Heritage Centre opening changed

  • Mar. 19, 2008 1:00 p.m.

Out of respect for Chief Skidegate-Dempsey Collinson, the grand opening of the Haida Heritage Centre has been moved. The centre’s opening was scheduled for the May long weekend, but has now been moved to August 21, 22, 23. According to Councillor Tanu Lusignan, the decision to postpone the grand opening was made at a meeting between partners – including the Skidegate Band Council, Haida Gwaii Museum, the Haida Heritage Centre and many community members. “We will pay proper respect to our chief,” says Mr. Lusignan. No invitations were sent out to dignitaries or guests and the community now has some much needed time to heal.