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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2003
January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 8
Loggerís Life Provincial Museum receives funding for exhibit upgrade
- Version franÁaise

January 24
Mistaken Point extension, emergency ecological reserve established
Government pays tribute to Anne Meredith Barry

January 29
Extension to the 2002-03 fox and coyote season - Northern Peninsula area
The Backyards of Heaven receives funding

January 30
Minister applauds Battle Harbour Historic Trustís international recognition

February

February 3
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to host reception for Team Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, February 4

February 5
Minister announces opening ceremonies flag bearer for 2003 Canada Winter Games

February 12
NOTE TO EDITORS - News conference, Corner Brook, February 13 Subject: Update on provincial initiatives for western region

February 13
Update on provincial initiatives for Western Region

February 14
NOTE TO EDITORS
- News Conference, St. John's, February 17 Subject: Town of Tilting to be designated of provincial historical significance

February 17
NOTE TO EDITORS - Town of Tilting news conference postponed until further notice
Minister congratulates ECMA nominees and winners

February 18
Rabies monitoring program expanded to Baie Verte Peninsula

February 20
Minister encourages small game licence return completion
Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) 2004 AGM and Conference

February 24
Interim funding announced for Torbay Provincial Training Centre athletes

March

March 3
Government steps up efforts to eradicate rabies on Northern Peninsula

March 4
Inland Fish and Wildlife Division conducting angling surveys throughout province
Minister extends congratulations to Memorial University Sea-Hawks

March 10
First vaccine bait drops for Northern Peninsula

March 21
Trapping season extended for fox and coyote on Northern and Baie Verte peninsulas

March 27
Provinceís tourism marketing budget maintained at $6 million
Funding for Science Division increased

Transitional funding for The Rooms provided in Budget 2003

March 31
Minister seeks expressions of interest to construct and operate a training facility at Torbay

April

April 3
2003-2004 Hunting and Trapping Guide and big game licence applications mailed
Grants awarded under Athlete Assistance Program

April 7
National Wildlife Week 2003

April 8
Newfoundland and Labrador artists will attend Atlantic Scene at National Arts Centre

April 16
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to host tour of The Rooms, April 17

April 17
Host sites chosen for provinceís 2004 Summer Games and 2006 Winter Games

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to host 51st Arts and Letters Awards, St. John's, May 1

May

May 2
2003 Arts and Letters Awards recipients announced

May 7
Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve seasonal opening

May 8
Wilderness reserves user permits provide valuable information

May 9
Summer Active 2003 launched
Six provincial parks to open for 2003 season

June

June 4
Rabies vaccine baiting area extended to Baie Verte Peninsula

June 6
Future of the Colonial Building will depend on assessment outcome

June 9
Minister discourages removal of moose calves

June 11
Government provides funding to support provincial sport organizations

June 12
Big game licence draw completed

June 17
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Basketball Association inducts four into Hall of Fame
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - 2005 Canada Summer Games coaches/managers meeting

June 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend ceremony designating the Town of Tilting as first Provincial Heritage District, June 21
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - NLBA Annual General Meeting

June 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Open House regarding the Barachois Pond Provincial Park Management Plan, June 24-25, Stephenville

June 25
Minister announces the Town of Tilting as first Provincial Heritage District

June 26
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - NLVA/Seahawks Summer Camps 2003

June 27
Salmonier Nature Park celebrates 25 years

June 30
Rabies vaccine bait drops completed

July

July 2
Barachois Pond Provincial Park Plan Open House concluded, consultation continues

July 9
Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership - NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, Corner Brook, July 10

July 18
Parks and Natural Areas participate in National Parks Day

July 24
Communities receive grants to promote healthy living

July 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Celebration of anniversary and opening of new exhibit at Heartís Content Cable Station, Heartís Content, July 27
Minister accepts recovery plans under the Endangered Species Act

July 28
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Hoop Championships in Nova Scotia
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Hoop Championships in Manitoba

July 30
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Appointments to Hall of Fame Board of Governors
NOTE TO EDITORS: Ministers to open traveling exhibits, Provincial Seamenís Museum, Grand Bank, July 31

August

August 1
Ministers officially opens travelling exhibit

August 7
Atlantic Provinces youth hunting/fishing exchange contest winner announced

August 8
Provincial parks and reserves experience increase in visitation

August 11
Funding continued for Fisheries Heritage Architecture Preservation Program

August 20
Municipal Stewardship Agreement signed with Town of Channel-Port aux Basques

August 26
2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts announcement the result of community partnering

September

September 9
Another banner year for provincial parks

September 10
Selection begins for Art Procurement Program

September 11
Hunting seasons officially open

September 12
Minister announces appointments to Board of Directors for The Rooms

September 25
Minister announces appointments to
Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Marketing Council

September 29
Big game meat spoilage

October

October 3
Newfoundland Foray 2003

October 16
Revised carcass collection program for fox, lynx and coyote

October 22
Applications available for Athlete Assistance Program

October 27
Reminder to trappers in Eastern Region of carcass collection program

November

November 18
Minister impressed with Canadian Adventure Tourism Industry Congress
Minister congratulates Humber Valley Resort

November 28
Ministers pleased with ruling, commit to further work

December

December 2
Revised fox carcass collection - Rabies Eradication Program

December 15
Provincial Archives prepare for move to The Rooms


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