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The Heritage Community Foundation links people with heritage through discovery and learning. Its over-arching goal is for heritage to be valued by everyone. It exists:

  • To be a strong public voice for heritage.
  • To establish programs to promote identity, research and literacy through heritage study.
  • To build resources to sustain heritage projects and activities.

 The Heritage Community Foundation:

  • Develops educational programs.
  • Develops resource materials to bring heritage to the mainstream.
  • Creates opportunities to celebrate heritage.

The development of excellent online content is a core programming activity of the Foundation. Web sites developed and maintained by the Foundation include: 

Projects we are currently working on include:

  • Alberta Heritage Alphabet
  • Methodist Missionaries
  • Women of Aspenland Virtual Exhibit
  • Albertans: Who Do They Think They Are?
  • Great Alberta Law Cases
  • Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community

The Project Team:

Adriana Davies, Ph.D.

Project Manager

Dr. Davies is Executive Director of the Heritage Community Foundation, a Charitable Trust with educational objects. She is working to develop a range of heritage educational materials and programs that link the public to its heritage, as well as helping to build sustaining support for heritage. Many of the activities of the foundation are collaborative in nature.

She has worked in the museum field for more than 20 years, in England and Canada, and has done extensive research into material culture. She researched and wrote one third of a popular encyclopedia of antiques, as well as compiling two volumes of The Dictionary of British Portraiture for the National Portrait Gallery, London. Most recently, as a consultant on the Provincial Museum of Alberta millennium project: Jesus Through the Centuries, she researched, identified and arranged for loans from British collections. The virtual exhibit was sponsored by the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), and is currently available on the Web. She was the Science, Industry, Technology and Material Culture Editor of the Canadian Encyclopedia. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker in the area of cultural policy and museum development.

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Michael Payne, Ph.D.

Provincial Historian, Alberta Community Development
Content development

Michael Payne is currently Head of the Research and Publications Program for the Historic Sites and Cultural Facilities Branch of Alberta Community Development. He is a graduate of Queen's University, University of Manitoba and Carleton University and specializes in western Canadian history. His particular research interests are fur trade, Aboriginal and northern history, along with public history and museum and heritage studies. An Internet enthusiast, he is especially pleased to have had a chance to work on this project, which promises to make Alberta's history more accessible to people around the world.

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Andrea Bell

Project Manager, Research

Andrea is the head of content development and research for this project. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian Studies and a minor in French.  When she is not contemplating the correlation between beer commercials and the Canadian National Identity, she enjoys watching the CART Racing Series.   

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Brenda Draney

Web Researcher

Brenda is the other researcher on this project. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and has a great interest in the Fine Arts, as well.




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Dulcie Meatheringham

Project Manager, Design

Dulcie Meatheringham, the Heritage Community Foundation's Webmaster, is the design and technical resource person for this project. Dulcie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Ecology from the University of Alberta with interests in museological and information technology ventures. Dulcie is also a textile surface designer.

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Shawn Blais

Web Designer

Shawn Blais is the Web Designer for this project. He has a Computer Systems Technology diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Since graduating he has become a professional Web Designer, working on both a full-time and contract basis. For more information about Shawn please visit his homepage at www.shawnblais.com.

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Andrew Lukacs

Web Technician

As Web Technician, Andrew is the technical guru for this project. With an educational background in technology, he brings that expertise and knowledge to this team.

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