Thank you all who attended the Heritage Regions Workshop on February 17, 2015!
YHMA coordinated this workshop with Jim Mountain, Regeneration Projects Director with Heritage Canada the National Trust to complement this year’s Heritage Day theme, Main Streets: At the Heart of the Community. Over twenty-five participants from across the Territory and involved in museums, heritage conservation, tourism and other sectors participated.
The one-day workshop gave participants an overview of the Heritage Regions program which provides an integrated approach to a region’s economy and culture and leverages the resources of multiple communities within it, with an emphasis on tourism. Participants explored a variety of topics including land-based heritage resource management, identifying community heritage values and assets, and the contribution of heritage buildings and historic sites in healthy communities. The workshop shared examples and best practices on how to manage, promote and preserve local heritage resources as well as how to begin a community-led initiative.
YHMA acknowledges the support of YG's Historic Sites Unit and Heritage Canada the National Trust for this workshop.
A copy of the report and other workshop materials can be found here.