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August 9, 2001
(Tourism, Culture and Recreation) 


Minister announces heritage grants for 2001-02

Kevin Aylward, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, is pleased to inform the public that 67 grants totalling $161,700 issued under the Heritage Investment Program have now been disbursed to heritage and archival community groups throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. This doubles the amount of funding made available in previous years.

"Government recognizes that preservation of our heritage requires considerable funding," said Aylward. "I am delighted that government is able to provide support to heritage organizations throughout the province. Without this funding, many of these organizations would not be able to carry out initiatives to preserve and promote their heritage resources in their communities and have the opportunity to develop cultural tourism products."

The Heritage Investment Program is intended to assist non-profit, heritage organizations to carry out their mandates of preserving and sharing the heritage of the province. Incorporated, community-based museums, archives, heritage trusts and historical societies are eligible for support through the program.

Included in this funding are grants to the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL) for $50,000 and $26,000 for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA.). MANL and ANLA are umbrella organizations in the province that provide support and programming to the museums and heritage societies, and groups whose mandate it is to preserve and manage archival holdings.

Media Contact: Catherina Kennedy, Communications, (709)729-0928.

The following is a list of the grants distributed by the department for the 2001-02 fiscal year:

Archives of the Roman Catholic Archiocese
Baie Verte Peninsula Economic Dev. Assoc.
Banting Historical Trust Inc.
Basilica Museum and Historical Committee
Bay de Verde Heritage Committee
Bell Island Heritage Society Inc.
Bleak House Museum Association
Bonavista North Regional Museum
Bonne Bay Development Association
Burin Heritage House Inc.
Burnside Heritage Foundation
Cape Ray Lightkeepers House Committee
Carbonear Heritage Society
Conception Bay Museum
Conservation and Heritage Committee Inc.
Cupids Historical Society
Dorset Eskimo Carving Committee Inc.
Durrell Museum Association
Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society Inc.
Ferryland Historical Society
Fishermen's Museum Musgrave Harbour
Fisherman's Museum Port de Grave
Fisherman's Museum Comm. Inc.
The French Shore Historical Society
Fox Harbour Museum Corporation
Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society Inc.
Harvey Grant Heritage Museum
James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum
King’s Cove Historical Society Inc.
La Scie-French Shore Connection
Labrador Heritage Society
Labrador Straits Museum
Lamaline Heritage Society
Lawn Local Development Association
Lewisporte Women's Institute Museum Bye the Bay
Marystown Heritage Museum Corporation
Moreton's Harbour Women's Institute Museum
Newfoundland and Labrador Genealogical Society
Newfoundland Historic Trust
Newfoundland Historical Society
Norris Arm Heritage Society
Norris Point Heritage Committee
North Shore Regional Development Association
Old Perlican Heritage Committee
Our Lady of Mercy Museum
Over the Top Museum
Pilley's Island Heritage Society
Placentia Area Historical Society
Placentia West Heritage Committee
Port de Grave Peninsula Heritage Society Inc.
Presentation Congregation Archives
Railway Society of Newfoundland Inc.
R. B. Lighthouse Inc.
Red Indian Lake Heritage Society
Salvage Fishermen's Museum
South Dildo Whaling and Sealing Museum
St. James United Church Archives
St. Paul's Anglican Church
Torbay Heritage Committee
Town of St. Lawrence
Trinity Historical Society Inc.
Trinity Trust Canada Inc.
Twillingate Museum Association
United Church Archives
Veteran's Interpretation Centre
Winterton Heritage Advisory Board
White Elephant

2001 08 09                                                        3:15 p.m.

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