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.
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.
Pouch Cove Heritage First Annual General Meeting
On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, we held our first Annual General Meeting.
During the meeting we elected a new board and were very pleased to add several new members. Please refer to our contact page for a list of our board members.
Pouch Cove Heritage Day 2012
On the afternoon of Saturday, September 29, 2012, the Pouch Cove Library Board and Pouch Cove Heritage Committee presented a series of cultural events about the history of Pouch Cove. Events included a model of a fish flake, a model of a cod trap, demonstrations of traditional skills, displays about fishing and farming, story telling and artifacts.
On June 8, 2011, the rescues associated with the Waterwitch shipwreck received one of six new designations under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program. On November 29, 2011 the Pouch Cove Heritage Committee hosted its second annual commemoration of the sinking and rescue of the survivors of the Schooner Water Witch in story and song.
In June 2010 we held a successful Kitchen Party at the Lion’s Club with local musical performers to raise some basic operating funds. On October 5, 2010 we hosted a community heritage night with Dale Jarvis. The highlight our activities was hosting a public event on November 29, 2010 commemorating the 135th anniversary of the Waterwitch shipwreck and subsequent rescue by brave Pouch Cove residents. As our first project in our first year we completed an oral history project with the Grade Four students at Cape St. Francis Elementary School, who interviewed their older relatives and shared their family stories.
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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.