Heritage Roundtable and Public Art Forums

From Calgary Heritage Initiative

From Calgary Heritage Initiative

From the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society:

Heritage Roundtable – Feb. 19

Are you looking for ways to increase appreciation for community character, tell the unique story of a heritage place or foster neighbourhood pride?

The next instalment of the popular Community Heritage Roundtable is on February 19 2009.

Professionals from Interpretation Canada will be talking about how you can effectively tell the story of your community through tours and other kinds of interpretive programs. This workshop will introduce you to the world of heritage interpretation, offering practical tips and techniques for connecting people to your place. It will inspire, challenge and engage you with plenty of ideas and materials to take back to your group.

Always a great opportunity to network with fellow heritage and community advocates!

Location is the Haysboro Community Association, 1204 – 89th Avenue SW. Doors and refreshments at 6:30, main event from 7 – 9 pm, Feb 19.

Register online at www.calgarycommunities.com > Workshops and Events (select “Roundtables – Heritage Roundtable”) or call 244-4111.

Pass the word!

Let’s Talk Public Art – Feb. 19 to 21

areas will be followed by a discussion on:The City of Calgary Public Art Program wants to hear from you. Five community forums, one in each quadrant as well as in the Centre City, are being held to encourage and solicit your thoughts and perspective on future public art initiatives in your community and throughout the city. A short presentation of selected public art projects in neighbourhoods and urban areas will be followed by a discussion on:

  • What values, commonalities, aspirations and unique features of your community deserve acknowledgement and/or celebration?
  • What anchors your community?
  • Where do people tend to gather?
  • What are the landmarks or locations you would take a visitor to see?
  • What public art have you seen or experienced that you especially like?
  • What about it made it successful?

Light refreshments will be served – all are welcome.

Centre City

Thursday, February 19, 5:30pm

Central Library (Meeting Room #2)

616 Macleod Trail SE

West

Saturday, February 21, 10am

Killarney Pool (Multi-purpose Room B)

1919 29 Street SW

North

Saturday, February 21, 1pm

Cardel Place (Genstar Comm. Wing)

11950 Country Village Link NE

East

Saturday, February 21, 4pm

Village Square Leisure Centre (Temple Room)

2623 56 Street NE

South

Saturday, February 21, 4pm

Southland Leisure Centre (Woodcreek Room)

2000 Southland Drive SW

Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend the community forum in your area, feel free to join in any other forum that may work better for you. If none of the forums fit your schedule, we encourage you to email us your thoughts – especially those around the three questions listed above. Send your email to publicart@calgary.ca and your input will be passed on to the consultants

tasked with developing the Master Plan.

For more information, visit www.calgary.ca/publicart, email publicart@calgary.ca or call 403-268-2843.w

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