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Wapusk National Park of Canada

Parks Canada welcomes David Britton to Churchill...

Marilyn Peckett
Superintendent, Manitoba Field Unit, Parks Canada

David Britton David Britton
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In January, 2011, Parks Canada welcomed David Britton as the acting Superintendent of Wapusk National Park (NP) and Manitoba North National Historic Sites. David has joined the dedicated staff working in the Churchill Visitor Centre offices until mid-October, 2011. He replaces long-time Superintendent Cam Elliott, who is on a temporary assignment in Winnipeg working on a park establishment project in northcentral Manitoba.

David has been working for Parks Canada in our National Office, as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Director General of the National Historic Sites Directorate. He is enjoying this unique opportunity to work “in the field”, far from the tall offices and glass windows of Ottawa. David has a lot of experience with national historic sites from the policy angle, but now he’s getting the chance to contribute on-the-ground in two of Canada’s most remote sites - Prince of Wales Fort and York Factory. And, he brings fresh eyes and enthusiasm to Wapusk NP as both a manager and a visitor.

One of the most rewarding aspects of our jobs at Parks Canada is meeting visitors and working with the people and communities near our parks and sites. As David travels about over the next number of months into communities or out on the land, he is looking forward to connecting with many of you. Say hello, and help him discover the “real and inspiring” nature and culture of northern Manitoba!