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July 15, 2010

Provincial Government Invests $51,750 in Trinity North Heritage

Heritage organizations in the Trinity North region have received $51,750 in operational and project support funding through the province's Cultural Economic Development program.

"The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to support those who work to collect, preserve, and promote the province's cultural heritage," said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. "We are indebted to all organizations and individuals who are committed to safeguarding our past for present and future generations."

Budget 2010 investments in the Trinity North region are as follows:

  • Trinity Historical Society — A total of $35,900: $31,450 in operational support; $2,450 for a project to enable blacksmith Wade Ivany to attend a course in forge welding at the New England School of Metalwork in Michigan, and $2,000 for a project to conduct research for a new exhibit in 2012 that will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the invasion of Trinity by the French in 1762, and the 200th anniversary of the rebuilding of Fort Point in 1812;
  • Cape Random Trust — $14,850 in operational support; and,
  • Clarenville Heritage Society — $1,000 in operational support.

"I am delighted the Provincial Government continues to support and promote the province's cultural heritage," said the Honourable Ross Wiseman, MHA for Trinity North. "These three organizations have a long history of working with community partners in preserving and advancing the understanding of our proud history."

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 applications are considered based on the strength of the business plans, vision and potential for development within the sector. For more information on the CEDP program for heritage organizations, and application guidelines, visit:

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061  
Caroline Frost
Constituency Assistant
to the Hon. Ross Wiseman, MHA
Trinity North

 2010 07 15                                                 11:10 a.m.

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