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Gathering Stories about the Origins of our Communities

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April 22, 2015 - Kawartha Lakes Economic Development will host a community information forum to introduce the cultural heritage mapping project. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Development Officer is looking for stories about the history, culture and places in our communities to include in the soon-to-be-released Kawartha Lakes Cultural Maps.

The Cultural Maps are being developed by the Arts, Culture and Heritage Development Officer in partnership with students from the GIS program at Fleming College and the City’s GIS staff. The final product will be a series of online digital maps that depict both the tangible cultural assets and the intangible aspects of culture across the many communities, villages and rural areas that now comprise the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The public is invited to attend a community information forum for an overview of the “mapping our stories” project. The forum will provide information about cultural maps and explain how stories and pictures can be utilized to describe the origins of our communities and to showcase local cultural identity.

The community information forum will take place at the Bobcaygeon Service Centre, 123 East Street S., in Bobcaygeon on Monday, May 11th, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

If you would like to contribute a story, photos or other materials about your local cultural heritage, please contact Debra Soule, Arts, Culture and Heritage Development Officer at 705-324-9411, extension 1498, or by email at dsoule@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

About Economic Development

The Economic Development office at 180 Kent Street in Lindsay provides business support services to all business sectors; with an emphasis on agriculture, tourism, business retention & expansion, innovation, arts, culture and heritage, small business and entrepreneurship.

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For more information please contact:

Debra Soule
  Arts, Culture and Heritage Development Officer
Economic Development
705-324-9411 extension 1498
dsoule@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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