April 18th is International Day for Heritage Monuments and Sites, also familiarly known as World Heritage Day!
ICOMOS, the International Council for Monuments and Sites first proposed the celebration at the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1983. The goal of World Heritage Day is to celebrate the diversity of the world’s history and heritage, and raise public awareness of the efforts to protect and conserve it.
This year’s theme is “The Heritage of Sport”! In celebration, enjoy a few photos (courtesy of the Vancouver Archives) of some historic sports teams who played in our province.
Do you practice or play a sport? Why is it important to you? Or what (or whom) do you think is important to the history of sport in Canada? Share it today using the hashtags #worldheritageday and #heritagefair on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!