Uplands hopes the “stars align this summer”

Uplands hopes the “stars align this summer”
(Photo : Record Archives/Kathryne Owen)

By Marianne Lassonde
Special to The Record

This time last year, Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre had to shut its doors to the public for an indeterminate period of time, consequently causing a shortage in employees. Without its regular summer staff, the popular Lennoxville tourist attraction was stripped down to an outdoor garden and a picnicking hotspot.
This year, however, Uplands is choosing to remain hopeful that it will be able to reopen normally, or under a “new normal.”
According to Nancy Robert, director at Uplands, last year’s uncertainty regarding the pandemic left the small museum with too many to challenges to overcome in too little time. Part of these challenges started as soon as the hiring period.
According to Robert, Uplands is highly dependent on summer students and starts its hiring period in early April for its June opening. This would normally allow for the interviews to coincide with Bishop’s University’s end of the winter semester and for Uplands to ensure proper training.

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