Showing posts with label community programming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label community programming. Show all posts

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Heritage NL receives Community Builder Award from the NL Association of Professional Planners

Lara Maynard, Heritage NL Heritage Skills Training Coordinator; Andrea O'Brien, Heritage NL Municipal Outreach Officer; Julia Schwarz, NLAPP President.

In celebration of World Town Planning Day 2022, Heritage NL has been awarded the 2022 NLAPP Community Builder Award for making heritage relevant to the present day. The award is presented by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners, the provincial membership body for professional planners.

Heritage NL has been running a long-standing heritage grant program, and an annual heritage poster contest in schools. It has expanded its community outreach for public workshops and events. The NLAPP Nominating Committee’s recommendation reads:

“Heritage NL is making heritage relevant to the present day in terms of housing, economic activity, community involvement, cultural awareness, historical memory, and place-making.  Along with a long-standing heritage grant program and annual heritage poster contest in schools, Heritage NL has been expanding its community outreach for public workshops and events – everything from documenting and cleaning headstones in graveyards to holding community story-telling days and building wooden wriggle fences.  Heritage NL has published a booklet of historic paint colours, mapped community assets in workshops with residents of many NL communities, and helped plan for adapting and reusing old buildings to new uses.  This work is the very definition of community building, with a planning lens to shape it.”

Heritage NL was established in 1984 to stimulate an understanding of and an appreciation for the historic places and living heritage of the province, through projects that support local economic development and tourism. The foundation also has an educational role and coordinates events, publications and other projects designed to promote the value of Newfoundland and Labrador heritage. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Building heritage partnerships in the Heart's Content to Hant's Harbour region.

On Feb 19, 2019, Heritage NL staff met with representatives from Heart's Content, New Perlican, Winterton, and Hant's Harbour, as a follow-up to the "Building Heritage Together: Heart’s Content to Hant’s Harbour Heritage Area" meeting held last November.

The group met to discuss the recommendations made in the report generated from that earlier meeting, to talk about current plans and needs for the heritage communities in the region, and to make a plan for some future collaborative work.

One of the recommendations that came out of the February meeting was to create a shared Google Calendar of heritage events for the region. You can look at that new (mostly empty) calendar here - if you have events coming up in the area, email and we will add them.

Happy Birthday to Darlene King, who celebrated her birthday with us that day!

Minutes of the meeting are available to read right here.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Oral History Roadshow short-listed for Governor General’s History Award

Left to Right: Wanda Garrett and Elaine Spurrell of the Southwest Arm Historical Society, Terra Barrett of Heritage NL, Joanna Dawson of Canada's National History Society, and Lester Green of Southwest Arm Historical Society.
The Southwest Arm Historical Society were also nominated for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming and were an honorary mention.

The Heritage NL project, the “Oral History Roadshow” has received an honorary mention for the 2018 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Community Programming.

The goal of the project was to capture the stories and memories of seniors, to share these stories with their communities, and make them freely accessible to the general public. The Oral History Night Roadshow saw Heritage NL travel to 10 communities to host Oral History Nights, conduct follow up oral history interviews, and create a series of community history booklets. In January 2019, Heritage NL public folklorist Terra Barrett was invited to Ottawa to attend the Canada’s History Forum, the Governor General’s Award Ceremony, and the History Makers Gala.

The complete Oral History Roadshow booklet series can be downloaded for free from the Heritage NL website at: