Heritage events are excellent opportunities to engage a captive audience, and thus to deliver key messages about local heritage work.

Some things to keep in mind for communication opportunities that can be delivered at a heritage event: First nations people at a heritage event

  • Introductory remarks – include in these remarks a clear and concise message about your group and its mandate; if appropriate include messages about heritage in general, and community heritage. The entry in this section on Key Heritage Messages can inform these remarks.
  • Thank people who have volunteered to help with the event – name them if there is time. Consider providing an anecdote about the volunteers.
  • Thank funders who have supported the event – name them and consider providing a general anecdote about funding.
  • If you have a keynote speaker or special guests, provide them with some key facts about the community, your group's mandate, and the general information about community heritage noted above.