Heritage Canada Foundation Celebrates Heritage Day 2008



    OTTAWA, Feb. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - In honour of Heritage Day 2008, the
Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is presenting its newly released online
resource guide Work that Endures-Careers in Built Heritage. Read the stories
of more than a dozen Canadians from across the country working to keep
historic places alive.
    This year HCF is celebrating the men and women whose specialized
skills-be it as restorers of fine decorative plaster, as developers
rehabilitating urban history, or as activists preserving community
landmarks-are contributing to a sustainable future.
    People like stained glass restorers Norbert and Helga Sattler of West
LeHave, Nova Scotia, whose expertise is sought after throughout the Maritimes
and beyond, or master plaster specialist Jean-François Furieri of Toronto's
Iconoplast Designs, whose decorative detail work can be seen in the city's
Pantages Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum and New York City's Selwyn Theatre and
Manhattan Opera House.
    Uncover stories about developers like Calgary's Neil Richardson who is
making a profit investing in historic building rehab and along the way is
giving the city's landmark Lougheed Building and Grand Theatre a second
chance.
    Learn about teachers and activists who are opening young people's eyes to
the endless possibilities of creative building conservation practice.
    And they all report loving their jobs. Not only is their work
intellectually stimulating and never routine-it is literally work that
endures.

    The full colour resource guide is available online at
www.heritagecanada.org/eng/h_day.html

    The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based,
non-profit organization with a mandate to promote the preservation of Canada's
historic buildings and places.




For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quinn, Director of Communications,
cquinn@heritagecanada.org, (613) 237-1066 ext. 229; Cell: (613) 797-7206;
Heather Hunter, Communications Officer, hunterh@heritagecanada.org, (613)
237-1066 ext. 238; Cell: (613) 797-7205

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