Exploring your Community’s Cultural Resources

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A community’s heritage assets can be valuable tools for community development and the retention of community identity and pride. Cultural resources are also an important pillar for the province’s tourism industry.

“People, Places and Culture” is a workshop offered to communities to help them identify, protect and develop local heritage and cultural resources.

How it Works

Our team of heritage professionals will take a community through the following process:

  • Asset Mapping – participants will identify heritage and other cultural assets and place them on a map. After assets have been identified, participants will be asked to identify any clusters of heritage resources or themes.
  • Identification of Ways to Protect, Commemorate, Celebrate and Develop Heritage Resources – community stakeholders will be asked what heritage and cultural resources are of particular value and how they might go about protecting, raising awareness and developing them. From this an action plan will be developed to identify key steps and the group will decide who will take responsibility for implementing the action plan.

This activity will help identify the range of tools (e.g., programs, services, funding) that could be employed by communities to engage in the protection, celebration and development of their heritage resources.

How to Get Involved

For more information on hosting a People, Places and Culture workshop in your community contact Dale at 709-739-1892, ext. 2 or dale@heritagenl.ca

Participating communities are required to cover the costs of holding workshops (a venue and any food costs) and to provide accommodation for the HFNL team for 1-2 nights (billets or accommodation at a local hospitality establishment).

Community Reports

Deer Lake People, Places and Culture Workshop (2020)

Come By Chance People, Places and Culture Workshop (2019)

Harbour Grace People, Places & Culture Workshop (2018)

Flat Bay People Places & Culture Workshop (2018)