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August 2, 2010

More Than $22,800 Provided to Support Humber East Heritage Groups

The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today announced that a total of $22,810 in operational and project support has been provided to two heritage organizations in the Humber East region through the 2010 Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP).

"The Provincial Government is committed to supporting the dedicated people who preserve and promote the rich and diverse heritage of our province," said the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. "We are proud to invest in our valuable heritage assets, and to help ensure they are shared with residents and visitors alike."

Budget 2010 investments in the region are as follows:

  • Corner Brook Museum and Archives - $20,390 in total: $11,610 in operational support and $8,780 for a project to replicate an exhibit on the noted cartographer and explorer, Captain James Cook, and his experiences in Newfoundland and Canada. This exhibit was initially developed last year for the Captain James Cook Museum in Whitby, England, with research assistance from the Corner Brook Museum and Archives; and,
  • Railway Society of Newfoundland - $2,420 in operational support.

The Honourable Tom Marshall, MHA for Humber East, welcomed the investment. "I am pleased with the funding provided to these two organizations," said Minister Marshall. "Local volunteers with these organizations spend countless hours ensuring that the rich history and culture of the region is documented and preserved for the benefit of area residents and visitors alike."

Budget 2010: The Right Investments — For Our Children and Our Future provides $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 business plans, vision and potential for economic development within the sector. For more information on the CEDP program and application guidelines, visit:

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Media contacts:

Heather May
Director of Communications
Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061


Lary Wells
Executive Assistant
to the Hon. Tom Marshall,
MHA Humber East

2010 08 02                                                  11:20 a.m.

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