Monday, May 9, 2016

Get ready, New Perlican! A People, Places, and Traditions Workshop with Dale Jarvis



People, Places, and Traditions Workshop
This Friday, May 13th, residents of New Perlican will start to map out what their heritage means to them, with a little help from folklorist Dale Jarvis.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, our living heritage is rich and diverse. It includes historic buildings and places, ballad singing, snowshoe-making, accordion playing, knitting, mummers and jannies, berry picking, boat building, and much more. We tell stories, make clothes, build stages, shear sheep, and spin yarn. We have a complex knowledge of place, the seasons, and the movements and patterns of animals from moose to cod fish. If we lose these important parts of our living heritage, we will also lose important resources that can keep our communities going culturally, economically and socially. But where do we start?

Dale Jarvis, folklorist with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be leading a community conversation about historic places, trails, old stories, place names, traditions, and local knowledge.

Come for a cup of tea, and tell us what matters to you in New Perlican. It will be a FREE and FUN community workshop, sponsored by Heritage New Perlican.

May 13th 7 p.m. Friday
Veteran’s Memorial Community Center
Town of New Perlican Boardroom

1 comment:

Gren Warren said...

That's a great idea. I hope the turn-out is good, and that something good for New Perlican comes out of it. Best wishes.
Grenfell Warren
Hamilton, ON