Maclean’s magazine features heritage masonry program

custom-custom_size___dry-stone-wall-july-2016-perthAlgonquin College’s is featured in a Maclean’s magazine article about the increase in demand for the heritage tradespeople who can “restore Canada’s history.”

Reporter Dylan C. Robertson writes that heritage trades preserve the country’s legacy: “As Canada prepares to celebrate 150 years of Confederation, we rely on these trades to refurbish, retrofit and repair our history.”

The article features heritage trades programs at a number of colleges across the country, including the heritage masonry program at the Perth campus.

When Macleans’s reached the program’s co-ordinator Darrin MacDonald, he was in Churchill, Man., where he and some of his students were working to restore the Cape Merry battery, a stone wall built to protect a cannon from enemy fire, at the Prince of Wales fort.

MacDonald told Maclean’s he has worked on the Parliament buildings as well as in Europe.

“This is a job where you can travel the world and . . . be nomadic,” MacDonald told Maclean’s.Maclean’s magazine features heritage masonry program.


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