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Project works to preserve local memories

The District of Taylor is working to preserve a collection of memories.

Mayor Fred Jarvis says the idea behind the Taylor Memory Project is to ensure history doesn’t slip away.

The project involves story collectors filming interviews with people talking about their memories of Taylor, no matter how old or recent. They are even hoping to collect stories from residents who were around when the Alaska Highway was constructed.

The project is being run by Northern B.C. Tourism and the stories will be preserved for use in future exhibits. Anyone with a story about Taylor can participate.

Residents are encouraged to attend an open house to learn about the project and set up an interview time to tell their stories. The open house will take place at the District Office Council Chambers from 2 -8 p.m., Aug. 17.

The project is also looking for a few interested filmmakers who will be paid to collect residents’ stories. Story collectors will be trained and will receive all necessary equipment.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Anyone interested in finding out more information about the project or about becoming a story collector can contact Harry Parsons or April Moi at 250-785-2544.

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