Imagine Antigonish connects the heritage arts to healthy communities:

Knowing who you are and where you come from, and having the opportunity to practice

and express the things that define you as unique,                                                                                                              

creates an incentive to imagine and care for the person you will be in the future.

                             National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health (www.nccah-ccnsa.ca)

Imagine Antigonish presents a visual history of conditions for community wellbeing, cultural and financial sustainability, and a potential model of healthy community serving local, regional and national populations and health, education, and business markets. It directly counters the forces of educational, income and health inequities existing in every community and historical moment. It provides local employment and inter-professional skills development.

The thematic photos illustrate essential conditions for community health, e.g., early childhood, adult & higher education; food & income security; participation in the arts; social inclusion; and access to health care. The signature image, the stereoscopic view of the Antigonish “skyline,” shows the 1924 Highland Games held at StFX to support the building fund for St. Martha’s Hospital. The professionally restored image was unveiled for its first public viewing at the 2014 Highland Games.

Imagine Antigonish offers you the opportunity to know who you are and where you come from.  It is a place for you to respond to the thematic photos, add your own photos to the collection, and most of all to tell the stories behind the photos.  This is the healing power of black and white photography.

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