17, 2017.

2018 Meetings

The Heritage Commission normally meets the first Monday of each month at 5:45 p.m. View meeting agendas and minutes

January 2 (Tuesday)
February 5
March 5
April 3 (Tuesday, prior to Village Hall)
May 7
June 4
July 3 (Tuesday)
August 7 (Tuesday)
September 10
October 1
November 5
December 3

Terms of Reference

Cumberland’s Heritage Commission is tasked with

  • working with Village staff and consultants in the development of a heritage management plan for Council’s consideration. This plan will identify the goals and objectives for the conservation of the community’s heritage resources;
  • advising Council on matters referred to it by Council;
  • reviewing and making recommendations on development applications within any Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) or Heritage Revitalization Development Permit Areas through a referral form provided by Village staff;

View the Heritage Commission Bylaw and Terms of Reference.

Council has budgeted funds in 2016 to review and update its Heritage Management Plan. Council approved the Heritage Management Plan at the December 12, 2016 Council meeting. For more information, see the Heritage Management Plan page.


Council may appoint up to twelve members to the Commission which will meet monthly at least ten times a year.

Apply to be a member of the Heritage Commission.

The following individuals are members on the Commission:

  • Mike Tymchuk, chair
  • Gwyn Sproule, Councillor (Councillor Ketler, alternate)
  • Alan Ball
  • Gillian Brooks
  • Mary Kornelsen
  • Karen Webber
  • Paul Laronde

Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide

The BC Heritage Branch’s Heritage Conservation: A Community Guide provides general and specific information about heritage conservation legislation in British Columbia. General parts of this guide include information on planning for heritage conservation, new terms used in the legislation, principles of heritage conservation, highlights for local government, and a reference list of other recommended reading.

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