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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2006

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January

January 13
Minister congratulates figure skater Joey Russell

January 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Team Gushue

January 24
Develop your skills at Atomic Volleyball

NLBA 2006 Hall of Fame cup rankings

January 30
New tourism campaign launches with a two-minute spot


February

February 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Tourism Luncheon

February 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister launches new ad campaign; speaks at tourism convention

February 14
Cultural Tourism Award

February 15
2005 Doug Wheeler Award

February 17
The Great Skate, February 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister unveils student heritage poster

February 23
Ministerial Statement - 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

February 24
Gushue rink brings home the gold

February 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend 2006 East Coast Music Awards

February 28
Minister congratulates ECMA music and industry winners


March

March 1
Minister announces appointments to Board of Directors of The Rooms

March 3
Minister announces acquisitions for 2005-06 Art Procurement Program

March 6
Minister expresses condolences

March 15
Finalists announced for Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Awards

March 24
Provincial ministers pleased with federal funding for eastern Labrador performance space

March 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Launch of strategic cultural plan

March 28
Government invests in promotion and preservation of provinceís culture

March 30
The Right Choices: Newfoundland and Labrador: Vibrant and Strong


April

April 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister declares Month of the Arts; announces funding for the Art Procurement Program

April 4
Minister declares Month of the Arts; announces funding for the Art Procurement Program

April 13
Call for Expressions of Interest

April 18 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in news conference to unveil Celebrate Nunatsiavut
 

April 19
Minister officially launches Celebrate Nunatsiavut

April 28
Department launches web update service for tourism operators


May

May 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Arts Council Awards Gala

Government extends season for visitor information centres
NOTE TO EDITORS: The Rooms Provincial Archives to launch Women in Sport: A Celebration exhibit and Women in Sport: pre-Confederation Newfoundland virtual exhibit

May 8
Ministerial Statement - Accomplishments of Newfoundland and Labrador Artists

May 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister announces funding for major anniversaries in Brigus and Cupids

May 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: 54th annual Arts and Letters Awards, May 13

Minister announces funding for special celebrations in historic communities

May 12
Artist, writer and cultural commentator Douglas Coupland to open new contemporary art exhibition at The Rooms on May 19

May 14
2006 Arts and Letters Awards recipients announced

May 16
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give keynote address, St. Johnís Board of Trade

May 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards

May 19
Provincial Historic Sites open for Victoria Day Weekend

May 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Second Annual Premierís Athletic Awards reception; Team Gushue Scholarship Award to be announced

Ministerial Statement - 2006 Book Awards
Premier celebrates provinceís young athlete at awards ceremony

May 25
The Rooms announces $250,000 corporate sponsorship from BMO Financial Group

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at Discovery Trail Tourism Associationís Annual General Meeting

May 30
Minister expresses condolences

May 31
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker, Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce


June

June 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: This year, be a tourist at home

June 2
No Place Like Home Campaign Launched; free admission to provincial historic sites and museums during Tourism Awareness Week

June 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to visit west coast during Tourism Awareness Week

June 6
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister continues to promote resident tourism during Tourism Awareness Week in Placentia and St. Johnís

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at Celebrating Our Living Heritage conference, June 8

June 9
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will take honorary tee-off at the 2006 Premierís Cup Amateur Championship

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will bring greetings at M-RONís Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Banquet

June 12
Team Gushue School Tour starts Monday

Projects approved under Cultural Economic Development Program

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will visit All Hallows School with Team Gushue

June 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend official opening of three new projects in LíAnse au Clair region

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to speak at archaeology conference in Battle Harbour, Labrador

June 27 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at ACA opening gala   

June 28 
Minister to kick-off The Rooms anniversary celebrations  

June 29 
The Rooms celebrates first-year anniversary with four days of activities  

June 30 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Canada Day events, encourages residents to celebrate Canadaís 139th Birthday 


July

July 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend opening of Pitcherís Pond Golf Course

July 12
Minister to attend official kick-off for 2006 International Rugby World Cup Qualifier in St. Johnís

July 13
The Rooms Corporation - Celebrating the opening of first interdisciplinary exhibit titled Intangible Evidence

July 17
Minister sends best wishes to Newfoundland and Labradorís Special Olympics Team


July 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official launch of new Visitor Information Centre at St. Johnís International Airport

July 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to co-host opening night of St. Johnís Jazz Festival

NOTE TO EDITORS: Signal Hill Tattoo travels to Halifax for anniversary ceremonies
New visitor information centre opens at St. Johnís International Airport

July 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker, Heritage Run Tourism Association

July 26
Government pleased with renewal of tourism partnership


August

August 1
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at the 89th Annual Kiwanis Convention

August 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Botwood Day Celebrations

August 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend events in Conception Bay North

NOTE TO EDITORS: Announcement on funding under Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund

August 11
New provincial training facility to be constructed through Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund]

August 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at Tuckamore Festival

August 17
Minister encourages residents and tourists to take part in International Lighthouse Day

NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend cultural events on provinceís west coast and Northern Peninsula

August 23 
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to bring greetings at the Canadian Dental Association opening reception 

August 28
Minister expresses condolences

August 31
Second round of projects approved under CEDP


September

September 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Season extension project launch


September 6
New tourism season extension program launched

September 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier and minister support Craig Sharpe at Canadian Idol finale

September 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Freedom of the Seaport Ceremony

September 20
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Judo Canada Judo Day 2006

September 21
Corner Brook EDC to promote area as a four-season tourism destination

September 26
The Rooms announces unique partnerships and collaborative exhibits;
Cottage hospitals exhibit opens today


October

October 16
Initiative Ensures Accessibility to and Protection of Government Records


November

November 8
Media Advisory: Significant Additions to The Rooms Military Collections to be Announced

November 10
Significant Additions Announced for The Rooms Military Collections

November 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Baccalieu Trail Tourism Association

November 21
Ministerial Statement - Tourism Initiatives to Market Province in Global Marketplace

November 24
Plans for Development of Colonial Building to Proceed

November 28
Government Helping Grow Tourism Industry in Western Newfoundland

November 29
Ministerial Statement - Growth in Tourism Industry Expected for 2006

November 30
Province Invests in Book Publishing Industry
Canadaís New Government Supports Atlantic High-Performance Sport Strategy


December

December 1
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend National Meeting of Tourism Ministers

December 5
Media Advisory: Ministers to Join in Launch of Provincial Walking Program

December 7
Appointments Made to Heritage Foundation

December 8
Canadaís Tourism Ministers Agree to a National Tourism Framework

December 12
Ministerial Statement - Budget for Arts and Letters Prize Awards Doubled

December 13
Premier Encourages Applicants for Athletic Awards
Trail Users Encouraged to Abide by Snowmobile Regulations

December 21
Funding Provided to Local Artists to Pursue National and International Opportunities

December 28
The Arts and Artists Benefit From Government Investment
 


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