Rural Vitality conference coming to Bonavista Peninsula in June

Jonathan Parsons 

The Rural Vitality forum will take place June 14-17.

The Rural Vitality forum will take place June 14-17. – Submitted

BONAVISTA PENINSULA, N.L. — A Rural Vitality conference is coming to the Bonavista Peninsula in June, with portions of the four-day event from June 14-17 being held in Trinity, Port Union, Elliston and Bonavista.

The event, a built heritage forum focusing on partnerships and placemaking, is being coordinated by Trinity Historical Society, Bonavista-Trinity Regional Chamber of Commerce, Coaker Foundation, Tourism Elliston and supported by the Environmental Policy Institute of Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

In a release issued to The Packet, the forum is described as an opportunity to highlight the region’s built heritage assets and to “identify new ways to mobilize built heritage for place-based development.”

Each day of the forum will be hosted by a different community, beginning with Trinity, then Port Union, Elliston and Bonavista.

They plan to engage businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and government members from both the region and across the province, to discuss and collaborate on place-based development opportunities.

“We gratefully acknowledge our many partner organizations in the region, as well as our funding partners, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Memorial University Office of Public Engagement,” reads the release.

For more information, go to www.preservationofplace.com.

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