It’s hard to believe the “youth heritage” movement in Newfoundland and Labrador is nearing its third year of activity. Since the inaugural Youth Heritage Forum in 2015, a passionate group of heritage enthusiasts have kept the spirit alive, organizing a series of socials and workshops, and a second forum in 2016. This year we have no plans of stopping and are happy to announce a third annual get-together will be taking place this March 25th, 2017, starting at 10am.
This time around we have taken feedback from previous events and crafted a day just for our loyal and growing audience. We will be tightening the schedule, involving peer mentors in roundtable discussions, networking over lunch, and bringing back a highlight of last year’s forum – the Heritage Skills Competition (with new skills sure to challenge and amaze).
This year’s forum will again be targeted to heritage types aged 18-35, but knowing that many in that bracket do not consider themselves “young” and are well along in their careers, we have opted to begin a rebrand. Our upcoming event is dubbed the Heritage Tomorrow Forum, signifying that our attendees and even younger friends-of-heritage will be defining the sector in the years to come.
One other change this year is that there will be a small fee to attend. A flat price of $10 will ensure our activities are sustainable and lunch is delicious, while also ensuring we do not break students’ bank accounts. We will be holding the forum in the same location as previous years – The Lantern at 35 Barnes Rd., St. John’s.
If you would like to attend this year’s Heritage Tomorrow Forum, tickets are now available at www.hfnl.ca. If you have any questions, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A full schedule will be shared as the event draws nearer.