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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2002
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 8
Minister announces changes to celebrate Arts and Letters Awards

January 10
Tourism celebration announced for 2002 - Version française

January 15
Minister announces Attractions Canada Awards Program for 2002

January 18
Special launch of The Shipping News planned for U.K.

January 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister encourages sending best wishes to ladies junior curling team

January 28
Minister looking forward to the next installments of Random Passage

February

February 6
Minister pays tribute to archaeologist
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will accept St. John's Women's Centre records for Provincial Archives

Province’s tourism marketing wins another international award

February 7
Minister accepts St. John’s Women’s Centre records for Provincial Archives

February 8
Total tourism inquires up following broadcast of Random Passage

February 12
US couple to marry in Heart's Content

February 14
Provincial Heritage Showcase kicks off National Heritage Week

February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Heritage ceremony

February 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: 2002 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games Opening Ceremonies

February 25
Death of music industry president a loss to province

March

March 4
Panel of experts meet with museum staff on exhibit concept for The Rooms

March 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to participate in Access North~Labrador 2002 events - March 10

March 19
2002-2003 Hunting and Trapping Guide and big game licence applications mailed

March 21
Funding provided for Science Division, research institute and Natural Heritage Stewardship Secretariat
Province’s tourism marketing receives an additional $1 million
Travel subsidy for Labrador students maintained
Minister announces funds for cultural resources
Backgrounder

Science Division, research institute and Natural Heritage Stewardship Secretariat

March 22
Marble Mountain hosting freestyle ski championships

March 25
Significant archaeological work in 2001

March 27
Big game hunting licences draw extended
Stephenville Theatre Festival receives funding

March 28
Grants awarded under the Athlete Assistance Program

April

April 3
Minister comments on Air Travelers Security Tax

April 5
World Health Day proclaimed for April 7

April 12
Government pays tribute to Margaret "Mag" Davis
2002 Juno Awards set for this weekend

April 15
Ministerial Statement - 2002 Juno Awards

April 18
Ministerial Statement - Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir

April 19
Minister congratulates Attraction Canada awards finalists
Funding announced for Fisheries Heritage Architecture Preservation Initiative

April 23
Total tourism inquiries up as a result of Juno Awards

April 26
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Science will be based in Corner Brook

May

May 6
Minister announces opening dates for visitor information centres

May 9
Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve open

Five provincial parks to open for 2002 season

New in-province marketing campaign launched

May 10
Summer Active 2002 launched in Gander

May 16
Government contributes $75,000 to strategy to get people active

May 17
Rendez-vous Canada 2002
- Version française
Best of Atlantic Canada presented to the world at Rendez-vous Canada 2002 - Version française
Tourism, Culture and Recreation discourages removal of moose calves

May 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Discovery Trail Tourism Association luncheon - May 29, Deer Lake

May 29
Arts and Letters Awards to be presented June 1

Canada Games Council - The Yukon will host the Canada Games in 2007
- Version française

June

June 3
2002 Arts and Letters Awards recipients announced

June 6
Government awards Agency of Record contract

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minster to hold news conference regarding Targa Newfoundland - June 7, St. John's

June 7
Government is sponsor of Targa Newfoundland

June 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve - June 24, Raleigh

Big game licence draw completed

NOTE TO EDITORS: Access North 2002 - June 25, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

June 24
Nature Conservancy of Canada presents Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve as Gift to Canadians

June 25
Province announces official air carrier for Access North

June 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend series of cultural events - June 27-29, St. John's and Bonavista

Projects named for the 2002 Provincial Parks Program

June 27
Minister officially opens newest Provincial Historic Site

June 28
Minister accepts Royal Newfoundland Regiment Service Records for Provincial Archives holdings

July

July 17
Minister officially opens traveling exhibit

Minister announces 2002 Youth Hunting/Fishing Exchange winner

July 19
Funding for triathlon world cup race in Corner Brook

July 25
Funds approved for local Irish dance specialist to travel to Ireland

July 26
Communities receive grants to promote healthy living

August

August 8
Moravian scholars gather for symposium

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to host media tour of The Rooms - August 13, St. John's

August 9
Government protects 20 species under Endangered Species Act

August 13
Minister hosts media tour of The Rooms construction site

August 16
Minister announces mission staff for 2003 Canada Winter Games

August 21
Exhibit on Moravian presence in Labrador opens in St. John’s

September

September 12
Hunting seasons officially open

September 16
Provincial parks to close after successful season

September 19
Young artists invited to participate in national program
Construction begins on traditional Innu canoe for Rooms exhibit

September 20
Province recognizes 50th anniversary of CBC television

September 23
Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop scheduled for this fall - October 11-13, Gros Morne National Park
Marten Education and Stewardship Program for hunters and trappers expands

September 25
Minister convenes consultation session on cruise ship industry - September 26, St. John's

October

October 1
Tenders called for work on Commissariat House

October 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, October 4, re: French Heritage 2004 celebrations

October 4
Province announces funding for French Heritage 2004 -
Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Annual General Meeting of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador - October 5, Gander 

October 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: River Thieves reading - Boyd's Cover October 8
Government announces crown corporation for The Rooms

October 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Illustrated talk by archivist Ed Tompkins - October 9, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to sign stewardship agreements - October 9, Flower's Cove

October 9
Atlantic Canada hosts major tourism marketplace - Version française
Stewardship agreements to be signed for conservation of limestone barrens habitat and species at risk
Official release of the National Recovery Plan for Long’s Braya and Fernald’s Braya

October 18
Firearm Safety / Hunter Education Courses Available
Minister announces opening of the Orma North Caribou Zone in Labrador

October 22
Provincial Inland Fish and Wildlife Division and Canadian Wildlife Service sponsors non-toxic shot workshops
Selection begins for Art Procurement Program - October 28 to November 1

October 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to attend launch of Labrador Through Moravian Eyes - October 28, Happy Valley-Goose Bay

October 31
Applications available for Athlete Assistance Program

November

November 1
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to speak at Sports Hall of Fame - November 2, St. John's

November 7
Minister and industry congratulate provincial Gemini winners

November 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - Plaque unveiling for Main River - November 15, Sop's Arm - Version française

November 15
Main River commemorated as Canadian Heritage River
- Version française
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to open new archival quality off-site storage facility - November 18, St. John's

November 18
Archival storage facility officially opened

November 19
Ministerial Statement - Tourism sector update

November 21
Minister announces revised season dates for lynx trapping, Zones A and B

November 22
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minster to make Cultural Policy announcement - November 23, St. John's

November 23
Minister announces cultural policy

November 25
Ministerial Statement - Cultural Policy

November 27
Appointments to Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council

November 28
Ministers welcome appointments to Marine Atlantic board

December

December 11
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference - December 12, St. John's Subject - Province’s tourism marketing strategy review

December 12
Minister announces provincial tourism marketing strategy

December 16
Minister announces Arts and Letters Awards

December 17
Windmill Bight park area will not be reduced


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