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Tourism, Culture and Recreation
July 22, 2008

Burin-Placentia West Receives Support for Heritage Initiatives

The Burin-Placentia West region of the province has received a total of $22,827 through the Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP) to support heritage-related organizations and projects in the area.

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, said operational support has been provided to the Burin Heritage Tourism Association Inc., ($11,022) and to the Marystown Heritage Museum Corporation ($5,505).

The minister said the Town of Burin has received $6,300 in project funding to commemorate the tidal wave disaster of 1929. "The 1929 tidal wave was a seminal event in the history of the Burin Peninsula," said Minister Jackman. "The funding will be used to professionally design three interpretive panels to be used as part of a memorial site at Bridge�s Cove, Port au Bras, so that the event will be commemorated for future generations."

The 2008 Cultural Economic Development Program 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 guidelines, visit:

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Media contact:
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061

2008 07 22                                                10:15 a.m.

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