Congratulations to the Coaker Foundation for its recent success in the national This Place Matters crowdfunding competition for the new Union Art Project multi-purpose community arts space!
The final report for the 2015-2016 Regional Sustainability Report Card project has been released! The report highlights the purpose of the project, key outcomes, and recommended next steps for leaders in the Bonavista region. A regional directory for strategic planning and an analysis of data available for measuring the region’s well-being have also been prepared. Download the report and other materials here.
On November 15th-18th 2016, local leaders in the Northern Peninsula gathered for a conference on regional development called “Our Way Forward: Sharing Knowledge and Building Capacity for Regional Development“. Co-organized by the Town of St. Anthony and the Grenfell Office of Engagement, this conference focused on how communities in the Northern Peninsula can build on local assets and strengths to find new ways forward for the region. With conference themes including regional governance, fisheries and the Port, tourism, and entrepreneurship/innovation, the conference was attended by over 100 people and provided a platform for regional collaboration and participatory planning to guide future regional development. Read the conference report here!
In November 2016 the Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development released its final report from the Bonavista Peninsula Regional Workshop held in Port Rexton on June 7th-8th 2016. Read the report here.
On June 20th, 2016 the Bonavista Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a special seminar on measuring the sustainability of the Bonavista region, featuring a presentation by Dr. John Dagevos, an international expert in sustainability indicators. Click the following links to learn more about the seminar, the original 2015 regional study on sustainability indicators, and the Report Card for the region (done for the former Rural Secretariat region). Special thanks to Boreal Diner for hosting the event and providing refreshments!
Brennan Lowery was recently interviewed by CBC regarding his research on regional sustainability in the Clarenville-Bonavista-Isthmus region. Click here to see the story.
Brennan Lowery recently joined the Regional Sustainability project as a PhD student. To learn more about Brennan, click here.