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Gaspesian British Heritage Village Launches Traditional Skills Project

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--January 16, 2012.

larger_pub_spec_02_2.jpgWhat’s so important about traditional skills? They are the processes that have helped to shape our cultural heritage. These skills must be kept alive so that future generations can enjoy their cultural heritage, whether it’s a log home and the skills that built it, a style of embroidery or the simplicity of traditional cooking.

But who is going to keep these valuable skills alive? As of now, you can!

The Gaspesian British Heritage Village will begin its SAGe program (Skills Across Generations) in which community members aged 50 and over will pass on their expertise to interested individuals in a relaxed learning environment. Most of these hands-on courses will be offered at New Richmond High School.

For the full schedule of upcoming workshops, see the attached schedule.

This initiative is financially supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage, la Conférence régionale des élus Gaspésie−Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Caisse populaire Desjardins and the Town of New Richmond. Please consult this week’s paper for the complete fall schedule. For more information, please contact Carolyn Taylor at 418-392-4487 or taylorcsam@hotmail.com.