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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 1997

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January 7
Newfoundland and Labrador Parks and Recreation Association - Year end review

January 10
NAV Canada board of directors to meet in Gander in June 1997

January 13
Business Community sponsors to be announced for Cabot 500 Matthew Event, July 14, St. John's
Annual Arts and Letters competition

January 14
Marine Atlantic and Sobey's announced as major sponsors for Matthew Visit
News conference, January 15, Corner Brook Subject: Television broadcast from Marble Mountain

January 15
MuchMusic to profile Marble Mountain and Cabot Celebrations

January 20
Annual Arts and Letters Competition approaching

January 30
First Cultural Tourism Award to be presented, February 1


February 3
Rising Tide receives first Cultural Tourism Award

February 6
Provincial tourism wins gold and two silver in New York HSMAI Awards

February 14
High School Athletic Federation - Milk to sponsor high school sports
High School Athletic Federation - Cross Country Skiing Provincials set to go

February 21
Hibernia Tow Out Committee - Committee undertakes moving of Hibernia topside structure

February 26
NOTE TO EDITORS - Year of the Arts 1997 to be launched, February 28, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS - Minister to hold news conference, February 27 Subject - New direction for provincial parks

February 27
New direction announced for provincial parks and reserves


March 3
High School Athletic Federation - 4A and 3A high school hockey championships to be held March 6 - 8

March 4
NOTE TO EDITORS - Host community for 1998 Winter Games to be announced
Labrador named as host for province's 1998 Winter Games
Proposals being accepted for provincial parks' properties

March 11
High School Athletic Federation - Provincial Girls basketball tournaments to be held, March 14-15

March 18
Newfoundland and Labrador Parks/Recreation Association - Deadline for nominations for annual recreation awards

March 21
High School Athletic Federation - Four High School Provincial Boys Basketball Tournaments to be held

March 25
Vista 97 - Corporate sponsors announced

March 27
Ministerial Statement - 1997 Provincial Drama Festival Celebrates Our Culture, Heritage


April 1
NOTE TO EDITORS - Crewing initiative to be launched for Matthew tour

April 2
Highway signage policy updated
Entertainment showcase to accompany Matthew tour
Crew recruitment announced for Matthew

April 11
Harbour and Carmanville
Minister announces funding for Lester-Garland House
Overwhelming public response to Matthew Crewing project

April 14
Gros Morne touted as world-class climbing destination

April 16
Government announces study of province's Arts and Culture Centres

April 17
Provincial Basketball Championships, April 18-19, Goulds and Glenwood
Minister announces that park proposals undergoing thorough evaluation

April 24
Atlantic Coaches' Seminar, May 16-18, Corner Brook
NOTE TO EDITORS - Accreditation for Cabot 500 Celebrations

April 25
Matthew naval architect to address Cabot Symposium

April 29
Arts and Letters Competition awards, May 1

April 30
Next phase begins in parks privatization process


May 1
1997 provincial parks fee structure announced
Details of Cabot and His World Symposium

May 2
Momentum building for Cabot Celebrations
Awards presented to Arts and Letters Competition winners

May 9
Newfoundland Flotilla to set sail from Lake Ontario
Following the Matthew on the World-Wide Web

May 12
Cape St. Mary's Interpretation Centre re-opens

May 13
Provincial and privatized parks opening for season

May 15
Ministerial Statement - Ninth park privatized

May 16
Ministerial Statement - Tidy Towns Program launched in province
SummerActive program - Walk a mile in your own shoes

May 20
Public consultation sessions on future operation of Arts and Culture Centres
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Central region launches Tourism Awareness Month

May 22
Newfoundland and Labrador High School Athletic Federation - Annual general meeting, May 24
Newfoundland and Labrador High School Athletic Federation - High School Athletic Federation Award Winners

May 23
Technology tracking Matthew and Newfoundland Flotilla
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Labrador launch for Tourism Awareness Month
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Eastern/Avalon launch for Tourism Awareness Month
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Events for Tourism Awareness Month

May 26
National Capital Commission to Commemorate 500th Anniversary with major gift to Bowring Park

May 27
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Minister launches tourism awareness in Labrador

May 29
National Capital Commission commemorates 500th Anniversary
More parks set to open for summer season

May 30
High School Athletic Federation - Provincial track and field competition


June 4
Cabot Celebrations an Opportunity for Aboriginal Message

June 5
Three more parks successfully privatized

June 6
Colonial Building new exhibit
Volunteer crew complement for Matthew doubled
Correct dates for Cabot 500 events

June 9
Canada to launch Ocean Charter at the Summit of the Sea Conference
New exhibit highlights history of Colonial Building

June 10
Summerford student to represent province in International Youth Delegation attending Summit of the Sea Conference
Cabot and His world symposium under way in St. John's tomorrow

June 11
Note to Editors - Cabot 500 Media Centre open today

June 12
Official opening of Colony of Avalon Centre
More provincial and privatized parks opening for season

June 13
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Note to Editors - Tourism open house, June 14, Village Mall
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Mount Pearl celebrates tourism awareness month with a splash

June 18
Newfoundland Flotilla arrives in St. John's Harbour, June 19

June 19
Matthew captain registers for the Summit of the Sea via the Internet

June 20
Royal Visit to Highlight Bonavista Landfall Ceremony
Remainder of parks set to open for season

June 23
Note to Editors - Royal National Mission to deep sea fishermen attending Matthew landfall Event

June 30
Canada Day celebrations in 10 provincial parks and Cape St. Mary's


July 4
Kevin Noble reprises role as Joey Smallwood in The Great Confederation Debate
Matthew public boarding concludes Sunday


July 14
Matthew departure from Trinity
Tourism Minister Joins the Crew of the Matthew

July 15
Cabot 500 "Be Our Guest" winners return home

July 16
Native son pilots Matthew into Grand Bank
Provincial parks get ready to host activities
New campsite reservation system for provincial parks
Minister comments on NAV Canada choice of Gander for its Atlantic Canada high-level air navigation base

July 17
Unique international oil and gas conference to be held in St. John's
Midget/Midget plus 1 Eastern Canadian Championships

July 21
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association - Symposium 97

July 25
Matthew passes mid-midpoint of Cabot 500 tour

July 28
Newfoundland and Labrador Parks/Recreation Association - Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Symposium 97

July 30
High seas dramas follow Matthew

July 31
Matthew sets speed record


Augest 5
Newfoundland and Labrador officials going to Canada Summer Games
Torbay athlete to carry provincial flag at Canada Games

August 6
Three heads of UN agencies to speak at Summit of the Sea
Farewell to the Matthew

August 11
BBC / National Geographic Documentary on Newfoundland premieres at the Summit of the Sea

August 22
Newfoundland and Labrador featured on Microsoft's Mungo Park Web Site
Summit to stress integration of marine policy

August 27
Ocean Net Launch
Breakwater Books becomes a three dimensional art piece
NOTE TO EDITORS - Summit of the Sea media advisory

August 28
Government working to conclude its parks privatization initiative


September 4
Form on Fisheries Science in Relation to Fisheries Management Briefing, Delta Hotel, St. John's

September 5
Representatives of youth from seven countries will launch an international campaign

September 8
Mungo Park - Online adventure magazine to feature Newfoundland and Labrador

September 19
Cabot celebrations to continue with "Five Hundred More" youth congress

September 29
Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador - Corner Brook site for Atlantic Canada Showcase ' 98


October 3
Note to Editors - Minister to make statement following morning session of park's ministers' meeting
Province moving ahead on protected areas agenda

October 31
Ministers responsible for culture to meet in St. John's, November 3


November 4
Cabot celebrations to peak with Corner Brook concert

November 10
Newfoundland and Labrador to be featured on Martha Stewart Living television show
Tourism Minister to meet with tourism industry representatives to review Cabot 500 year

November 13
Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership - News conference to be held in Moncton (November 13)
Tourism Summit focuses on Cabot 500 Year

November 17
International youth have environmental vision for the next 500 years

November 20
Ministerial Statement - Cabot 500 anniversary celebrations

November 28
High School Athletic Federation - Island Boys A and 3A Volleyball Tournaments, Cape St. George and Carmanville


December 5
Ministerial Statement - Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Newfoundland T'Railway Council
Newfoundland and Labrador High School Athletic Federation - Provincial Girls Volleyball Championships

December 10
High School Athletic Federation - Provincial boy's volleyball tournaments

December 16

Response to Auditors General's Report

December 17
Five Hundred More Youth Congress Final Report

December 18
Ministerial Statement - Update on parks privatization initiative

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