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Memorial Presents: Regional Cooperation in the Northeast Avalon: What Does the Future Hold?

The Northeast Avalon is growing by leaps and bounds, and municipal councils and voluntary organizations are struggling to keep up.

Existing organizations work within boundaries put in place for good reasons, but population growth, commuting patterns and commercial catchment areas don't respect boundaries.

How are new regions emerging based upon these trends? How can communities and organizations work together to make the most of available resources and keep up with development pressures and opportunities? Who decides how to work together?

Come hear the results of cutting-edge research by the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation, in partnership with Memorial University and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador. And listen to elected representatives of the Northeast Avalon as they present their views on future collaboration in this region. This session will be led by:

  • Dr. Rob Greenwood, Director of the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University
  • Dr. Kelly Vodden, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Memorial University and a member of the Community Cooperation Office with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Jim Joy, Deputy Mayor of Holyrood and Chair of the Conception Bay Central Economic Development Committee
  • Kirk Youden, Councillor with the Town of Conception Bay South and member of the Town’s Economic Development Committee

Have your say during the Q&A session, and participate in the debate on the future of the Northeast Avalon!

Thursday, April 14th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Marrion Hall, Conception Harbour

Free admission. A reception will follow.

Directions to Marian Hall:

Get onto the Conception Bay Highway, and drive through Holyrood, Harbour Main, Avondale. Next you'll come to Conception Harbour.

You can also take the TCH and take the Avondale access road and head into Conception Harbour by that route.

Once in Conception Harbour, turn on Kitchuses Road. Kitchuses Road runs along the harbour and begins off the CBS highway at the bottom of a hill. Drive for about 2 mins and you'll see the Corporal Jamie Murphy Memorial. The Marian Hall is right there.

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