HCBC Fall Members Meeting 2023

The Fall Meeting date has been set for Thursday, November 2nd from 10am to 2pm and will be held at the Port Hastings Strait Area Museum. Our agenda will cover updates for current CMAP museums and future ones, (bring your questions); discussion on disaster recovery kits (plus delivery on kits for CNSA members), and updates from HCBC members about stand-out moments from the summer season! Looking forward to seeing you in Port Hastings!

HCBC Annual General Meeting -November 3rd 2022

The Annual general meeting and Fall Meeting date has been set for Thursday, November 3rd from 10am to 2pm and will be held at the Beaton Institute at CBU.  This will be our first face to face meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, and we look forward to a good participation and a good discussion. ANSM will also be sharing updates about TRACK and advocacy work currently underway. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Beaton!

Heritage Cape Breton Connection Fall Member’s Meeting

This is your friendly reminder of our HCBC Fall Members’ Meeting to be held this Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 10am via Zoom.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a struggle to remain relevant and connected with members. We encourage you to bring another board member, volunteer, friend.. to assure a good attendance and a good discussion.


Heritage Cape Breton Connection Strategic Planning Survey

The current mission of Heritage Cape Breton Connection is to lead in creating an environment where culture and natural heritage are sustained through advocacy, mutual support and shared knowledge. Over the years, HCBC has completed a number of valuable projects including Voices of Heritage, created heritage locator maps, supported youth heritage projects through financial awards, and supported knowledge sharing via bi-annual members meetings.

This survey is intended to gather feedback from our membership to inform a more focused strategic direction for the group. We would like to begin this discussion at the upcoming November 18th Members meeting, and continue the work throughout the winter months. During the annual AGM, we will provide the membership with a revitalized vision for HCBC.



The Annual General Meeting  of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums will be held

Friday, September 25 @ 12.00 at the Museum of Natural History.

A buffet lunch will be provided followed directly by the AGM procedures.
There will be cake…

Plan to attend and learn about your Association’s recent activities and future planning.  Highlights include an update on plans for the establishment of a Fund for Museums in Nova Scotia and our recent project for the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage developing a new evaluation tool for museums.  As an ANSM member your voice is important and all are encouraged to participate.

The lunch is complimentary but we would like to know you are coming.

Please contact us at admin@ansm.ns.ca or 902-423-4677 and let us know your plans to attend.  More information is found on the ANSM website.


The Heritage Cape Breton Connection Cooperative Limited invites all members to attend the Annual General Meeting and Spring Members’ Meetingon Friday 6th May 2016 beginning at 10:00 am at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck. Lunch will be provided at a cost of $15.00 per person. Please RSVP by April 27 to Vanessa Childs Rolls at 902-562-2550 or email childsrolls@yahoo.ca so we can have numbers for catering

Annual General Meeting

Our meeting will begin with the AGM allowing members of the Board to update the membership on our activities and progress over the past year. The Board will share Committee Reports and the year-end Financial Report. We are issuing a  Notice of Motion to amend the By-Laws of the Heritage Cape Breton Connection Cooperative Ltd.  Documents for the meeting can be accessed on the Members page.

Our Spring Meeting will follow with project reports and an opportunity for members to provide updates from their organizations. Please be prepared to give a brief update on your organization’s recent activities and upcoming plans. The Board looks forward to hearing your successes and challenges and I know our Secretary, Margaret Herdman, would appreciate a written version of your report for the minutes. You may email your report in advance to margaretherdman@yahoo.ca .

SDI Project – NovaStream will present their finished product: Voices of Heritage Part III

We look forward to seeing everyone on May 6th in Baddeck.


HERITAGE CAPE BRETON CONNECTION is  seeking to interview Cape Breton Veterans, War Brides and family members who have memories of Canada’s involvement in World War I and II for our ‘Voices of Heritage, Part 3’.

HCBC plans to do video interviews with 8-10 people throughout Cape Breton who may be veterans, war brides or family members who have memories of those who left Cape Breton to fight in both World Wars. While memories of overseas service veterans will be sought, we would also like to highlight the perspectives of those who worked at the home front in support of the war effort. These interviews, which will be carried out over the next few months, will be captured on DVD and will be available for distribution to museums, schools and legions across the island. This project is being supported by Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage through a Strategic Development Initiative.

All member organizations of Heritage Cape Breton Connection – museums, historical societies and other cultural groups are encouraged to submit names of persons who are willing to be interviewed. We hope to have a representative selection from our four counties.

For more information, you may contact any of our Board members through our website and Facebook page – www.heritagecapebreton.ca


The annual Fall Member’s Meeting will be hosted by Heritage Cape Breton Connection and the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum.  A time for sharing our successes, learning what is new in the Heritage world and meeting our friends in the Cape Breton heritage field, the meeting is open to members and non members. Join us in Glace Bay at the  Cape Breton Miners Museum, 17 Museum Street,  for an update on the work carried out by the Board of directors of the HCBC and learn what our members have been doing this year.

Lunch will be served for a nomimal fee.  To enable us to have numbers for the lunch,  please register by November 9th with Vanessa Childs Rolls  at childsrolls@yahoo.ca.