April 17, 2019
We wish all a special and hopefully Spring-like Easter long weekend and encourage you to participate in some of our Heritage community’s activities.
As affirmed at the Ottawa Tourism and City of Ottawa launch of “Ottawa’s Brand Storybook” with Destination Think! last week, our heritage offerings are a key factor in attracting visitors and new residents to Ottawa, which will be promoted as “Canada in one City”. It’s been a pleasure to participate in this destination re-branding process, along with over 140 city and tourism stakeholders, including some of our Members. We look forward to sharing more background information and a ‘Playbook’ to better cross promote our great city.
We’re delighted to be gearing up to again present our Capital Heritage Mentorship Program
(CHMP), with the continued support of the Ottawa Community Foundation. This year’s expanded program will also include two paid internship placements as well as matching nine mentees with four established mentors from the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, Ubbink Book and Paper Conservation and Haunted Walk of Ottawa. We thank them for their leadership in helping guide emerging heritage professionals on their career paths.
The CHMP grew from our highly successful Emerging Cultural Professionals Conference and was meticulously developed by our outgoing Outreach Manager Kimberley (Lai) MacDonald. We’ll greatly miss Kimberley, who started with us working on Bytown Days through a job creation program and is an example of the talents young professionals can bring to and further hone in our workplaces. We’re thus seeking another emerging professional to serve as our new Program Coordinator and appreciate you sharing this opportunity
Catherine Lindquist, Executive Director