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Newfoundland & Labrador's Built & Intangible Heritage 


Adapting Our Heritage Conference, St. John's, October 25-28, 2017

Mark HFNL's "Adapting our Heritage" conference on your calendar for late October.

October 25th to 26th will focus on Intangible Cultural Heritage, including topics such as: contemporary approaches to our living traditions; what our traditions mean for us in the 21st century; and a look back on a decade of ICH work in Newfoundland and Labrador with a view toward where we go from here. The work of several groups that have been using their cultural traditions for community animation and enterprise will be presented.

A half-day workshop on Sustaining Historic Ecclesiastical Buildings will be held on the afternoon of October 26th.

October 27th to 28th  will see a two-day event that focuses on adapting the historic places of the province. It will include speakers who will present case studies and offer lots of practical advice on such things as: the greening of historic places; innovative models for the sustainable management of historic structures; identifying new opportunities for under-utilized heritage buildings; and thinking about the design of Newfoundland and Labrador's heritage of the future. Plus a lot more.

A full schedule and registration details will be announced soon. 


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"St. John's Colours" - a film by Nine Island Productions and For The Love of Learning

Why is downtown St. John's so colourful? A group of young women explored this topic for a video production course through the For The Love of Learning program. Under the direction of Latonia Hartery and Nine Island Productions, the group has produced a video that looks at some of the myths and facts behind "Jelly Bean Row" and the bright hues of St. John's.


Check it out here. 



Heritage Building Inspectors Wanted

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking Heritage Building Inspectors to provide inspection services for Registered Heritage Structures, on a contractual basis.  Heritage structures would be assessed to determine their condition and requirements for restoration or repair.  Individuals are sought who have relevant experience and/or training that would normally have been acquired through work as a building contractor; a building inspector; an employee of a heritage preservation agency; a heritage building trades instructor; architect, engineer or through academic or trades training in built heritage preservation.  For more information contact: or tel. 709-739-1892, ext. 1



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We are pleased to present the winners of our 2017 Heritage Places Poster Contest!


Junior High and Overall Winner

Hae Na Luther, Grade 9

Stella Maris Academy, Trepassey

See Hae Na's art here


Primary Winner

Liam Costello, Kindergarten

St. Bonaventure's College, St. John's

See Liam's art here 


Elementary Winner

Waffa Zahralyn, Grade 4

St. Matthew's Elementary

See Waffa's art here


Senior High Winner

Nicole Chaulk, Grade 12  

Glovertown Academy, Glovertown  

See Nicole's art here          


Voice your Support for a Federal Bill to Provide Financial Incentives for Heritage Preservation!

Bill C-323, recently introduced in Parliament, would see the introduction of a significant tax credit to support built heritage preservation that applies to both commercial and residential properties.  Please weigh in with your federal MP to build support for this important legislation.  For information on how, click here.  


Registered Heritage Structure Designation and Restoration Grant

For deadline information contact Michael at 739-1892 ext 3 or   

Heritage Structure Maintenance Grant Program

Open Deadline    

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