Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
May 22, 2018
The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
Provincial Historic Sites Free for Youth This Summer
Mr. Speaker, this past Saturday the Provincial Historic Sites network opened to the public.
With 11 locations throughout the province, Provincial Historic Sites offer a wide variety of regular and special programming for all ages that celebrate the unique culture and heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Mr. Speaker, to celebrate this unique culture and heritage, youth aged 16 and under will be granted free admission to Provincial Historic Sites this summer.
The 2018 programming lineup includes ongoing events such as Concerts by Candlelight at Commissariat; Voices on the Wind at the Beothuk Interpretation Centre; and Lighthouse Dinners at Cape Bonavista and Point Amour Lighthouse.
Exciting new programming additions for 2018 include Under the Sea at Cape Bonavista on July 7; Long Table Lunch at the Cupids Cove Plantation with Lori McCarthy on August 3; Party Like it’s 1910 in Trinity on August 5; and a Ham Radio Operator’s Demonstration at the Heart’s Content Cable Station on September 8.
Mr. Speaker, there is so much to do and see at the Provincial Historic Sites, and I encourage all to experience the hands-on activities, guided/self-guided tours, exhibits and so much more.
In 2017, the 11 sites saw close to 96,000 visitors, the second best year on record. These sites help tell the unique story of Newfoundland and Labrador, and I encourage all Honourable members to visit them this summer.
Thank you, Mr. Speaker.
2018 05 22 1:55 p.m.