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Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site of Canada
Recherche sur la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg Lieu historique national du Canada
Volume 4: Number 1
LIEUX HISTORIQUES NATIONAUX DU CAPE-BRETON
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES CAPE BRETON
Vol. 4, No. 1, January - Janvier, 2002
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part of the Canadian Cultural Online Canadian Memory Fund, the Fortress of
Louisbourg has been selected as one of the 17 historic sites and national
parks which will be included in a new web project.
Sandy Balcom and Mark Sajatovich spent three days in Ottawa.
One of the interesting aspects of the project will be a 3D fly through
of an animated Fortress. Due to
size constraints, the King’s Bastion and the Dauphin Demi-Bastion will be
the main focus of the animated Fortress.
The theme is “The Defence of Canada.”
Everyone has been busy gathering digital pictures of the fortifications
and scanning plans in order to develop a package of images that can be used
for this project. It should be up and running by March, 2002.
Campbell is working with a potter in Halifax to develop a stoneware cooking
pot for use on the site. It is
based on artefacts from the Louisbourg collection and the research of Jean
Pierre Chrestien from the Museum of Civilization.
Campbell also recently discovered that the Bata Show Museum in Toronto wants
to extend the loan of an l8th century woman’s shoe that is on display
of Adventure is a television series of thirteen
30-minutes episodes on adventure tourism in Canada produced by Greenspace Productions in conjunction with the Canadian Tourism Commission. In each episode, three specialised guides lead us to discover the history, geography and cultural heritage of their regions. In addition, the guides will tell adventure stories, anecdotes, tales and legends to illustrate who they are and what they are about. Kevin LeBlanc was the guide for the Louisbourg segment.
first English broadcast of this series will take place on the Discovery Travel
channel sometime in March, 2002.
The exact times and dates will be announced when they are known.
Canada, the national information programme dedicated to expanding Canadians’
knowledge of the many attractions the country has to offer, recently asked
travel editors and editors-in-chief at newspapers from coast to coast for the
best loved tourism sites and events in Canada.
of Louisbourg was among the top vote getters!!
Other sites listed were Banff National Park, Canadian Museum of
Civilizaton and the Calgary Stampede.
feature story has just been finished on the Fortress by this magazine.
Article includes an interview with Carol Whitfield and will be
published in the next issue of “Open to the World”.
The article, written by Hal Dornadick, focuses on Louisbourg as a
hidden jewel in North America’s historic sites community.
Photos from last year’s Fete were used for this article.
Volunteer Association News
Volunteer Association has a sewing project underway for the next few years. It is being managed by Maureen Burke. The people working on this project include Charlotte Steele,
Diane MacCuish, Geralynn Hutt, Susan MacDougall, Dana Boudreau and Cheryl
Bonaparte. These ladies are all making new costumes as compared to repairing
the old costumes. They are
working out of a park house on Braddock Street in Louisbourg.
& Safety News
will be taking place February 13 and 14th, 2002 in the Training
Room, Administration Building on OH&S.
Emphasis will be on Canada Labour Code Part II.
safety meeting to take place at the Fire Hall on Site February 15, 2002 at
sympathies go out to Wendy Bryan, Engineering Clerk and her family on the
death of her father, Rudy Mrazek on December 16, 2001.
also go out to Kenny MacDonald and Walter MacDonald, Carpenters, on the death of
their mother and grandmother, Sadie MacDonald, January 7, 2002.
Sympathies also go out to John Hardy, Fireman/Watchman on the death of his sister, Colleen Hardy on January 11, 2002.
are extended to Larry Rudderham, Commissionaire, on the death of his wife,
Katherine Rudderham on November 26, 2001.
Cross worked his last day January 31, 2002 with over 30 years service.
Donald started in April 1971 as a carpenter and then went on to become a
Fireman Watchman. We wish him all
the best in his retirement.
Boone also retired in October 2001. Fabian
started in January 1984 as a Carpenter Foreman and held that position for his
time here. We wish him health and
happiness in his retirement also.
Heritage Presentation unit is presently running an open competition for GSMPS04
Heritage Presenters. The competition is for anticipatory staffing and is for
Bilingual positions only. The area of competition is Nova Scotia. The
competition closes on Februrary 8th, 2002.
For more information you can contact Peter Chiasson (733-3544).
MacLeod is now working in Central Registry and Finance.
Good luck Diane in your new endeavors.
O’Shea was a guest at the George D. Lewis School
in Louisbourg at an event promoting family literacy. He spoke to Grade 4 and 6 at the school and read many
different articles to them. They
especially liked his Pretzel recipe!!
Lahey would like to take this opportunity
thank everyone who participated in the Christmas Dinner & Dance.
A total of 80 tickets were sold and everyone who attended had a wonderful
…Last fall a ladies wrist watch was found in the hallway in the Administration Building downstairs. It is a gold Gloria Vanderbilt Quartz with a gold link strap. If anyone has any information concerning this watch please contact Donna MacNeil at 733-3551.
If you would like to make a submission to the Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Newsletter, please send information to Donna MacNeil at firstname.lastname@example.org