Maclean’s magazine features heritage masonry program
Posted on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
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.