About this SIG This Special Interest Group is sponsored by the Hallmark Society, 660 Michigan Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4Y7. Telephone/fax 382-4755. The Society was formed in 1973 by a group of 7 citizens who had banded together to try to save the Wilson House (the Parrot House) from demolition. Unfortunately, the battle to save the building was lost, but the Hallmark Society emerged as a positive result of the struggle. The original mandate was to encourage the preservation of heritage buildings in the Capital Regional District. We have now extended our mandate to include natural, cultural and horticultural landmarks. We advocate the preservation, restoration and conservation of heritage and work towards an public awareness and understanding of heritage. The Executive and several volunteer committees carry out the work of the Society including Heritage building and landscape inventory and research, bus and walking tours, restoration consultation, publications, researching heritage legislation, quarterly newsletter, annual awards ceremony and participation in conferences related to heritage matters. We also publish a Trades Services and Products List on which are listed tradesmen, product suppliers and service personnel who have been used and are recommended by our membership.