The Bloggers

Dale Jarvis works as the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, helping communities to safeguard traditional culture, the only full-time provincially funded folklorist position in Canada. Dale has been working for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador since 1996, and holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University, and a MA in Folklore from Memorial University. He is a past president of the Newfoundland Historic Trust, and has contributed as a board member and volunteer to many local arts and heritage organizations. Newspaper columnist, and author of several books, he is a tireless promoter of local traditions.



Sharon King-Campbell is working with the Heritage Foundation as coordinator of Hoist your Sails and Run, a project all about play and games in Newfoundland and Labrador. If there is a job that's more fun than that, she doesn't know what it is. In the rest of her life, Sharon is an actor, director, writer, storyteller, producer and administrator. Having grown up in Ottawa, Ontario, she moved to Corner Brook to earn her BFA in Theatre at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, and never left. She was the founding Artistic Director of the World's End Theatre Company in Fogo Island-Change Islands, and has since worked on a variety of projects across the cultural & not-for-profit sector, including the Atlantic Book Awards Society, the Grand Bank Regional Theatre, and DanceNL.

Blog Alumni

Lisa Wilson is the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador's Heritage Outreach Officer. Her interest in ICH began when in 2009 she chose textile traditions on the Great Northern Peninsula as the focus of her Master’s thesis. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked on several projects that have helped to widen her scope of knowledge within the material culture sphere. She has conducted research and written pieces on such topics as vernacular architecture, folk art, craft production, archival photographs, and most recently, cemeteries and headstone restoration. In this position she will be helping conduct research and build policy for the heritage districts program. She is particularly interested in exploring how the planning and promotion of heritage districts may lead to other important community-building activities. 


Terra Barrett is the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s summer Heritage Intern. She is researching the history, folklore and oral history of the province. Terra is conducting fieldwork in Petty Harbour including interviews with residents about their memories, stories and experience while growing up in Petty Harbour. Terra holds a BA in Folklore / French from Memorial University and is starting the MA public folklore program in the fall. She volunteers with a number of organizations and is particularly interested in the arts, crafts and cultural community in the province. Terra is a proud Newfoundlander and loves being able to give back to a community and showcasing the province its history, stories, customs and crafts.

Nicole Penney works with the Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, helping communities shape their identity and preserve their traditional culture. Nicole has been working within the heritage community since 2004, and holds a BA in Folklore / English Literature and an MA in Public Folklore from Memorial University. She currently sits as secretary on the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives board of directors and works and volunteers regularly within the archival community. Nicole contributes to various newsletter and blogs relating to traditional culture and has a particular interest in folk art and occupational folklore. She is a strong advocate of community level heritage projects and inter-generational activities. 


Sarah Ingram is an archaeologist working on a contract with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently she is working on a research project with Dr. Philip Hiscock in conjunction with Memorial University on wells and springs in Newfoundland, and the memories, traditions and perceptions surrounding them. Sarah holds a BA in Anthropology and Classics, and is currently finishing up her MA at Memorial in Historical Archaeology. Her fascination in heritage stems from both learning through her graduate and undergraduate degrees, and a love of history that has grown since she was a child. Specifically, Sarah has always been interested in the relationship between the past and the present in communities, and how the past both influences and is represented now through interpretation, excavation, festivals, and tourism. This led her into archaeology in the first place, and more recently into folklore and working with the Intangible Cultural Heritage office.