Lori Burke

Lori Burke is Executive Director at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design, a non-profit charitable organization who aims to grow the craft sector on Cape Breton Island and promote excellence in the field of craft and design through education, training, exhibitions and special events. Lori is an instrumental leader who plays a vital role in the community through culture, leadership and innovation.

Under Lori’s leadership, the Centre was awarded a Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia’s Crystal Award of Excellence in 2014 – the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award – for the Visit the Craft Capital campaign. In 2015, the Centre was awarded Destination Cape Breton Association’s Small Business of the Year award. In 2016, Lori received Cape Breton Partnership’s Vital Cape Breton Excellence award.

Lori has a passion for community economic development, volunteering her time for the betterment of Cape Breton Island. She sits on boards including Craft Alliance ~ Métiers d’art and Celtic Heart of North America, as well as various committees relating to cultural development.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University, a Master of Arts degree from Waterloo University and a Master of Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. Lori is also a professionally certified chartered marketer through the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK.

NEWS

Public Call for Activations: Waterfront +

It is an exciting time to be in Nova Scotia at the water’s edge.  It is here where residents and visitors alike come to experience and celebrate our maritime culture, where we find and nurture inspiration. As a province, our…

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Louisbourg Visitor Experience Project

Over the past several months, Develop Nova Scotia has been working many stakeholders to develop a Louisbourg visitor experience project for the waterfront and Main Street. With a focus on creating a social and economic gathering place for locals and…

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Seasonal Opportunities - Halifax and Lunenburg Waterfronts

Join our team! We’re inviting applications for the following term positions*: Marina Attendant – Lunenburg Waterfront Marina Attendants – Halifax Waterfront  Waterfront Attendants – Halifax Waterfront Reporting to the Marine and Property Managers, the Marina Attendants are the face of Develop…

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Stella Maris - New Multi-User Marine Testing Platform at COVE

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship’s (COVE) new multi-use platform enables rapid, cost-effective product development in ocean tech sector. Know as Stella Maris, the project was announced on February 11/21. Our team at Develop Nova Scotia is currently wrapping…

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Big Boat Shed Project

The Big Boat Shed is a big deal and, recently, there was some big news! Our team has  been working away on the revitalization of this historic boatbuilding facility on Lunenburg’s working waterfront. All part of the waterfront master plan…

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Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative: More Scope Expansion Projects Announced

Connection matters. Delivering Internet for Nova Scotians is a priority and we’re making good progress. Access to reliable, high-speed internet across the province gives Nova Scotians options in choosing where to live and work and helps attract those who can…

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Accessible Viewing Deck Coming to Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove is a beloved, iconic part of Nova Scotia and one of the province’s most popular tourist areas. To help ensure a safe, accessible and engaging experience for visitors, business operators and residents, the Province of Nova Scotia and…

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Strong community support for first Evergreen Festival

December 21, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: The inaugural Evergreen Festival, led by Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia, wrapped up yesterday, December 20, 2020, with incredible support from across the province. Over the course of the four-week event, Halifax-area families…

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Marine Infrastructure Investments in Nova Scotia

Working waterfronts are important social and economic infrastructure across the province. They add value to local economies and communities and attract boaters and visitors by sea. That is why today, Develop Nova Scotia, along with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency…

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Evergreen Festival makes safe switch to online-only

November 25, 2020 – Halifax, Nova Scotia: Discover Halifax and Develop Nova Scotia have announced changes to the Evergreen Festival, a four-week outdoor festival set to kick-off November 28 to December 20, 2020. For safety reasons, most in-person aspects of…

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