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Executive Council
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
November 5, 2013

Commemoration Plans Will Engage Province’s Families and Communities

Honour 100 Will Commemorate the Centenary of the First World War

With the 100th anniversary of the First World War approaching in 2014, the Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, along with the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, unveiled the Provincial Government’s plans to honour the sacrifices made by veterans at a ceremony held today at Government House. With an investment of more than $3.6 million, the initiative entitled Honour 100 will commemorate Newfoundland and Labrador’s First World War story.

“The upcoming centennial period of 2014 to 2018 is a unique opportunity to reconnect Newfoundlanders and Labradorians with their past, and remember the sacrifices made by honouring our veterans, past and present. It is also an opportunity to encourage communities and organizations throughout the province to work together on commemorative initiatives, and help maximize youth engagement.”
- The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honour 100 initiative is categorized into five pillars - Anniversaries, Legacy, Education, Provincial Outreach, and Research and Development. Working with the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Committee, a steering committee was formed to advise on all commemoration plans for the commemorative years. A stakeholder committee was also established with representatives from community organizations to help identify potential projects.

“Our role in the Great War has directly shaped who we are today, and our role in this effort has gained worldwide recognition. Our plans to commemorate the efforts of our veterans will help ensure they receive the honour and recognition that is rightfully theirs.”
- The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will be launching various initiatives under Honour 100 throughout 2014-18. These plans will be unveiled in the coming months. A copy of the Honour 100 brochure is available at: www.honour100.ca 

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.

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Photos:

  • The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan with youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage – November 5, 2013
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan with youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage – November 5, 2013

  • The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan and youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage along with First World War interpreters from Provincial Historic Sites – November 5, 2013
The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation; and Their Honours, Frank F. Fagan and Mrs. Patricia Fagan and youth from the 2013 Trail of the Caribou Pilgrimage along with First World War interpreters from Provincial Historic Sites – November 5, 2013

  • First World War interpreters in front of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Colours at Government House – November 5, 2013
First World War interpreters in front of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Colours at Government House – November 5, 2013

Media contacts:

Jennifer Tulk
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
JenniferTulk@gov.nl.ca
 
Tracey Boland
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
709-729-4304, 697-3128
TraceyBoland@gov.nl.ca
Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 689-0928
moneill@gov.nl.ca
 

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