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January 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Bartlett 2009 Event

January 9
Schooner�s Visit a Highlight of 2009 Bartlett Celebrations

January 13
New Television Ads Introduced in 2009 Tourism Campaign

January 15
Harbour Grace in the Running for Hockeyville 2009

January 19
Resident Campaign Promotes Winter Tourism Activities

January 20
Young Artists Encouraged to Apply for Program to Coincide with 2009 Canada Summer Games in P.E.I.

January 21
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Major Entertainment Announcement

January 22
Premier Welcomes Return of Juno Awards in 2010

January 29
Tourism Marketing Efforts Earn International Acclaim


February 2
Harbour Grace Moves to Second Round of Hockeyville 2009

February 3
Visitor Experiences Highlighted on Tourism Website Travel Blog

February 4
Minister Congratulates 2009 Juno Award Nominees

February 5
Media Advisory: Vision for Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism to be Launched at Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Convention

February 6
Provincial Government and Tourism Industry Unveil Long-Term Vision for Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
Awards Recognize Contributions to Tourism Industry

February 10
Newfoundland and Labrador to �Make Some Noise� to Mark One-Year Countdown to the 2010 Winter Games


February 16
Heritage Day Activities Focus on "Saving Places Built to Last"

February 17
Appointments Made to The Rooms Board of Directors

February 20
Artistic Fraud Theatre Production Among Latest Projects to Receive Provincial Government Arts Sector Support

February 24
Province�s First 2010 Winter Olympics Torchbearer Named

February 25
February 26 Marks One-Year Countdown to Newfoundland and Labrador Day at 2010 Olympic Games
NIFCO to Expand Training and Professional Development Initiatives

February 26
ECMA Awards, Festival and Conference Opens in Corner Brook

February 27
Cast Your Votes to Crown Harbour Grace Hockeyville 2009



March 2
Minister Congratulates ECMA Award Winners

March 13
Over $90,000 in Provincial Government Support Towards Expanded Cain�s Quest Snowmobile Race

March 20
Province Acquires 71 Original Works of Art Under Art Bank Program

March 26
Record Budget 2009 Investments Advance Health and Well-Being in Newfoundland and Labrador
Economic Stimulus Investments in Budget 2009 Top $900 Million
A Green Investment: Budget 2009 Invests in the Environment

March 27
Minister Congratulates 2008 Winterset Award Winner
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Stars and Legends Gala
Manning Awards Recognize Community Commitment to Preservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage

March 30
Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Names Hall of Fame Inductees and Award Winners
Ministerial Statement - Minister Congratulates New Chair of Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association



April 1
Media Advisory: Premier�s Athletic Awards Reception

April 2
Ministerial Statement - Minister Announces Regional Games Going Smoke-Free
Premier Honours Newfoundland and Labrador�s Top Young Athletes

April 13
Minister Hopes Province Can Benefit from $100 Million Marquee Tourism Events Program

April 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Festival 500 Funding Announcement

April 15
Provincial Government Announces Funding for Festival 500 Sharing the Voices

April 21
Media Advisory: Ministers to Announce Next Step in Implementation of New Highway Signage System

April 22
Province Moving Forward with Highway Signage Initiative

April 23
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Major Sporting Event

April 24
Grand Falls-Windsor to Host 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

April 28
Cultural Olympiad 2010 Lineup to Feature Fear of Flight by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland

April 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce School Program for Newfoundland and Labrador Day at the Olympics
Visitor Information Centres Open May 4
Ministerial Statement - Television Production a Major Boost to Province�s Film Industry


May 1
Schools to Celebrate Newfoundland and Labrador Day at the Olympics

May 4
Request for Proposals Issued on Recreation Infrastructure Needs for the Northeast Avalon

May 5
Ministerial Statement - Investments Lend Support to Community-Based Heritage Initiatives

May 7
Enter Stage Right! The Theatre Arts Festival Begins

May 11
Golf Newfoundland and Labrador Begins Year 2 of Market Action Plan

May 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Southern Avalon Tourism Association

May 13
Tourism Website Upgrades Trip Planning Map Features

May 14
Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre Theatre to be Named in Honour of Musical Director

May 15
Provincial Historic Sites Open for 2009 Season
Commemorative Stamp Pays Tribute to the Newfoundland Pony
Media Advisory: Arts and Letters Awards to be Presented on Saturday at The Rooms

May 19
Minister Congratulates 2009 Arts and Letters Award Winners

May 22
Regional Games Program Focuses on Participation

May 28
Local Film-makers Have Works Screened at Cannes

May 29
Media Advisory: Premier to Make Announcement in Cupids

SSNL Holding Provincial Track and Field Championships This Weekend


June 1
Cupids Legacy Centre Receives Additional $1.8M from Province
Media Advisory: Auditorium to be Named in Honour of Lawrence O�Brien

June 2
Media Advisory: Government and Tourism Industry to Name New Tourism Board Members
Labrador Performance Space Named in Honour of Lawrence O�Brien

June 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Heritage Run Tourism Association AGM
Government and Industry Name New Tourism Board Members

June 5
Get Up and Move � Just for the Fun of It!

June 8
Minister Announces Funding for Community Heritage Organizations

June 12
10,000 Years in the Making: St. Anthony Hosts Iceberg Festival

June 17
Summer Theatre Festivals Supported Through $243,000 Investment

June 18
Hey Rosetta! Makes 2009 Polaris Music Prize Long List
Media Advisory: Minister to Address North Atlantic Marina and Recreational Boating Conference

June 23
Treasure Troves Ready for Discovery During Museum Week
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Launch of Tourism Ambassador Program

June 26
Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Industry Boosted Through Renewal of Atlantic Canada Tourism Partnership

June 29
Theatre Sector Receives Additional $88,158 to Support Professional Activities at Home and Abroad
Investment Supports Presentation of Carbonear Island History

June 30
First World War Servicemen with No Known Graves to be Honoured



July 2
Province Supports Athletes� Efforts to Excel

July 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Announcement in Bay Bulls

July 6
Provincial Government Increases Support for Community Recreation Programming

July 7
Province Invests Over $630,000 to Upgrade Mount Pearl Soccer Pitch

July 10
Premier to Welcome Arctic Schooner to Brigus to Help Mark Celebrating Bartlett 2009 Events
Exploits Valley Salmon Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

July 17
Province Invests Over $120,000 in Music Sector Events

July 21
Dance Groups Receives Cultural Economic Development Support
Newfoundland and Labrador a Trans-Atlantic Cruise Destination

July 23
Province Invests Over $70,000 in Visual Arts Sector

July 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Community Recreation Infrastructure Projects

July 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Open 3rd Annual Great Fogo Island Punt Race
Over 40 Communities Benefit from Investment in Recreation Infrastructure

July 28
Provincial Government Invests Over $370,000 in Carbonear-Harbour Grace Recreation Infrastructure
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Canada Games Flagbearer at Athletes� Rally

July 30
Rebecca Power Named Flagbearer for Team Newfoundland and Labrador at Canada Games

July 31
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Investment in Mary March Provincial Museum Project


August 3
Province Unveils Architectural Plan for Expansion of Mary March Provincial Museum

August 4
Publishers� Assistance Program Provides $200,000 Investment

August 6
Literary Sector Receives Almost $116,000 Through Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP)

August 7
Media Advisory: Premier to Take Part in Unveiling of Hebron Memorial

August 10
Memorial to Former Residents of Hebron Unveiled

August 12
Community-Based Heritage Projects Receive Over $116,000

August 14
Minister Wishes Athletes Well at Canada Summer Games

August 17
Province Supports Wonderbolt Circus Production

August 18
Ministers Strive to Increase Physical Activity Levels in Children and Youth

August 20
Stories and Songs of Placentia Area to be Highlighted

August 28
Over $95,000 Invested in Provincial Sports Organizations


September 1
Team Newfoundland and Labrador Enjoys Success at 2009 Canada Summer Games in P.E.I.

September 4
Caribou Resource Committee Established to Bring Stakeholder Perspective to the Table

September 8
Early Indicators Point to Positive Tourism Performance
Resident Tourism Marketing Campaign Designed to Extend Successful Performance into Fall

September 9
Safe, Healthy Schools a Priority as New School Year Begins

Provincial Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2009 Fall Schedule

September 10
Media Advisory: Minister Attending Tourism Meetings

September 11
Minister Raises Marine Atlantic Fleet Renewal at Meeting of Federal and Provincial Tourism Ministers
Provincial Historic Commemorations Board Calls for Nominations
East Coast Trail to Expand its Network with Provincial Government Investment

September 15

Media Advisory: Infrastructure Funding Announcement in Paradise

September 16

Province Invests Over $620,000 in Paradise Wellness Centre

September 18

Permanent Irish Exhibit to Open at The Rooms

September 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Join in Commemorating Terry Fox
Marketing Campaign, Tourism Operators Nominated for Prestigious Industry Awards

September 25
Minister Congratulates Up-and-Coming Newfoundland and Labrador Filmmakers

September 28
Newfoundland and Labrador Prepares for the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay

September 30
Arts and Letters Submission Deadline is January 15



October 5
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Film Festival News Conference

October 6
Increase to Marine Atlantic Fuel Surcharge Will Hurt Province�s Tourism Efforts: Minister
Province Provides $60,000 to Support 20th St. John�s International Women�s Film Festival

October 8
Female Athletes Recognized During Women�s History Month

October 14
Three New Appointees to Marble Mountain Board

October 15
Family History Society Marks 25th Anniversary

October 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Trail Opening and Hindu Celebration
Support for Marine Atlantic Fleet Renewal Plan Discussed During Meeting with Federal Transport Minister

October 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening Night of St. John�s International Women�s Film Festival

October 29
Newfoundland and Labrador Wins Big at 2009 ICE Awards



November 2
Ministers Proclaim Paralympic School Week
Rising Tide to Enhance Theatrical Production with Provincial Government Support

November 3
Landing Site for First Transatlantic Cable Recognized Nationally
Royal Visit Shines Spotlight on Cupids400 Celebrations

November 5
November Proclaimed Archives Month

November 10
Minister to Welcome Olympic Torch Relay to Newfoundland and Labrador  (Version fran�aise)

November 13
Media Advisory: Capital Region Welcomes Torch Relay
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Music NL Awards Gala

November 16
Spotlight Shines on Province�s Music Industry at MusicNL Awards

November 19
Battle Harbour to Undertake Improvements
Federal Auditor General�s Report Confirms Province�s Position on Marine Atlantic Fleet Renewal

November 20
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend SportNL Annual General Meeting

November 23
Minister Congratulates Soccer Association Award Winners and Hall of Fame Inductees

November 24
Newfoundland and Labrador Publishers Receive Funding for Professional Development Opportunities

November 25
Province Invests an Additional $63,000 in Cultural Projects

November 26
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association
Republic of Doyle Production Setting Records

November 27
Premier�s Athletic Awards Application Deadline Approaching



December 2
Ministerial Statement - Minister Congratulates Torch Relay Organizers

December 4
Unrequited Death: Helen Gregory, Curated by Lisa Moore, Opens Today at The Rooms

December 8
MUN Director of Athletics Named Chef de Mission for 2011 Canada Winter Games

December 11

Support for Western Region Tourism Initiatives Stronger Than Ever

December 14
Applications for Seniors� Recreation Grants Available
Ministerial Statement - Recent Discoveries in Cupids Highlighted

December 15
Provincial Government Invests Over $150,000 in Burin Peninsula Recreation Infrastructure
Restoration of Colonial Building Hits Milestone

December 17
Ministerial Statement - Tourism Marketing Efforts Recognized Worldwide
Minister Congratulates Luke Adam on Being Named to Team Canada�s 2010 World Junior Hockey Squad

December 30

Provincial Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2010 Winter Schedule

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