Website wants Islanders to snap photos of their favourite buildings
Prince Edward Islanders are invited to take a photo of their favourite building and describe what it means to them.
The submissions will help build a snapshot of architecture across Canada as part of a project in celebration of the country’s 150th birthday.
Discoverarchitecture.ca is a website devoted to examining how architecture impacts everyone, everyday.
Its goal is to engage the public and, in doing so, create a better understanding the role of architecture has in people’s daily lives.
The website hopes to get the full range of meaningful architecture and built environments from coast to coast, whether it’s a well-known landmark, a cottage, a barn or a structure that delights someone.
People can share their favourite buildings using the Twitter hashtag #150bldgsON and the hashtag of the city or town location of the building.
Indicate in 140 characters or less why the building is important to you.
Images will be featured at discoverarchitecture.ca.
The federal government has provided $70,000 to establish a new Atlantic chapter of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada.
The association will create a working group made up of Atlantic Canada indigenous tourism industry representatives to establish the organization and develop a plan to align the tourism industry with its national strategy.
The association is also providing $30,000 toward the chapter’s formation.
“The Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada is diligently working to ensure that all provinces, regions, and territories are supported through the development of partnerships such as these,” said Robert Bernard, chairman of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada.
Tourism is an important economic driver in the region, contributing to the creation of good middle-class jobs in towns and cities across Atlantic Canada, the association said. Indigenous tourism experiences offer a unique opportunity to showcase and share the rich history, culture and tradition of communities across the East Coast.
“Indigenous tourism experiences share the history, art, traditions and cultures of Indigenous Peoples with Canadians and guests from around the world,” said Newfoundland MP Gudie Hutchings, who is the parliamentary secretary for Small Business and Tourism.
“This investment will enable (the association) to work with Indigenous Peoples across Atlantic Canada to develop that potential by growing existing businesses, starting new ones, and creating new jobs in this region.”