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Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2001
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January 9
Minister responds to Danny Williams statement on The Rooms

January 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce funding for non-profit volunteer group

January 19
Minister announces funding for adventure tourism event

January 23
Minister announces availability of 2001 Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Guide

January 24
Government repatriates Grenfell Collection to the province


February 26
Major international "Wireless Vision" Congress announced - Version fran�aise


March 5
Feasibility study for new national park in Mealy Mountains area announced

March 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister will challenge Junior Men's Canadian Curling Champions, March 7

March 9
Government awards contract for tourism call centre and reservation service

March 12
Minister responds to cultural policy proposal for Newfoundland and Labrador
First year field activities of the Red Indian Lake Marten Stewardship Project conclude

March 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend St. Pius X Heritage Fair, March 14

March 22
Minister responds to announcement by Corner Brook Pulp and Paper
Funding for Receiving the World Celebrations confirmed
Funding allocated for T'Railway
Main River Natural Areas Strategy receives funding
Minister announces heritage grants to increase
Minister announces funding for Arts and Culture Centres
Travel subsidy for Labrador students maintained
Minister announces funding for Arts and Letters Competition
Funding provided to tourist chalets

March 23
2001-2002 Hunting and Trapping Guide and big game licence applications mailed

March 26
Ministerial Statement - Gushue Rink World Men�s Junior Curling Champions

March 29
Ministerial Statement - Condolences on the death of Dr. Helge Ingstad


April 9
Ministerial Statement -
Receiving the World: Celebrating Communications

April 16
Notice to bear hunters
Deadline for big game licence applications

April 18
Minister pleased with increased air service for province

April 19
FULL CIRCLE: First Contact exhibit opens at Canadian Museum of Civilization

April 20
Minister announces winners of "Wireless Wizard" Education Week contest

April 27
Minister presents Marconi's Miracle to public libraries

April 30
Note to Editors: Provincial Arts and Letters Competition awards, Arts and Culture Centre, May 3


May 3
Cape St. Mary�s Ecological Reserve opening date re-scheduled
Opening dates for visitor information services

Minister participates in Marconi celebrations in Italy

Ministerial Statement - Film activity taking place in the province

May 4
Winners of 2001 Arts and Letters Competition

May 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official launch of the Receiving the World Celebrations, May 8, Battery Hotel

May 8
Premier launches next phase of Receiving the World program

May 11
National Physical Activity Campaign Summer Active 2001 launched, May 11 - June 22

May 15
Five provincial parks to open for 2001 season

May 16
Ministerial Statement - Tourism Awareness Month

May 17
Contract awarded for construction of The Rooms

May 18
Minister discourages removal of moose calves

May 23
Minister congratulates Attractions Canada award winners
pening of Salmonier Nature Park
Panel of experts begin work with museum staff on exhibits for The Rooms

May 24
Ministerial Statement - Attractions Canada Award Winners

May 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Duke of Edinburgh's Award Program, May 26, Stephenville
More provincial parks open for the 2001 season

May 30
Advisory committees for Arts and Culture Centres announced

May 31
Remaining provincial parks open for season


June 5
Salmonier Nature Park and community team up for National Environment Week

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Unveiling of the website-Christopher Pratt: Drawing from Memory, June 8, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Provincial heritage pieces to be unveiled, June 13, Channel-Port aux Basques

June 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister  attends opening of the Murray Premises Hotel, June 12, St. John's

June 13
Province receives heritage treasures
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception celebrating the Bay Roberts Cable Building as a Receiving the World Communications Site, June 15, Bay Roberts

June 15
NOTE TO EDITORS: Special Olympics opening ceremonies, 6:00 p.m., Mount Pearl
Ministers meet with the Association of Cultural Industries
Minister comments on funding for Gros Morne Theatre Festival

June 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to present awards for Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarship Program , June 18, St. John's

June 19
Air access research announced

June 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Wireless Wizard Kite Festival, June 30 - July 1, St. John's
NOTE TO EDITORS: Media passes for "Wireless Wizard" Kite Festival St. John's, June 30 to July 1
Stephenville to host 2000 National Senior Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Championships

June 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to host reception at Admiralty House Museum and Archives, Mount Pearl, June 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Southcott Awards, St. John's City Hall, 3:30 p.m.

June 28
NOTE TO EDITORS: Wireless Wizard Kite Festival, June 28, St. John's


July 4
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception celebrating Signal Hill as a Receiving the World communications site, July 6, St. John's

July 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: An Unmistakable Sound: Marconi�s Transatlantic Success, official opening of exhibit, St. John's, July 12

July 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening celebration of Cape Ray Lighthouse as a Receiving the World Communications site, July 20
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening celebration of Battle Harbour as a Receiving the World Communications site, July 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Reception for Newfoundland and Labrador's Canada Games team, July 17, Torbay

July 17
Minister announces flag bearer for opening ceremonies of 2001 Canada Summer Games
Minister announces Newfoundland winner of Atlantic Provinces 2001 Youth Hunting and Fishing Exchange

July 20
Tely 10 trophies on loan
Provincial parks participate in national Parks Day

July 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception celebrating Conception Bay Museum as Receiving the World Communications site, July 25, Harbour Grace

July 25
Minister pleased area has been recognized for historical significance

July 26
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference to officially open Tri-Fest 2001, July 27, Corner Brook
Star-B-Q to take place at Butter Pot Provincial Park

July 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to host reception  to celebrate Cape St. Mary's Ecological Reserve winning the 2001 Attractions Canada Award, July 28, Cape St. Mary's
Government pleased to support Tri-Fest 2001

July 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception celebrating Heart's Content Cable Station as Receiving the World Communications site, August 2, Heart's Content
Province poised for growth in cultural travel tourism market


August 2
An Unmistakable Sound: Marconi's Transatlantic Success draws 1,000 visitors to Provincial Archives of Newfoundland since July 12 exhibit opening

August 3
Activities during August at Provincial Historic Sites in Grand Falls-Windsor
Minister announces plans to establish advisory committees to the Arts and Culture Centres

August 6
Minister provides updates on 2001 tourism season
Minister comments on fire at Cape Bonavista lighthouse

August 7
Ministers encouraged Marine Atlantic negotiations to re-open; essential nature of service being addressed
Minister extends best wishes to Canada Games athletes
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception, Cape Race Wireless Telegraph Station, August 10, Cape Race (only land-based station to pick up Titanic's distress call)

August 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Opening reception celebrating Fogo Marconi Wireless Station Site as a Receiving the World Communications site, August 11, Fogo
A celebration of Scottish heritage at the Commissariat House

August 9
Minister announces heritage grants for 2001-02

August 27
Minister congratulates Team Newfoundland and Labrador

August 28
Minister extends condolences to the family of the late Al Pittman

August 31
Minister announces curators for aboriginal exhibits at The Rooms
Provincial parks to close for the season
NOTE TO EDITORS: Signing of Municipal Stewardship Agreements


September 4
Municipal Stewardship Agreement signed with the Town of Gambo

September 5
Municipal Stewardship Agreement signed with the Town of Springdale

September 10
Hunting seasons officially open

September 13
Provincial parks to offer winter camping and camping unit storage

September 14
Minister responds to comments on park closings

September 18
International Walk to School Day

September 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Wireless Congress to proceed

September 24
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister's responsible for tourism meeting, September 25, St. John's - Version fran�aise

September 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: Premier to unveil an original restored Marconi kite
Ministers agree on a plan to strengthen the tourism industry

September 28
Minister comments on Quidi Vidi development


October 3 
Pine marten program begins second year in central Newfoundland
Revised trapping season dates in northern Labrador

October 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

October 19
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to receive records on history of Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs, October 22, St. John's

October 22
Minister accepts SONRA records for Provincial Archives holdings

October 23
Marconi exhibit concludes October 31

October 29
Culture and Heritage official appointed to national board

October 30
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador's semi-annual conference, October 31, Corner Brook


November 1 
Firearm Safety/Hunter Education Course deadline for big game licence draw

November 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to be guest speaker at Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame Banquet, November 3, St. John's
Provincial park camping usage up

November 7
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in opening of Governor Davidson's St. John's exhibit, November 9, St. John's

November 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to address Association of Cultural Industries AGM, November 10, St. John's

November 9
Minister accepts former Newfoundland Governor's diaries for Provincial Archives Holdings and opens new exhibit

November 15
Minister announces new chairperson for Marble Mountain

November 21
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, November 22, St. John's, Subject: Endangered Species Legislation
Minister announces opening of three caribou zones in Labrador

November 22
Minister to introduce endangered species legislation
NOTE TO EDITORS: Official opening of Atlantic Wings exhibit, November 22, Gander

November 27
Minister encouraged by Labour Board ruling
Minister comments on arrival of Tango in province

November 28
Amendments to Historic Resources Act


December 3 
Minister announces opening of the Orma South Caribou Zone in Labrador
Amendments to the Highway Signage Policy

December 5
Minister announces opening of Michikamau East and Twin Falls Caribou Zones in Labrador
NOTE TO EDITORS: News conference, December 6, St. John's, Subject: Minister to receive recommendations on development of heritage policy for province

December 10
Minister announces opening of Colville Lake and Michikamau West Zones in Labrador
Cape Bonavista lighthouse repairs progressing well

December 11
NOTE TO EDITORS: Closing ceremony for Receiving the World Celebrations to proceed, December 12, St, John's

December 14
Government establishes boxing commission

December 17
Minister extends condolences to family of late Minnie White

December 21
Applications available for Athlete Assistance Program

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