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January 4
Provincial archives prepares for move to The Rooms

January 11
Deadline approaching to submit applications for Premier�s Athletic Awards

January 12
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to officially announce opening date for The Rooms�

January 13
Minister announces opening date and appointment of CEO for The Rooms

January 17
2005 Newfoundland and Labrador Travel Guide available for distribution

January 20
Applications available for Arts and Letters Awards
Trinity Historical Society receives support to develop database for Trinity Museum

January 25
Provincial Archives launches two new Web sites


February 2
Provincial Archives to reduce operational hours in preparation for move to The Rooms

February 3
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend 22nd annual HNL convention, Corner Brook

February 18
NOTE TO EDITORS:  Minister to attend Rendezvous 2005 Banquet, Corner Brook

February 24
Artists selected for National Artist Program


March 9
Increased non-resident tourism expenditures in 2004; positive outlook for 2005

March 21
Budget 2005 - Supporting creative people 

$2.4 million to support the growth of cultural industries
Supporting the continued growth of the film industry
Education and outreach to be hallmarks of The Rooms
Increased investment in sport and recreation
Budget 2005 builds on infrastructure commitments


April 4
Minister announces appointments to Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council

April 5
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to participate in NLAC news conference

April 22
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Happy Valley-Goose Bay Community Awards, April 23

April 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: First annual Premier's Athletic Awards reception, April 27, St. John�s
Premier's Athletic Awards recipients named

April 28
Government extends operating season of provincial Visitor Information Centres

April 29
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend 20th annual Arts Awards, April 30, Reid Theatre


May 6
Expanded season for Provincial Historic Sites

May 18
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give keynote address, St. John�s Board of Trade

May 25
NOTE TO EDITORS: 53rd annual Arts and Letters Awards

May 27
Government consults with community stakeholders on future of Marble Mountain Resort

May 30
2005 Arts and Letters Awards recipients announced


June 1
Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundlanders to be recognized in front of the House of Commons

June 2
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce list of sports for 2006 Deer Lake Winter Games

June 3
Chair of Board announced for 2006 Labrador Winter Games
Sports announced for 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

June 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to announce corporate sponsor for The Rooms

June 9
BMO signs on as corporate sponsor for The Rooms; opening ceremonies to be open to the public and feature Rick Mercer as the Master of Ceremonies
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to attend Founders Day Celebrations, Grand Falls-Windsor

June 10
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to give keynote address, Gander Chamber of Commerce

June 15
Government supports Colony of Avalon site, Ferryland

June 23
The Rooms Corporation - NOTE TO EDITORS: Media briefing for The Rooms official opening
Cape Bonavista lighthouse temporarily closed to public

June 24
Cape Bonavista Lighthouse to re-open tomorrow at 12:00 noon

June 29
The Rooms officially opens to the public


July 8
NOTE TO EDITORS: Government to rename Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre in honour of Gordon Pinsent

July 12
Government renames the Grand Falls-Windsor Arts and Culture Centre in honour of Gordon Pinsent

July 14
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - NLVA announces Canada Games Female Volleyball Team roster

July 27
NOTE TO EDITORS: Canada Games athletes rally


August 1
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Midget basketball teams off to national championships  

August 2 
Gros Morne National Park named one of top North American park destinations   

August 22
Minister congratulates Team Newfoundland and Labrador on performance at 2005 Canada Games


September 1
Minister seeks public views on potential exemptions from mandatory groomed snowmobile trail use permits

September 14
2006 Labrador Winter Games board of directors announced

September 19
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador - Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Association fall programs

Minister reports on meetings of ministers responsible for culture and heritage


October 7
Management plan released on future of Colonial Building

October 13
NOTE TO EDITORS: Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model presentation


November 2
Shallaway wins top international award

November 3
School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador - Provincial cross-country running championships this weekend in Plum Point

November 7
Marble Mountain receives more than half a million to improve ski conditions

November 10
Minister announces Art Procurement Program and assigns The Rooms to manage new adjudication process and submission guidelines

November 17
NOTE TO EDITORS: Colonial Building Open House

November 23
NOTE TO EDITORS: Minister to tour Western Region

November 25
54th Annual Provincial Arts and Letters Awards underway


December 13
Trail permit fees for snowmobile season remain among lowest in country

December 14
Minister expresses condolences

December 28
Cultural highlights of 2005 year-end review

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