Changes Front and Centre at the Geopark

Debert, NS – 300 million years ago in the Coal Age, the one world Pangea took shape. 200 million years ago in the Age of Dinosaurs, it began to rip apart, and the modern world was born. The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is continuing the legacy established by the breaking apart of the super-continent Pangea and has established a new Geopark world.

At our Annual General Meeting last month, Chair Don Fetcher’s term came to an end. Mr. Fletcher has guided the Geopark well since our incorporation in January 2019, through all the development work and into our UNESCO designation in July of this year. He was instrumental in keeping the Board, staff and volunteers all rowing in the same direction and was so proud to host a COVID-style celebration in August 2020. We thank him for his outstanding leadership and determination to get the job done!

Our new Geopark world welcomes incoming Board Chair, Christine Blair. Ms. Blair is the Mayor of the Municipality of the County of Colchester and has been involved with the Geopark organization for many years. She brings with her years of organizational skills, experience at the municipal and provincial levels of government and a true belief in the Geopark and its economic benefits for the entire area. We look forward to the coming term under her capable and inspiring guidance.

And not to let anything remain static, our very capable Administrative Assistant Debbie Boehlen is moving on to accept an opportunity to pursue her holistic practice on a full-time basis. Ms. Boehlen will be relocating to the Windsor area and will be leaving us in early December. The search is on for her replacement and information can be found on our website www.fundygeopark.ca for anyone interested.

We are in the final stages of hiring a full-time Geoscientist to complete our staffing team here at the Cliffs of Fundy. A total of 26 applications were received from around the world, and these have been short-listed to 7 for consideration by interview. These interviews will be scheduled over the next 2 weeks with a goal to having the Geoscientist in place early in 2021.

For more information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, visit our website at www.fundygeopark.ca or contact us at 902-641-2225 or by email at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.

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Beth Peterkin
Executive Director
Cliffs of Fundy Geopark
manager@fundygeopark.ca
902-641-2225

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𝐑𝐢𝐭𝐚 𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐞The Mi'kmaw poet from Eskasoni & We'koqma'q First Nations in Unamaki, Rita Joe, is Nova Scotia`s honoree for Heritage Day 2023. Born in 1932 and died in 2007, Rita Joe published her first collection of poetry in 1978 before going on to publish 6 more works and earn many honours.Heritage Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February each year. ℹ️ heritageday.novascotia.ca/content/2023-honouree-rita-joe ℹ️ www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/rita-joe ... See MoreSee Less
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Recognize these Geopark signs? The Cliffs of Fundy is currently seeking proposals for a wayfinding signage plan. If this is something you or anyone you know has experience in, click the link below or check out the News Page under the about tab on fundygeopark.ca to download the Request for Proposal and supporting documents! fundygeopark.ca/2023/01/23/wayfinding-signage-rfp/Photo courtesy of Tourism NS ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome Sacha Brake, our new Director!Originally from Newfoundland, Sacha has always been fascinated by the ocean and feels at home on any coastline. She has lived in Nova Scotia for the better part of her life and has called Truro home for the last decade. With a passion for asset based community development, farmers market pastries and a good cup of tea, Sacha has spent much of her working life in roles that support the growth of individuals, communities and businesses in our region. Whether through personal study, one on one conversation or group workshops and presentations she thrives on learning and knowledge sharing. She studied Theatre and has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Memorial University of Newfoundland and carries her creativity, positive attitude and drive for learning and community connection into every aspect of her life. Sacha believes in the immense power of storytelling, sharing your knowledge and experience with others to better understand what we've come from and where we are going. Always a beachgoer and avid stay-cationer, Sacha opened her horizons a few summers ago exploring the Fundy shore and after making friends with her first hermit crab, she was hooked. She is excited to do all she can to support the continued growth and development of the Geopark and to promote and share our rich geological and cultural history. ... See MoreSee Less
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.