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Community forum on cultural and heritage planning

Jacques Doucet

By Jacques Doucet


Immediate release

Community forum on
cultural and heritage planning

Last May, the Corporation of the Town of Hearst organized the first of two community forums on cultural and heritage planning at the Heritage Sawmill Marketplace. The first forum, held in French with 29 people participing, was a resounding success. The municipality is now working to organize the second symposium, this time for the benefit of the anglophone population. The event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 and will again take place at the Heritage Sawmill Marketplace, located at 830 Front Street. The program will start at 9:30 a.m. and will end by 4:30 p.m. A meal will be served at lunchtime and drinks and snacks will be available throughout the day.

“At the forum held on May 26, we collected many suggestions for new projects and cultural initiatives from the francophone population. It is now time to find out what the opinions and wishes of the English-speaking population are with respect to the promotion and appreciation of the arts, culture and heritage” says Jacques Doucet, the event organizer.

With the creation of its cultural policy in November 2007, the Town Council made it a priority to develop and promote culture in the region. This cultural policy contains several statements, including the following: “The Town of Hearst recognizes the importance of preserving and promoting the francophone spirit of its community; it also recognizes the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of diverse ethnic groups of the area.”

Through workshops and group discussions, the community forum will aim to collect the opinions of the population and the different organizations represented on the development of new artistic and cultural initiatives within the community and the immediate area. People interested in attending the symposium must confirm their participation with Jacques Doucet before Friday, November 9th at 4:00 p.m., by e-mail at jdoucet@lpjd.ca or by phone at 705-362-3092.

Welcome to all!

This initiative was made possible with the support of the Ontario Government through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Creative Communities Prosperity Fund. (2012)

(September 28, 2012)

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