Potton photographers

INVITATION to POTTON photographers

When? Sunday March 6th at 10 a.m.

Where? Potton Town Hall

 As every year, the Potton Heritage Association invites all photographers to participate in a photo competition that will take place in August during the Potton Multicultural Festival. This contest will be judged by the public and rewarded with interesting prizes.

 We would like to consult with members of APPHA and all Pottoneers to find a formula that will attract higher interest.

 A meeting will take place on March 6th at 10 a.m. at the Potton Town Hall. The goal is to:

  1. Present the objectives that the Heritage Association is looking for by means of this contest
  2. Choose themes for 2011 and 2012 contests
  3. Verify conditions and regulations
  4. Think about different ways to improve the contest
  5. Propose a collective exhibition of all participants at the Memorial Library in October.

This invitation is for all the members of the Heritage Association as well as for anyone who is interested in photography. If you know someone who would like to join, please, forward this invitation.

To participate in this meeting, please contact one of us:

Édith Smeesters : 450-292-0547 or edithsmeesters@hughes.net

Jean-François Boulais : 450-292-0839 or jfboulais@sympatico.ca

We hope to see you there!

Manifest 2010

Annually since 2006 the Potton Heritage Association has been inviting the citizens of our township to celebrate Heritage Day, and on the occasion has published a manifest addressed at the mayor and the municipal council. This year is the 5th issue in the series but the first for the attention of our new mayor and municipal council.

The new administration has already adopted several measures to preserve our common heritage, notably the acquisition and intended conservation and enhancement of the Round Barn. The Potton Heritage Association applauds these initiatives.

The municipal council has also adopted a cultural policy which proposes additional measures to preserve our heritage – an indication that we are moving in the right direction.

Given the importance of our architectural and landscape based heritage for our township, we believe that a policy specifically aimed at these two heritage elements is a necessary addition to the new cultural policy. This heritage policy should be based on the approach recommended in the “Toolbox for municipal Councilors” recently distributed by the MRC. Once adopted, and an action plan agreed upon, such a policy would facilitate obtaining financial support.

The Potton Heritage Association is ready to accept a mandate to prepare such a policy in close collaboration with the municipal council.

Hans Walser, September 24th 2010