Tourism, Culture and Recreation
July 29, 2008

Battle Harbour Historic Trust Receives Heritage Funding Support

The Battle Harbour Historic Trust, Inc., which owns and operates the Battle Harbour National Historic District in Labrador, has received a total of $39,525 in operation and project support through the province�s Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP).

The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, said the restored 19th century fishing community, located on a small island in the Labrador Sea, represents an important aspect of this province�s fishing heritage.

�This remote, rugged, and incredibly scenic location was once known as the saltfish capital of Labrador,� said Minister Jackman. �It is an excellent example of how we can develop our heritage resources into a compelling cultural tourism product.�

Funding to the Battle Harbour Historic Trust includes $36,525 in operational support and $3,000 to research local legends and lore that will be developed into an evening interpretative walk to further bring the site alive for visitors.

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.

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 29                                               10:25 a.m.

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