Living Traditions

Living Traditions – the link between intangible cultural heritage and community development

Dale Jarvis is a Newfoundlander and he is the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador. Dale will be giving a FREE lecture at the U of S (open to the public) on understanding ICH and folklore. In this special lecture, Dale Jarvis will give examples of why folklore and ICH is at the heart of local life; explain how safeguarding intangibles can contribute to more vibrant and engaged communities; and demonstrate the links between intangible heritage and community development. FREE. Open to the public.

Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) includes our community’s living cultural traditions, those ways of speaking, doing things, and understanding of our local environment that shape who we are and how we view ourselves in the world.

Monday, September 26
7:00 pm
U of S, Arts Building, Room 214

Co-facilitated by Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood, this workshop will provide you with tools to help you discover and celebrate your community’s unique stories and practices.
September 26 & 27 – Wanuskewin, Saskatoon
Workshops will be held from 9:30am – 4:30pm each day.
Registration is required:
Fee: $50/person
To register:

Dale Jarvis is the ICH Development Officer for Newfoundland and Labrador, the first provinciallyfunded folklorist position in Canada. A tireless promoter of local culture, he works with tradition bearers, towns, heritage associations, museums, and archives to safeguard intangible cultural heritage and diverse traditions.
Kristin Catherwood is the ICH Development Officer for Heritage Saskatchewan a folklorist, storyteller and historian. Born and raised on a century family farm near Ceylon, Saskatchewan Kristin has an MA in Folklore from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is a long-time volunteer in her local community. She has a special interest in rural community sustainability and prairie folklore.