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Heritage Canada Foundation Celebrates Heritage Day 2008

Ottawa, ON – February 18, 2008 – In honour of Heritage Day 2008, the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) is presenting its newly released online resource guide Work that Endures—Careers in Built Heritage. Read the stories of more than a dozen Canadians from across the country working to keep historic places alive.

This year HCF is celebrating the men and women whose specialized skills—be it as restorers of fine decorative plaster, as developers rehabilitating urban history, or as activists preserving community landmarks—are contributing to a sustainable future.

People like stained glass restorers Norbert and Helga Sattler of West LeHave, Nova Scotia, whose expertise is sought after throughout the Maritimes and beyond, or master plaster specialist Jean-François Furieri of Toronto’s Iconoplast Designs, whose decorative detail work can be seen in the city’s Pantages Theatre, Royal Ontario Museum and New York City’s Selwyn Theatre and Manhattan Opera House.

Uncover stories about developers like Calgary’s Neil Richardson who is making a profit investing in historic building rehab and along the way is giving the city’s landmark Lougheed Building and Grand Theatre a second chance. Learn about teachers and activists who are opening young people’s eyes to the endless possibilities of creative building conservation practice.

And they all report loving their jobs. Not only is their work intellectually stimulating and never routine—it is literally work that endures.

The full colour resource guide is available online at