Laura grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick and eventually her family moved to a small town on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Laura received her Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts at Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Grenfell Campus. After taking a year off in Ireland, Laura graduated from Ulster University’s Cultural Heritages and Museum Studies Program with her Master of Arts Degree. Shortly after graduation, Laura moved to Peace River, Alberta and spent just under 6 years as the Curator of the Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre. Though she is new to Powell River, Laura is looking forward to continuing and expanding on the work of the Powell River Historic Museum and Archives and immersing herself into the museum collection and community.
Joëlle Sévigny Public Engagement Coordinator
Joëlle grew up in a small francophone town named Hearst, in Northern Ontario. Later in her childhood, her family moved to Canmore, AB in the Canadian Rockies. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Archaeology at the University of Calgary, with a Concentration in Physical Anthropology. After University, Joëlle relocated to the coastal town of Powell River. Passionate about heritage, she continued her studies through outreach at Athabasca University and completed a Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management. Throughout her life, she has always been strongly drawn to nature and culture. Her hope is to make the past accessiblefor everyone and to allow for its continuing exploration in a sustainable manner. In her free time, Joëlle loves exploring theoutdoors, especially through skiing, climbing and hiking. Otherwise you can find her reading or writing!
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4790 Marine Avenue Powell River, BC
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