Tourism, Culture and Recreation
July 7, 2010
Investments of $107,500
made in Ferryland Area Heritage
Heritage organizations in the Ferryland
area have received $107,500 in operational and project support through
the province's Cultural Economic Development Program.
"The Ferryland area has a rich history
and culture and, in the Colony of Avalon, boasts one of the most
significant archaeological sites in North America," said the Honourable
Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. "As a
Provincial Government, we continue to invest in heritage initiatives
throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, recognizing that each is
significant in its own right."
Investments in the Ferryland region are
Colony of Avalon — $84,240 in total
support: $76,000 in operational support, $6,240 to provide a 10-week
internship in the conservation laboratory, and $2,000 to research,
document and reconstruct excavated Northern Italian pottery;
Cape Race-Portugal Cove South
Heritage Inc. — $16,960 in operational support;
Witless Bay Heritage Committee —
$3,000 in total support: $2,000 to assist in preparing an inventory
of historically-significant structures and landmarks in Witless Bay,
and $1,000 in operational support;
Ferryland Historical Society —
$2,300 in operational support; and,
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Heritage
Museum — $1,000 in operational support.
"These investments are most welcome,"
said Ferryland MHA Keith Hutchings. "The continued financial support of
the Williams Government in the heritage sector is crucial to the
economic and cultural development of these important sites and projects
in the region."
The 2010 Cultural Economic Development
Program (CEDP) is providing $1.27 million for operational and project
support to the heritage sector, and about $1.2 million to the
professional arts sector, for a total of almost $2.5 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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Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
Government Members Office
2010 07 07