Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Call for Applications to Participate in Doors Open St. John’s, Sept. 25th & 26th, 2010

Doors Open St. John’s is looking for your input as they offer the public a once-a-year chance to fully explore St. John’s from the ground up! Doors Open St. John’s offers the public an opportunity to explore buildings and spaces- many of which are not normally open to the public. Participants tour buildings, and experience the past and present life of the building not usually accessible to the public. All doors open events are delivered at no charge to visitors.

Doors Open St. John’s is seeking sites and buildings that celebrate the City’s rich architectural and cultural history. Buildings or sites that can offer a unique user experience – where visitors can witness (or join in) with the past or present use of the building – are favoured. These may include commercial and industrial buildings, museums, cemeteries, schools, factories, private homes, hotels, government buildings, historical sites, private galleries, or others. Gardens and natural heritage sites are also eligible.

Doors Open St. John’s is about reflecting on the past and present and making that vital link between people, buildings, stories, and natural landscapes. Buildings, whether modern or old, reinforce community identity and pride. They turn "space" into "place." If you know of a building or a site that would be a great place to include in the Doors Open St. John’s program, go to www.doorsopendays.com and download a Building/Site Application Form, or call Kristine at 739-1892, ext. 3. Deadline for applications is August 6, 2010.

Doors Open St. John’s is scheduled for September 25th and 26th, 2010. Over 23,000 people participated in this event last year.

If you would like more information please call Kristine Nolte at 709-739-1892 ext. 3, or email Kristine at doorsopenstjohns@gmail.com.

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