Surrey-area sites and people are a focus of British Columbia Historical Federation’s 2021 conference this spring.
The organization’s virtual three-day gathering, June 3-5, is hosted in partnership with Surrey Historical Society. Registration fees start at $25 for members, or $50 for non-members and guests, via bchistory.ca until May 31.
Online presentations include the histories of Surrey’s Francophone community (with Maurice Guibord) and RCMP (with Baltej Dhillon), a chat with Surrey’s former Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar, and “Adventures in Digital History” with Kyle Jackson.
Two “virtual field trips” are planned on June 3, including a Surrey Centre Cemetery tour with Sue Bryant and a closer look at the Peace Arch border monument with Barb Hynek, plus an “Electric Railway Tour” with Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society on June 4.