Seniors from Clyde River and surrounding communities and those with connections to the community are invited to attend the second Capturing Collective Memories Event at Riverview Community Centre in Clyde River on Saturday, October 25th, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
The focus of our next event will be on “Clyde River’s Heritage Photo Collection”. We invite you to take along old family albums or individual heritage photos ranging from the early 1900s to 1960s which were taken within Clyde River or surrounding communities, of present or former Clyde River residents, or taken by Clyde River folks during travels to other parts of the Island, other provinces or countries.
We have a goal to have the largest inventory of digitized heritage photos of any community in PEI.
Since we first announced the event two weeks, our updated total is now over 800 digital photos scanned from family and community albums.
Saturday’s event will be entertaining…
- In one room, we will feature 150 select photos projected on a screen and will be asking the audience to offer clues and stories about the photographs – a sort of “Historical I-Spy” game. These photos are a rich historical treasure for our community and for PEI. Also, we know some could be reproduced into beautiful paintings, so we invite any artists to come along to check them out.
- In the other room, we will focus on taking digital photos of album photos and individual photos that you bring along. Select digital photos will be reproduced on high quality stock paper and featured in revolving photo exhibitions at the Riverview Community Centre and in heritage albums on our Clyde River website. As a contributor, you will receive your own digitized photos that you can share with your family.
- Refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions leading up to the event, please contact Vivian Beer at 902-569-8665 or email email@example.com or other committee members: Sandra Cameron, Hilda Colodey or Bruce Brine.
For those who are unable to attend or part of our larger website audience living in other places, please send digital heritage photos or photo albums to Vivian Beer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s bring these photos home to Clyde River for all of us to enjoy and for future generations.
This project, “Capturing Collective Memories from Seniors” is made possible with funding from New Horizons for Seniors Program, Government of Canada.
Refreshments will be served at this event.