The Colonial Building - 170 Years of History

Date: Jan 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre

The 28th of January, 2020 marks the 170th anniversary of the official opening of the Colonial Building in St. John's - one of the Province's most iconic and storied structures. It is a landmark that has witnessed some of the most important events in Newfoundland and Labrador history including crimes, riots, vandalism and over a century of political drama. On this Engaging Evening, join Greg Walsh - current Provincial Archivist/Director of The Rooms Provincial Archives Division as he recounts the history and significance of the Colonial Building, reveals some little known facts and secrets about the building, and shares special highlights and experiences of working there as an Archivist from 2000 - 2005. ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event.

Events & Programs

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Four experts from the sector of Educational Creative Technology will discuss the future of emerging digital landscapes for children and youth. The discussion will consider what these emerging technologies mean for educational programming. Each speaker will share a story that speaks to the challenges and successes of the use of creative technologies and will consider the impact of these technologies on society from their perspectives as educators, entrepreneurs and growing technology start-ups.

Our Panel

Janice Hertel – Instructor/ Artist/ Expert in creative gaming and immersive technologies, College of the North Atlantic

Julie Lewis – Entrepreneur, Owner of Sassy Tuna

Laun Shoemaker- Teacher and Digital Learning, NLESD

Kyla Gibbons- Professional Learning Expert, Carnegie Learning

This program is presented in partnership with the ADVOST Project and the Unesco Teachers For Social Justice Network.

This program is free, but space is limited so please ensure you reserve your ticket online or by calling 757-8090.