The Sault Ste. Marie Municipal Heritage Committee invites and welcomes you to the 2018 Community Heritage Ontario Conference from June 7th to 9th. The inaugural conference was held in Sault Ste. Marie in 1988 and we are excited and honoured to have the event return to our city for its 30th anniversary!
Sault Ste. Marie is situated at the hub of three of the Great Lakes on the shores of the historic St. Marys River rapids, where for centuries Indigenous Peoples gathered to hold annual meetings, trade, and fish. A junction point for hardy fur traders and intrepid explorers on their westward trek, Sault Ste. Marie is one of the oldest European settlements in the province.
We have chosen “What Have We All Achieved?” as the overarching theme of the conference to give us the opportunity to reflect on our past efforts and also to look ahead with renewed vigour as we continue our work to preserve heritage in our respective communities.
The conference will be a time to showcase the changes in our community over the past 30 years, learn from our colleagues and share successes and challenges. Conference attendees can expect a varied itinerary featuring inspiring guest speakers, visits to local heritage landmarks and opportunities to experience all that Sault Ste. Marie has to offer.
We look forward to seeing you in June!
Jeanette Cowen Lloyd Beilhartz
Conference Co-Chair Conference Co-Chair