Wednesday, September 27, 2017

#AdaptingHeritage Forum 2017 - Introducing Eileen Matthews

Born and raised in Heart’s Content, Eileen Balsom Matthews moved to St. John’s in 1973 and began a long career with BMO, holding many positions and eventually retiring as Branch Manager in Bay Roberts. She has been the Chairperson of Heritage New Perlican since the group started in 2007. She has just been appointed to the Board of Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation and is a member of the Mizzen Heritage Society, Heart’s Content. She is a very active volunteer in the Town of New Perlican including Secretary of the New Perlican Senior's Gym, operates a Weigh in Group, member of the Come Home Year 2018 Committee, Anglican Church Women's group, Matthews Walker Golf Committee (which has have raised almost 20,000 for Bursaries for Grade 12 students of New Perlican over 8 years), and the Annual Cod Derby fishing event. Since retiring she has become an Artist and has a company called NERRL Hand Painted Designs.

At the forum, Eileen will be participating in a panel discussion called Stories From Here where she will focus on the goats of New Perlican.

Forum on Adapting NL's Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place on October 25 and 26. The cost of registration is $75.00, and $18.75 for post-secondary students. For full program details click here. To register click here.

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