Free Workshop Features Heritage Planning Expert

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City Hall, Kingston Ontario

On Tuesday, March 21, City of Kingston Heritage Resource Centre guest speaker Robert Shipley will challenge the notion that Canada is a country with few heritage resources in a free workshop at City Hall.

“‘Canada is a young country.’ This statement is hog wash and deeply insulting to a significant group of Canadians, and is too often used as an excuse for allowing the destruction of our built heritage resources,” says Shipley, a leading international expert on culture, heritage, tourism and the economic benefits of heritage development. “Instead of feeling inferior in heritage to the old world, Canadians would do well to come to a better understanding of our own background.”

Shipley was associate director of the School of Planning and director of the Heritage Resources Centre at the University of Waterloo. He is a research fellow of Oxford Brookes University, England and a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in heritage.

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The workshop will be held in Memorial Hall in City Hall, 216 Ontario St., from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Registration is free and open to the public. Reserve your spot now at

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