Downtown Infrastructure Upgrade Will Not Impact Heritage Shop Customers

Downtown Infrastructure Upgrade Will Not Impact Heritage Shop Customers

The 309 Water Street Heritage Shop is located east of Phase 1 upgrades, slated in begin April, and will not be within the 2018 construction zone. The City of St. John's has committed to maintaining a minimum of one lane of traffic on Water Street at all times, and pedestrian access will not be restricted

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Heritage Shop will continue to offer locally made gifts to travellers at St. John’s Airport

Heritage Shop will continue to offer locally made gifts to travellers at St. John’s Airport

A new Heritage Shop retail space will open in Summer 2018 as part of the St. John's International Airport's departures lounge expansion. The new location's modern and bright displays will showcase a large selection of local gifts, art, crafts, jewellery, souvenirs and more

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2018 Heritage and History Book Award

2018 Heritage and History Book Award

"Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge" by Pam Hall has been selected for the 2018 Heritage and History Book Award. This ambitious publication chronicles the province’s unique heritage through the knowledge of tradition-bearers and local-residents, and presents it in a highly visual and artistic format. 

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2018 Dr. Paul O'Neill Scholarship

2018 Dr. Paul O'Neill Scholarship

4th year Political Science student Jacob Elyk has been named the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Paul O'Neill Scholarship. Awarded biannually, the $1000 scholarship recognizes an exempliary Bachelor of Arts student at Memorial University who persues education in some aspect of Newfoundland studies. 

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23rd Manning Awards for Excellence

23rd Manning Awards for Excellence

Seven Manning Awards for Excellence were presented for outstanding projects that present and engage the public in the province's heritage. The award ceremony was held March 7th, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, and was followed by a reception at Government House.

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Artist-in-Residence: Leona Ottenheimer

Artist-in-Residence: Leona Ottenheimer

The Water Street Gallery is continuing our Artist-in-Residence Program in 2018. The first artist of the year is Leona Ottenheimer who will be working away in the gallery Wednesday through Sunday afternoons from January 3rd to January 28th.

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2018 Design and Story Contest

2018 Design and Story Contest

Entries are now open for our annual Design and Story Contest. Open to NL Students in Grades 4 to Level III, this year's theme is “Lessons from Our Past, Shaping Our Future". There will be two winners per region, with one overall provincial winner having their design featured on the official 2018 Heritage Fair t-shirt.

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"Do You See What I See?" - Cooperative Artist Exhibition

"Do You See What I See?" - Cooperative Artist Exhibition

Please join us November 12th for the opening reception of our newest exhibition at The Water Street Gallery. Featuring artists: Patsy Gosse (Photography), April Learie (Mixed Media), Wendy Shirran (Pottery) and Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez (Painting). The show runs until December 23rd.

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Annual Downtown St. John's Tax Free Day

Annual Downtown St. John's Tax Free Day

Save the tax on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at our two convenient downtown St. John's Heritage Shop locations: 309 Water Street and 158 Duckworth Street. Shop local and support our cultural heritage outreach projects! Can't make it down? Save 15% when you shop online, Promo Code: 2017TAXFREE.

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Artist-in-Residence: Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez

Artist-in-Residence: Amber LeDrew-Bonvarlez

The Water Street Gallery is proud to be trialing an Artist-in-Residence Program! Our first artist is Amber LeDrew Bonvarlez who will be working away in the gallery Wednesday through Sunday afternoons until October 8th.

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Arctic Exploration: Maritime Tradition vs Modern Technology

Arctic Exploration: Maritime Tradition vs Modern Technology

The 22nd Bartlett Lecture will be taking place Saturday, September 23rd in Brigus. Lecturer Andrew C. McNeill will reflect upon his experiences in the Arctic with the Canadian Coast Guard and discuss how operations have changed since the days of Captain Bob Bartlett. 

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Port au Choix Gourmet Festival

Port au Choix Gourmet Festival

Taking place August 18th, 19th & 20th, the Port au Choix Gourmet Festival is a joint project of the Historic Sites Association and Parks Canada which will celebrate the French history of Port au Choix and allow participants to experience authentic Basque cuisine.

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