Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2008

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December


January 9
Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2008 Winter Events

January 10
Funding Provided for Recreation Infrastructure

January 11
Minister Names Chef de Mission, Encourages Applicants for 2009 Canada Summer Games Mission Staff

January 16
Minister Says St. John�s Has Claim to "Oldest City" Status

January 18
Contract Awarded for Arts and Culture Centres Review

January 21
Winter Tourism Campaign Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of the Season
Province Congratulates Corner Brook on Successful Bid to Host 2009 ECMA Awards

January 22
Two Labrador Communities Receive Help to Upgrade Ski Facilities

January 23
New Chair Appointed to Marble Mountain Development Corporation


February 6
Another International Travel Guide Recommends Newfoundland and Labrador as Destination of Choice

February 7
Minister Calls on Federal Government to Announce Support for Cupids400

February 8
Local Musicians Have Strong Presence at 20th East Coast Music Awards

February 11
ECMA Honours Presented to Local Industry Leaders

February 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador AGM

February 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Heritage Day Event

February 18
Tourism Growth Highlighted at Industry�s 25th AGM and Conference
Update Provided on T�Railway Provincial Park Structures
Media Advisory: Ministers to Provide Update on the T�Railway Provincial Park
Minister Joins Heritage Foundation to Mark Heritage Day, Announce Poster Contest Winners

February 20
Vote Online to Bring Hockeyville to Port aux Basques

February 29
Appointments Made to First Provincial Historic Commemorations Board
Minister Urges Further Federal Commitment to Support Cupids400


March 4
Provincial Government Focuses on Cultural Tourism
Online Voters Help Port aux Basques Win First Round of Hockeyville 2008
Premier Congratulates Gordon Pinsent on Genie Award Win

March 7
Annual March Hare Events Continue in Corner Brook

March 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Cain�s Quest Event

March 14
Them Days Inc. Receives Funding to Ensure Protection of Unique Archival Collection
Government Provides $700,000 Facelift to Stephenville Arts and Culture Centre

March 18
Local Choirs Among Recipients of Cultural Funding

March 24
New Opportunities Explored with St. Pierre et Miquelon

March 25
Minister Congratulates Manning Award Recipients

March 26
Province Appoints Members to Film Development Corporation Board

Federal-Provincial Bilateral Agreement to Increase Sport Participation in Newfoundland and Labrador

March 27
Vote Online for Gros Morne National Park to Become One of New Seven Wonders of Nature

March 28
Vote for Port Aux Basques in Final Round of Hockeyville Competition



April 1
Arts and Culture Centres Get Ready for 2008 Spring and Summer Lineups

April 4
Newfoundland and Labrador Culture Takes Centre Stage
Minister to Attend Launch of Art Exhibit at Rideau Hall

April 7
Minister Congratulates Newfoundland and Labrador�s Stars and Legends of Sport

April 10
Ministerial Statement - Provincial Athlete Named to Canadian National Paralympic Team

April 16
Minister To Welcome 2008 Tylenol Players� Championship to Province

April 17
Appointments Made to Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council
Information Sessions to Focus on Highway Signage

April 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Take Part in Celebrating Bartlett 2009 Announcement

April 23
Minister Announces Additional Funding for
Celebrating Bartlett 2009

April 29
Budget 2008 Investments in Natural Resources, Business and Tourism Sectors Will Strengthen Province for Future Generations
Government Continues Strong Commitment to Labrador Through Northern Strategic Plan

April 30
Ministerial Statement - Culture and Heritage Focus of Historica Fairs



May 2
Media Advisory: Minister to Present Artist of the Year Award

Minister Announces Opening Dates for Visitor Information Centres
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Colony of Avalon Foundation AGM

May 5
Minister Congratulates Arts Council Award Winners

May 7
Ministerial Statement - Minister Notes Milestone in Filmmaking Industry

May 13
Ministerial Statement - Minister Pays Tribute to Helen Parsons Shepherd

May 15
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Infrastructure Funding for Marble Mountain Resort

May 16
Minister to Take Part in Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival
Province Invests $1.2 Million in Marble Mountain Infrastructure

May 22
Media Advisory: Premier�s Athletic Awards Reception

Premier Pays Tribute to Newfoundland and Labrador Athletes

May 23
Four New Regional Recreation Directors To Increase Opportunities in Rural Communities

May 26
Province Experiencing Banner Iceberg Season

May 27
Minister Emphasizes Need to Increase Physical Activity During Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meetings in Victoria

May 29
Projects Announced for Bonavista Peninsula
Media Advisory: Minister to Address School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador AGM
SSNL to Hold Annual Meeting This Weekend

May 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Coaker Symposium
Media Advisory: Minister to Present Arts and Letters Awards

Minister Joins Industry Association to Launch Tourism Awareness Week


June 2
Minister Joins in Presentation of 2008 Arts and Letters Awards
Next Phase of Placentia�s Town Square Project Underway
Provincial Government Contributes $50,000 to Historic Anniversary Celebrations

June 5
Premier Congratulates Cleary on Stanley Cup Win

June 9
Province Acquires 67 Works Under Art Bank Program

June 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend North Atlantic Fiddle Convention Event

June 12
Province Expresses Disappointment Over Latest Marine Atlantic Cost Increase

June 13
Province Provides $50,000 to Support North Atlantic Fiddle Convention

June 16
Recreation Month Activities Focus on Need to Increase Physical Activity

June 17
More than $300,000 Invested in Summer Cultural Events

June 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Heritage Run Tourism Association AGM

June 25
Museum Week Celebrates Province�s Rich History
Fresh Air Tourism Campaign Launched in Ottawa

June 27
Mission Staff Announced for 2009 Canada Summer Games

June 30
Province Anxiously Awaits Arrival of Stanley Cup



July 2
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Official Opening of Provincial Sport and Training Centre

July 3
Aboriginal Groups Provided $95,000 in Funding to Support Cultural Heritage Initiatives
Provincial Sport and Training Centre Officially Opens
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Provincial Involvement in Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

July 4
Newfoundland and Labrador to be Highlighted at Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

July 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Investment in Provincial Historic Sites

July 9
Media Advisory: Ministers Available to Media
New Investment in Provincial Historic Sites Designed to Enhance Programming and Visitor Experience

July 10
NL Summer Games Track and Field Events to be Held in Stephenville

July 11
Newfoundland and Labrador Opens Giant Window to Fresh Air in Toronto

July 16
Ferryland Heritage Investments Total Over $98,000

July 17
Publishing Industry Benefits From $200,000 Investment

Terra Nova Communities Benefit from Heritage Investment

July 18
Down to the Dirt to be Featured at Toronto Film Festival

Trinity North Region Receives Heritage Funding

July 21
Heritage Investments in Bonavista North Total Over $73,000

July 22
Burin-Placentia West Receives Support for Heritage Initiatives

July 23
Trinity-Bay de Verde Communities Benefit from Heritage Investments

July 24
Province Invests $81,400 in Bonavista Area Heritage

July 25
Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Receives $100,000 in Support
Signal Hill Tattoo Supported Through $54,000 Investment

July 28
Grenfell Historic Society Provided Over $27,000

July 29
Battle Harbour Historic Trust Receives Heritage Funding Support

July 30
People in Downtown Toronto Get Carried Away With Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Promotion

July 31
Investment in Community Heritage Projects Highlights Ongoing Support for Sector Initiatives
Province Invests Over $29,000 in Operational Support to North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander


August 1
Newfoundland and Labrador to Compete at North American Indigenous Games

August 6
Railway Coastal Museum Receives Over $50,000 for Operations

August 7
Over 1,300 Athletes to Compete at 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

August 11
Beyond the Overpass Theatre Provided $25,000 for Operations
Funding Helps Communities Develop Recreational Programs

August 12
2009 Labrador Winter Games Board of Directors Announced

August 13
Literary Sector Receives $124,500 in Provincial Government Support
Provincial Athletes Bring Home 18 Medals from North American Indigenous Games

August 14
Province Asks Federal Government to Review Arts Funding Cuts
Stephenville Theatre Festival Supported through $25,000 Investment

August 15
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Closing Ceremonies of Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

August 18
Minister Responds to Further Arts and Culture Program Cuts by the Federal Government
2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games a Success

August 20
Newfoundland and Labrador Paralympian off to Beijing

August 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Tuckamore Festival

August 22
Placentia Area Theatre d�Heritage Receives Funding Support

August 28
Visual Arts Sector Receives Provincial Support

August 29
Provincial Government Provides Funding to Help Preserve Wonderful Grand Band Television Series


September 2
Province Provides Support for Performing Arts

September 8
Province Receives Arts and Culture Centre Report

September 9
Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2008 Fall Events

September 11
Province Pilots Visitor Satisfaction Program
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for East Coast Trail

September 12
East Coast Trail Receives More Than $728,000 in Provincial Support for Extension and Maintenance
Targa Newfoundland Attracts Visitors, Boosts Economy

September 18
Labrador Winter Games to be Held in 2010

September 19
Minister to Attend Celebration of Rising Tide�s 30th Anniversary

September 23
Province Supports Artistic Efforts of Francophone Community

September 24
Qu�bec City Meeting to Focus on Federal Cuts to Cultural Programming

September 26
Newfoundlander Named Female Athlete of the Year for Canada

Funding Provided to Association of Cultural Industries

September 29
Well-Being of People Living on North Coast of Labrador Highlights Ministers� Visit
Provincial/Territorial Ministers Urge Federal Government to Reverse Decision on Cuts to Arts Programming

September 30
Appointments Made to Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador



October 2
Red Tape Reduction Relieving the Burden on Province�s Businesses

Women�s Film Festival Receives $40,000 in Financial Support

October 7
Travel Trade Show Promotes Atlantic Canada as a World-Class Vacation Destination

October 8
National Soccer Championships a Treat for Fans

October 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of St. John�s International Women�s Film Festival

October 16
February 26, 2010 is Newfoundland and Labrador Day at Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

October 17
Museum Association AGM to Focus on Partnerships, Promotion

October 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Golf Newfoundland and Labrador AGM
$45,000 Provided to Golf Newfoundland and Labrador To Support Education and Marketing Efforts

October 24
The Rooms Celebrates One of its Own

October 28
Cruise Association Receives $50,000 to Bolster Marketing Efforts

October 30
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Receives Marketing Support
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Recreation Infrastructure Funding

October 31
Media Advisory: News Conference Regarding Recreation Infrastructure Postponed
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend ECMA News Conference


November 3
East Coast Music Association Receives $225,000 in Support from Province

November 7
Simani Honoured for Musical Contribution

November 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Recreation Infrastructure Funding

November 12
Increased Support Provided for Recreation Infrastructure

November 13
Media Advisory: Provincial Representatives to Address Atlantic Wellness Forum in Prince Edward Island

November 14
Call for Submissions to Provincial Art Bank Program
Increased Funding Supports Publishers' Marketing Efforts
Atlantic Provinces Explore Regional Strategies to Promote Health

November 18
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch Historic Commemorations Program

November 19
Provincial Historic Commemorations Program Launched

November 20
Website Launch Highlights Provincial Efforts to Promote Active, Healthy Lifestyles

Molson Senior Men�s Provincial Basketball Championships

November 21
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay to Reach 41 Communities in Newfoundland and Labrador

November 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association



December 5
Arts and Letters Submission Deadline Approaching

December 8
Premier Encourages Applicants for Athletic Awards
Milestone Appointment in Tourism Industry Acknowledged

December 12
Torchbearer Opportunities Available for 2010 Winter Olympics

December 15
Newfoundland and Labrador Named World�s Top Travel Secret

December 16
International Appalachian Trail Progressing In Western Newfoundland

December 17
Media Advisory: Ceremony to Rename Arts and Culture Centre in Gander

Arts and Culture Centre in Gander Renamed in Honour of Joseph R. Smallwood

December 19
Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2009 Winter Lineup

Decemebr 23
2009 Hall of Fame Cup Basketball Rankings

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