ST. JOHN’S, NL – A celebration for National Heritage Day was held at Yellowbelly Brewery in St. John’s on Monday, Feb. 19.
During the event, winners of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (HFNL) 13th annual heritage places poster contest were present to accept their prizes.
This year’s overall and senior high winner was Hayley Martin, a Grade 12 student at Carbonear Collegiate. She depicted the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Registered Heritage Structure in Harbour Grace.
The primary winner was Chloe Flusk, a Grade 3 student at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s. Her entry featured St. Bonaventure’s College Registered Heritage Structure in St. John’s.
Spurrell, a Grade 5 student at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville, was the elementary winner for her illustration of Kimberly Row in St. John’s.
Luke Shannahan was the junior high winner. The Grade 9 student at Baltimore School in Ferryland depicted R.J. O’Brien’s General Store Registered Heritage Structure in Cape Broyle.
Some 1,000 students from 50 schools throughout Newfoundland and Labrador entered this year’s contest.
Hayley’s winning submission is featured on the foundation's poster promoting Heritage Day 2018 in the province.
Hayley’s school, meanwhile, received $750 and a plaque mount of her overall winning submission. The schools the other three winners attend each received $300.
HFNL also highlighted recently designated Registered Heritage Structures and structures restored through its support during the event.
Newly designated structures included Simms House Registered Heritage Structure in St. John's and St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Recognized Heritage Structure in Barr'd Islands.
Recently restored properties included Adam Mouland Property, Bonavista; Harding House, Greenspond; Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Ferryland; Lakeview, Brigus; Lord Nelson Loyal Orange Lodge LOL #140, Woody Point; and Memorial United Church, Bonavista.
Doris Kavanagh of the Holy Trinity Church Restoration Foundation in Ferryland accepted a special heritage award for her work and that of the Holy Trinity Church Restoration Foundation on Monday.
They are helping to preserve and restore Holy Trinity RC Church in Ferryland, one of a small number of stone churches still standing in the province.
The National Trust for Canada promotes the third Monday in February each year as Heritage Day and the week following as Heritage Week.
This year’s theme was “Heritage Stands the Test of Time.”