Tourism, Culture and Recreation
July 21, 2008
Investments in Bonavista North
Total Over $73,000
Heritage organizations and museums in the Bonavista
North region of the province have received operational and project
funding totalling $73,496 through the Cultural Economic Development
The Cape Freels Heritage Trust has received $64,157 in
operational funding, while other investments are as follows:
Greenspond Historical Society � A total of
$3,842 � $1,142 in operational funding and $2,700 in project
funding to complete an inventory of historic properties in
Greenspond. Research will be placed on the Heritage Foundation
of Newfoundland and Labrador�s website to raise awareness of the
built heritage in the community.
Bonavista North Regional Museum and Gallery �
$2,757 in operational support.
Banting Historical Trust Inc., Musgrave
Harbour � $1,573 in operational support.
Fisherman�s Museum, Musgrave Harbour � $1,167
in operational support.
The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism,
Culture and Recreation, said these investments benefit communities and
contribute to efforts to preserve and promote Newfoundland and
Labrador�s rich heritage.
"The people who work within these community-based
organizations � many of whom are volunteers � are committed to the
preservation of our unique heritage assets," said Minister Jackman.
"These investments are representative of the Provincial Government�s
efforts to ensure their work continues."
Harry Harding, MHA for Bonavista North, said these
investments are welcomed within local communities. "Our roots are quite
unique, and deserve to be preserved and shared," said Mr. Harding.
"These heritage investments clearly demonstrate the importance our
government places on our wonderful culture and heritage, of which we are
The 2008 Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP)
is providing $1.15 million for operational and project support to the
heritage sector, and about $1.2 million to the professional arts sector,
for a total of more than $2.3 million.
CEDP projects are selected based on the strength of
the business plans, vision and potential for development within the
sector. For more information on the CEDP program and application
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Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
2008 07 21