Pouch Cove Heritage Committee
The Pouch Cove Heritage Committee is a non-profit community association founded in 2009 to assist residents of Pouch Cove identify and protect local heritage.
As the Chair of Pouch Cove Heritage Committee I welcome you to our website. Since our humble inaugural meeting in the spring of 2009 the Heritage Committee has completed many operational tasks as well as community events. We take great pride in the support our residents extend to us when we celebrate and share historic and community events. Some of our community activities to date include a commemoration and celebration of the Waterwitch shipwreck and rescue, Pouch Cove Heritage Days, a tangible heritage night with storytelling, a kitchen party and many interviews with our seniors.
We are an active organization and are always looking for new members and volunteers. Our first AGM was held November 29, 2012. Four new members joined our committee that evening. Our organization is busy with many new activities on our radar including a book and our veterans project. If you are looking for a place to volunteer your time and make a difference in the community, please join us.
Bernie Pickett, Chair
Click here to read about our past events.
JULY NEWSLETTER -
We sent out our newsletter in July to inform the community of our currrent and future activities. We have many exciting new projects such as Our Veterans Project and our book project, Home by the Sea. Our Veterans Project is to collect and record information of the veterans listed on our War Memorial Monument and to present one memory at future Memorial Day and Armistice Day services in Pouch Cove. Our book will be a collection of stories and will include topics such as our fishing and sealing heritage, farming traditions, the history of Pouch Cove, the role of local merchants, historic buildings, schools and churches.
We need stories and photographs!
David Hebbard Prints
Professional photographer David W. Hebbard has been working with the Pouch Cove Heritage Committee in the planning of a DVD on the Waterwitch Shipwreck and Rescue. In September he donated a framed print that was auctioned at the Pouch Cove Heritage Days 2013. He has agreed to donate 25% of the proceeds earned from the sale of prints via this site to be allocated to our Water Witch Shipwreck and Rescue Commemoration DVD fund.
Click here to view his page of Pouch Cove prints.
To work in harmony with all citizens and service organizations to promote, protect, preserve and educate each other in all aspects of heritage; in the gathering or oral folklore and visual artifacts; the celebration and recognition of historic events; along with the identification and preservation of historical sites in our community.
Protect and preserve historic value in our community in active partnership with other groups and individuals. This will be accomplished by educating and engaging people in identifying, understanding, protecting and celebrating our history while working with agencies and groups that share our goals.
Membership is open to all local residents and anyone with ties to our town. Our committee has been set up as a separate incorporated society, working independently from the Pouch Cove Town Council. We hope to advise Town Council on decisions that affect heritage.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - We are collecting photographs, finding people with stories to share and identifying places in our town that should be preserved as part of our local heritage.
Each time an older person passes, we know we are losing stories and memories that are part of the history of our town.