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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2004
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July, August, September, October, November, December

January

January 2
Ministers lobby against proposed Marine Atlantic fee hike

January 7
2003 tourism season on par with 2002

January 22
Minister releases 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Guide

January 27
Minister releases recovery plans under the
Endangered Species Act

February

February 4
Rabies surveillance program ends

February 16
Minister congratulates 2004 ECMA award recipients

February 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Residents of Burgeo advised of caribou census beginning on February 23, 2004

February 24
Minister announces recipients of 2004 Athlete Assistance Grants

February 26
Travel Media Association of Canada celebrates 10th anniversary in St. John's

March

March 1
Minister announces mission staff for 2005 Canada Games

March 3
TMAC conference overwhelming success

March 4
Update on status of PANL move to The Rooms

March 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Bonavista and area Chamber of Commerce

March 10
Mayor of Tilting to represent Canada at international conference on culture

March 26
Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership boosts tourist spending by $78 million Version franÁaise

March 30
Strategic Investments to Grow the Economy

May

May 3
Provincial museums open for summer season
Two sites in province listed for UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination

May 4
52nd Annual Arts and Letters Awards, June 10, St. Johnís

May 5
Department accepting applications for Cultural Economic Development Program

May 6
Minister announces 2004 heritage grants

May 11
School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador - Holding three provincial championships this weekend

May 12
Ministerial Statement - Tourism indicators for the 2004 tourism season

May 13
Newfoundland And Labrador youth, athletes benefit From sport initiative Version franÁaise

May 14
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Pepsi hoop championships
Minister corrects inaccuracy in Opposition news release

May 18
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Provincial gymnastic championships, May 21 and 22, Mount Pearl

May 20
Provincial visitor information centres open

May 21
Government remains committed to The Rooms

May 26
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Canadian National Gymnastic championships, Ontario May 31
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Midget Girls Developmental Program, St. John's May 30

June

June 1
Ministerial Statement - SummerActive 2004

June 2
School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Annual general meeting held

June 7
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundland gymnast wins gold at national competition

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: 52nd Annual Arts and Letters Awards, June 10, 2004

June 11
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - 2004 National Senior Championships - Weightlifting, Montreal

June 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Deer Lake Chamber of Commerce, June 16

June 18
Provincial historic sites to open on June 21

June 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at Tourism Awareness Luncheon, Gander, June 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister and Host Committee to provide update on 2004 Summer Games, Hotel St. Johnís, June 24

June 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Open House today at provincial visitor information centres
Minister and Host Committee announce gold sponsors for 2004 Summer Games

June 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official Opening of French Exhibit, Provincial Museum, June 30
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Four Club Teams off to Hoop Nationals
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - New NLBA president

June 30
Official opening of Newfoundland's French Shore Depicted, 1713 - 1904 exhibition

July

July 8
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Nike All Canada Hoop Camp

July 9
Minister extends condolences to the family of the late Otto Kelland

July 13
Projects approved under Cultural Economic Development Program

July 14
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Bird Island Puffin Festival, Elliston, July 15

July 15
Minister announces funding for Regional Summer Games
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to announce new project for film industry
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Nike All Canada Menís Hoop Camp

July 16
New television series to be filmed in province

July 21
Minister provides overview of tourism season to date

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to open exhibit, Heartís Content Cable Station, August 2
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - 2004 Eastern Elite Championships (Bouctouche, NB)

August

August 2
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Midget hoop teams off to national championships
New exhibit open at Heartís Content Cable Station

August 3
Another 16th century galleon found at Red Bay Harbour

August 5
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Basketball Championships

August 6
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National midget hoop scores
NOTE TO EDITORS - Premier and minister to attend opening of Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to attend Freedom of Seaport Ceremonies, August 9, St. Johnís

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Juvenile hoop teams off to national championships
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Midget girls hoop win

August 7
Premier officially launches 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

August 11
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Juvenile (U17) Championships first game results

August 12
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to officially open St. Georgeís Heritage Church, Brigus, August 13
Minister announces appointments to the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Juvenile Hoop Scores
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - National Juvenile Hoop Scores

August 13
NOTE TO EDITORS - 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games medal presentations and closing ceremonies

August 27
Projects approved under Cultural Economic Development Program

September

September 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present Ambassador of Hospitality Award, Eastport
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend ceremony in North West River and present Ambassador of Hospitality Award

September 14
Labrador Heritage Society receives support to protect Inuktitut language

October

October 1
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Basketball coaching clinic
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Gymnastics Newfoundland and Labrador award winners

October 5
French exhibit to travel across province

October 6
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Hoopsters off to CP-Atlantic Camp

October 12
NOTE TO EDITORS - St. John's hosts Atlantic Canada Showcase

October 18
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Volleyball Level 1 and 2 officiating clinic 

October 19
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Hoopsters off to CP-Atlantic

October 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at opening of International Womenís Film Festival
Minister provides overview of 2004 tourism season

October 26
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - The Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association will be hosting VOLLEYFEST 2004 this weekend (October 29-30)

October 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Scott Tournament of Hearts news conference

November

November 1
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - CP-Atlantic West Coast Basketball Camp

November 2
Minister discusses cultural investment with federal, provincial and territorial counterparts
Minister Shelley expresses condolences to family and friends of Mercedes Barry
School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador provincial cross country running this weekend

November 16
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - The Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association bantam regionals

November 19
Government supports Labrador Creative Arts Festival

Minister announces stakeholder consultations on proposed recreation policy

November 23
Ministers welcome Marine Atlantic advisory committee
Ministerial Statement - Recognition and accomplishments of province's artists

November 30
Ministerial Statement - Canadian Mixed Curling Championship winners

December

December 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce support for 2005 Grand Falls-Windsor Centennial Celebrations

December 13
Ministerial Statement - Premier's Athletic Awards

December 22
Minister welcomes Marine Atlantic rate freeze

December 24
Trail use stickers to become mandatory for users of managed snowmobile trails


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