Our Youth Heritage Forum 2015 starts tomorrow, and we'll be live tweeting the event. You can follow along using the hashtag #YHF2015, and follow our @ICH_NL twitter account.
To do this, we have recruited a pro to help us out! Robyn Pike will be the person behind the tweet stream tomorrow, and we are delighted to have her help. Robyn is the President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Historic Trust. She received her B.A. from Memorial University in History and Newfoundland Studies. She's currently enrolled in the University of Victoria's Diploma in Public Relations program. Robyn works as a Social Marketing Consultant with Eastern Health's Health Promotion Division.
We asked Robyn why she is passionate about heritage:
I spent five summers working as an interpreter at the Rorke Stores Museum in Carbonear and the Newman Wine Vaults Provincial Historic Site while I was attending MUN. Getting to share the stories of this place with visitors from here and abroad during my first summer encouraged me to pursue a History major and it all just went from there. I was employed by the Trust when I worked at the Newman Wine Vaults and I joined their board of directors a few years later. Holding on to our built heritage and adapting it for new uses during a period of huge economic development is near and dear to my heart.
Tune in tomorrow!