Town of Witless Bay
The Heritage Committee of Witless Bay was formed in 2004 and now consists of 13 full time members and is very active in the town.
One of the committee’s main projects is promoting the book “Bygone Days of Witless Bay” which won the Manning Award in 2021. The Heritage Committee of Witless Bay helps maintain and improve the old cemetery which is designated a heritage site. In May 2023, the committee hosted an event at the former convent in which 19 Presentation Sisters attended. The convent, a provincial heritage site, is also one of Canada’s Historic Sites.
Other committee’s projects include a rug hooking group, an active Facebook page, participation in all community events, interviewing community members, and an annual Remembrance Day ceremony that involves placing of flags on veterans’ grave sites. The committee has also erected story boards depicting the history of the community.
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