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Heritage Community Foundation: 
Project Development Team


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 and

  • 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 and 

  • Creates opportunities to celebrate heritage.

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

In the next six months, the following websites will be developed:

  • The Alberta Heritage Alphabet 

  • Treaty #8

  • Famous Five

  • Alberta's Natural Resources

The Project Team:

Adriana Davies , Ph.D.,

Project Manager

Dr. Davies is the 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 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 the 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 specialises 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 BA in Canadian Studies and is slowly but surely working on her Human Resources Management Diploma.  When she's not contemplating the correlation between beer commercials and the Canadian National Identity, she enjoys watching the CART Racing Series.

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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 BSc. 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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Davor Babic

Web Technician

Davor is web technician for this project phase. He has diploma in Computer Engineering  from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In his free time Davor enjoys swimming and watching movies.


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Jason Josey

Web Researcher

Jason worked with Andrea to develop the website content.  After graduating with a BA in Social Sciences from the University of Lethbridge, he worked on a number of projects for the Fernie & District Historical Society and other heritage institutions.  Although not a certified ski bum, he loves both cross-country and downhill skiing. 

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Shawn Blais

Web Designer

Shawn Blais is the Web Designer for this project phase. 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.

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