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null It’s Heritage Week! Learn about conservation in Kingston

February 12, 2015 -

The City of Kingston is offering an online discussion with heritage planners and a presentation by renowned historian Brian Osborne to mark Heritage Week, February 16-22. It is celebrated across the province to stimulate awareness of heritage resources and conservation. 

Join the City of Kingston online heritage conversation titled What's New (and New to You) in Kingston Heritage Conservation. City of Kingston heritage planners will be online to help you learn about Kingston's heritage conservation efforts. The online chat will take place 12 – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and you can join the conversation at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved

This is your opportunity to pose questions for online response from heritage planners. Some recent City initiatives include: Heritage Conservation District Plan updates and the Master List project. You can also find out more about the ongoing heritage grant and tax relief program and the Heritage Resource Centre.

Also the City's Heritage Resource Centre will present an information session with historian Brian Osborne, titled International, National, Local Heritage: Quo Vadis? The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 in the Wilson Room at Central Kingston Public Library at 130 Johnson St.

"Heritage is a concept under pressure at the moment locally and world-wide. This presentation will address major issues that relate to pressing issues at the international, regional, and local levels," says Osborne a Queen's University professor emeritus.

He has also served as a consultant for the National Capital Commission, Heritage Canada, Parks Canada, Canada Post, and the National Film Board. He is past president of the Ontario Historical Society, past president of the Kingston Historical Society and serves on the boards of several heritage organizations.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston |  Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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