Tradition Bearers

The 2011 year launches the ICH office’s Tradition Bearers Spotlight, a series of 12 feature articles highlighting local contributions to cultural heritage in Newfoundland and Labrador. Each month a feature article on a different tradition bearer will be published in local print media and the ICH office’s newsletter, website, and blog. The goal of this program is to promote and recognize the outstanding contributions of local tradition bearers. This will help the ICH office document these traditions while they are still being performed. “The tradition bearers project celebrates contributions by everyday people to the heritage and culture of Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Diana Quinton, chairperson of the ICH Celebrations and Transmissions Committee. “These tradition bearers are not necessarily acknowledged performers or public people, but unsung heroes. They are keeping traditions and skills alive in communities - everything from bread making to agricultural methods.”

If you are interested in highlighting a tradition bearer in your community please contact Mel at 1-888-739-1892 ext. 3 or email


Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000