Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2010

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


January 6
Republic of Doyle TV Series to Showcase the Province

January 8
Culinary Students to Serve a Taste of Atlantic Canada at Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games

January 11
Minor Hockey Week Activities Include Celebration of Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador�s 75th Anniversary
Additional $6.35 Million Invested in Recreation Infrastructure

January 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend JUNO Announcement
Province Launches 2010 Tourism Campaign with Ancient Land

January 13
Republic of Doyle Garners Positive Ratings and Reviews

January 14
Media Advisory: Premier to Announce Vancouver Performers
Newfoundland and Labrador Artists Hit the World Stage at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

January 19
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement in Corner Brook

January 20
Arts and Culture Centres Spruced up to the Tune of $1.5 Million

January 22
Province Launches 2010 Resident Winter Tourism Campaign
Grown Up Movie Star Featured at Sundance Film Festival

January 27
Original Works Added to Provincial Art Bank Collection

January 28

Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Bonavista Stadium

January 29
Fresh Air Tourism Campaign Brings Home Gold


February 2
Tourism Marketing Campaign Wins Big - Again!

February 3

Media Advisory: Minister to Address Rotary Club of Avalon Northeast

February 5
Minister Announces Regional Plans to Celebrate Newfoundland and Labrador Day at the Olympics

February 9
Additional Artists to be Showcased During Vancouver 2010 Winter Games

February 15
Minister Joins Heritage Foundation to Celebrate Heritage Day

February 16
Aboriginal Youth from the Province Participate in the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games

February 18
Minister Announces Over $71,000 in Additional Cultural Sector Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Hospitality Industry

February 19
Regional Tourism Marketing Efforts to be Focus in 2010
Awards Recognize Contributions to Tourism

February 25
Town of Buchans Receives Recreation Infrastructure Funding
Newfoundland and Labrador Students Selected to Showcase Province�s Olympic Spirit

February 26
Province Celebrates Newfoundland and Labrador Day in Vancouver and at Regional Events in the Province


March 2
Erica Noonan to Represent Newfoundland and Labrador in Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Torch Relay
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce First Designations Under Provincial Historic Commemorations Program

March 3
Minister Announces Inaugural Historic Commemorations Designations

March 5
Labrador Winter Games Open Sunday
Media Advisory: Ministers to Attend Recognition Ceremony for Labradoria Clay Mural Project

March 11
Town of Cupids to Receive $1.5 Million for Municipal Improvements
Minister to Co-host Atlantic Canadian Athletes at Paralympic Winter Games Event in Whistler, B.C.

March 17
Several Community Groups to Benefit from Provincial Wellness Grants

March 19
2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games Open Tomorrow
Provincial Arts and Culture Centres Announce Spring Line-Up

March 23
Ministerial Statement - Newfoundland and Labrador Promoted Through Olympic, Paralympic Involvement

March 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Event in Botwood

March 29
Budget 2010: The Right Investments to Strengthen Provincial Healthcare

March 30

Minister Congratulates Literary Sector for Recent Successes
Minister Encourages Support for Bishop�s Falls in Effort to be Named Hockeyville 2010

March 31

Minister Congratulates Organizers of 2010 Winter Games
Province Contributes Over $42,400 to Bay Bulls Recreational Infrastructure



April 6
Appointments Made to Heritage Foundation Board

April 8
Historic Commemorations Board Welcomes New Member

April 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend SportNL Stars and Legends Awards Gala
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Recreation Funding Announcement
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Ruckus on the Edge Launch

April 12
Provincial Government Commits Over $387,000 to Recreational Programs for Seniors  

April 13
Media Advisory: Funding Announcement for T�Railway in Conception Bay South

April 14
Funding Announced for Conception Bay South T�Railway

April 16
Media Advisory: Premier, Minister to Join in JUNO Fever
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend 2010 Arts and Letters Awards  

April 20
Minister Congratulates Winners of the 58th Annual Arts and Letters Awards

April 22
Ministerial Statement - JUNO Week Showcases Local Talent, Hospitality

April 27
Media Advisory: Ministers to Launch New Website Dedicated to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

April 28
Media Advisory: Launch of New Website Dedicated to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Postponed
Media Advisory: New Time Set for Launch of Royal Newfoundland Regiment Website

April 29
Remembering the Great War: New Website Introduces Students to Soldiers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment

April 30
Encouraging Start Bodes Well for Tourism Year


May 3
Minister Introduces Pedestrian Trails Liability Protection Act

May 6
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Think Tank 2010 in Lewisporte

May 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Recognize Significant Donation to The Rooms
Northern Peninsula to Benefit From Job Creation Partnerships

May 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Canadian Museum Association Conference
Ministerial Statement - Economic Impact of JUNOs Felt in Hotel Industry

May 13
Bird Cove Receives $15,000 for Recreational Infrastructure

May 14
Conche Receives $15,000 to Build Community Playground

May 17
Jackson�s Arm Recreation Committee Provided Over $14,000 for Rink Repairs

May 18
Conne River Receives $15,000 for Softball Facility Upgrades
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Heart and Stroke Foundation Campaign

May 19
Bonavista�s Cabot Stadium Receives Infrastructure Funding
Ministerial Statement - $100,000 Investment in Defibrillators Designed to Save Lives

May 20
Media Advisory: Premier to Host Athletic Awards Reception
Applications for Capital Grants Available Online
Greater Lamaline Area Receives $15,000 for Purchase of Recreation Equipment

May 21
Newfoundland and Labrador�s Top Young Athletes Honoured
Bauline Recreation Centre Receives Community Capital Grant Support

May 25
Expansion Funding Provided for Holyrood Centennial Field Complex

May 26
Musgrave Harbour Receives Funding For Youth Centre

May 27
Funding Provided for Mount Moriah Recreation Infrastructure
Media Advisory: Expanded Mary March Provincial Museum to be Unveiled
Cultural Sector Gets Financial Boost

May 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend EVA Awards
$15,000 Provided for Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Community Centre
Unveiling of Expanded Mary March Provincial Museum Highlighted by New Travelling Exhibition

May 31
Grant Supports Recreational Opportunities in King�s Point
Media Advisory: Fogo Island Events Focus on Cultural, Tourism Pursuits
Media Advisory: Arbor Day Tree Planting
Residents to Receive "Summer Love" Brochure


June 1
Recreation Month Activities Highlight Importance of Physical Activity
Pilley�s Island Recreation Infrastructure to Get Upgrades

June 2
Musgravetown Provided $13,200 to Upgrade Walking Trail
Series of Cultural, Tourism Projects Unveiled on Fogo Island

June 3
Wabush Walking Trail Gets $15,000 for Upgrades
Minister Congratulates School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador on 40th Anniversary

June 4
Appleton Receives $6,500 for Beach Volleyball Court Development
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Tourism Awareness Week Launch

June 7
Badger Baseball Field Receives $10,400 for Fencing

June 8
Trinity Granted $12,100 in Support of Recreational Infrastructure
Ministerial Statement - Tourism Awareness Week Launched in Historic Cupids
Media Advisory: Minister to Release Vehicle Rental Report

June 9
Port au Port East to See Upgrades to Multi-Purpose Playing Field
Vehicle Rental Study Recognizes Crucial Link to Tourism

June 10
Southern Harbour Receives $15,000 to Purchase Exercise and Playground Equipment
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement in Grand Bank

June 11
Increased Investment Provided to Grand Bank Theatre Festival
Minister to Attend Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador�s AGM
$14,000 Provided for Churchill River Trail Improvements
Laughs All Around: Province Supports Annual Comedy Festival
Job Creation Partnerships Support District of Harbour Main

June 14
Indeavour Saga Exhibit Officially Opens

June 15
Ministerial Statement - Season Extension Initiatives Provide Early Boost to Tourism

June 16
Grant of $13,500 Supports Upgrades to Heart�s Delight-Islington Walking Trail

June 17
Point Leamington Receives $11,100 for Recreational Infrastructure

June 18
Placentia Softball Field Granted $15,000 for Upgrades

June 22
Nickel Independent Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years
Province Invests $66,000 in Bonavista North Heritage

June 23
Burin-Placentia West Receives Over $23,000 for Heritage Operations

June 24
Applications for 2011 National Artists Program Being Accepted
More Than $115,000 Provided for Bonavista South Heritage
Four-Star Facility on Northern Peninsula to Expand
Funding Provided for Carbonear Pool Storage Area

June 25
Provincial Government Supports Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Initiatives
Terra Nova Communities Benefit from Heritage Investments
Steady Brook to Upgrade Walking Trail, Playground

June 28
Over $17,800 Provided to Gander�s North Atlantic Aviation Museum

June 29
Baie Verte-Springdale Communities Benefit from Heritage Investments

June 30
Minister to Represent Province at Beaumont-Hamel Pilgrimage
2011 Canada Winter Games Mission Staff Named
Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador Receives Increased Funding
Lake Melville Heritage Groups Receive $52,930 for Operations
Stephenville Dome Receives $15,000 for Flooring Upgrades, Equipment Repairs


July 2
Stephenville Theatre Festival Receives Increased Operational Support
Over $30,000 Invested in Beyond the Overpass Theatre Company
St. Barbe Communities Benefit from Heritage Investments

July 5
Province Invests $11,860 in the Isles of Notre Dame Heritage

July 6
Carbonear-Harbour Grace Heritage Groups Receive over $12,000 to Support Operations

July 7
Investments of $107,500 made in Ferryland Area Heritage

July 8
Province Supports Efforts of Bell Island Heritage Society

July 9
Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival Receives Additional Funding
Provincial Government Invests Over $15,400 in Exploits Heritage

July 13
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for King George V Soccer Complex
Almost $69,000 Invested in St. John�s South Heritage
Provincial Government Invests in Mini Soccer Pitch

July 14
Stag Harbour Rink to Get $10,500 Upgrade
Province Supports Harbour Main Area Heritage Groups

July 15
Provincial Government Invests $51,750 in Trinity North Heritage

July 16
Torbay Museum/Heritage Committee Receives Over $17,200 in Heritage Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Belleoram Folk Festival
Regional Games Provide Opportunities for Physical Activity in Baie Verte
Clarenville Ready to Host Regional Games

July 19

Funding Provided to Torbay for Regional Games
Conception Bay South Receives $15,000 to Upgrade School Recreation Areas

July 20

Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of Girls National Soccer Championship
Writers� Alliance Receives Provincial Government Support
Latest Round of Cultural Sector Investment Exceeds $60,000

July 21
Neighbourhood Dance Works Benefits from Cultural Investment
Regional Games Event Provides Opportunity for Youth from Bay Bulls to Bauline East

July 22

Provincial Historic Commemorations Program Has New Website
Provincial Government Invests $31,350 in Bellevue Area Recreation Programs
Eastern Edge Gallery Benefits From Investment

July 23
Grand Bank Region Receives $33,330 in Recreational Development Funding

July 26
More than $46,000 Invested in Baie Verte-Springdale Recreation
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of French Shore Tapestry Exhibit

July 27
Recreational Development Support Provided to Bonavista North
New Tapestry Exhibit Officially Opened

July 28
Over $40,000 in Heritage Investments for Trinity-Bay De Verde
More than $24,300 Invested in Exploits Recreation
Provincial Government Supports Northern Peninsula Regional Games

July 29
Province Invests $183,858 for Training in Preparation for 2011 Canada Winter Games
Ferryland Region Receives $21,505 for Recreation Programs

July 30
Regional Visitor Information Centres Receive $153,300
Provincial Government Invests Over $15,000 in Fortune Bay-Cape La Hune Recreation
Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South Region Benefits from Heritage Investments


August 2
More Than $22,800 Provided to Support Humber East Heritage Groups
Port au Port Region Benefits From $15,675 in Community Recreational Development Funding
Government Invests $10,000 in Central Regional Games

August 3
The Isles of Notre Dame Recreation Programs Benefit from $14,410 Investment
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Funding for Upcoming Hockey Canada Events

August 4
Provincial Government Invests $200,000 to Support Three Hockey Canada Events

August 5
Cape St. Francis Region Benefits from Recreation Funding

August 6
Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society Benefits from $25,000 Cultural Investment
Funding Provided to Town of Burin for Regional Games
Government Invests More Than $11,000 in Grand Falls Windsor-Green Bay South Recreation

August 9
Over $25,600 Invested in Harbour Main Area Recreation

August 10
Torngat Mountains Recreation Programs Provided $15,565

August 11
St. Barbe Recreation Programs Get $16,500 Boost
Admiralty House Museum and Archives Benefits from $9,020 Heritage Investment

August 12
German Media to Tour Provincial Attractions
Over $25,000 Invested in Lewisporte Recreation
First Battens Placed as Minister Announces Support for Wooden Boat Museum
Media Availability: Ministers Moore and French to Address Annual Meeting of FPT Ministers Responsible for Culture
Five Job Creation Partnership Projects Support the Southern Shore Region

August 13
Federal�Provincial�Territorial Ministers Commit to Fostering Arts and Heritage in Changing Times  (Version fran�aise)
Grand Bank Communities Benefit from Heritage Investments
Placentia-St. Mary�s Region Receives Over $25,400 Investment in Recreation Programs

August 16
More Than $26,000 Invested in Trinity North Recreation

August 17
Media Advisory: Premier to Attend Unveiling Ceremony in Honour of Stanley Cup Champion Danny Cleary
Cupids400 Official Celebration to be Launched Tonight
Signal Hill Tattoo Celebrates Successful Season
Almost $29,000 Invested in Terra Nova Recreation
Premier Honours Stanley Cup Champion Danny Cleary

August 18
Minister to Attend Writers at Woody Point Festival
Humber Valley Region Receives $17,270 in Recreational Development Funding
Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Invest in Sport Participation

August 19
More Than $19,300 in Recreational Funding Invested in Burin-Placentia West Region

August 25
East Coast Trail Undertakes Further Expansion

August 26
Cabot Loop Region to Host Regional Games

August 27

Association of Heritage Industries Benefits from Provincial Investment

August 30
More than $19,000 Invested in Trinity-Bay de Verde Recreation Programs

August 31
Provincial Shooting Team Dominates North Atlantic Air Gun Championships for the Second Year Running


September 7
Film Producers Association of Newfoundland Benefit From Cultural Investment

September 9
Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Cooperative Receives $65,000 from Province
Job Creation Partnership Project Supports Hiking Infrastructure

September 10
Sequel to Summer Love Campaign Launched Province-wide

September 13
Provincial Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2010 Fall Schedule

September 14
Carbonear-Harbour Grace Residents to Benefit from Recreation Investment

September 15
More than $144,300 in Additional Funding Invested in Provincial Recreation Programming

September 21
Job Creation Partnership Projects Support Tourism and Heritage in Grand Bank Region
Public Advisory: Several Provincial Historic Sites and Visitor Information Centres Closed Due to Storm

September 22
Public Advisory: Some Provincial Historic Sites and Visitor Information Centres Remain Closed

September 23
Public Advisory: Bonavista, Trinity Historic Sites Closed Until Further Notice; Visitor Information Centres Open

September 24
Arts and Letters Submission Deadline is November 26

September 28
Association of Cultural Industries Benefits From $40,000 Provincial Investment

Public Advisory: Trinity Historic Sites Reopen

September 29
Gymnastics Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) Names Annual Awards Winners

September 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Address National Heritage Conference
Small Recreation and Sport Projects Supported Through $142,000 Provincial Government Investment


October 1
Minister Wishes Athletes Well at 2010 Commonwealth Games
Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations

October 4
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend News Conference Focusing on Official Grand Reopening of LSPU Hall
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Designations Under Provincial Historic Commemorations Program

October 5
Historic Commemorations Designations Announced
Resource Centre for the Arts Celebrates Newly-Renovated Venue

October 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Open Basketball Court

October 13
New Long-Term Strategy Aims for Greater Air Access in Province
Media Advisory: Minister to Raise Provincial Concerns at Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers

October 15
Province Helps Highlight Tourism Experiences With Participants in Atlantic Canada Showcase
Minister Discusses Tourism Opportunities, Challenges at Meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers

October 18
Media Advisory: Minister Joins Federal Tourism Mission to China
Occupancy Rates Increase in Provincial Parks During 2010 Season

October 19
Publishing Industry Benefits from $200,000 Investment

October 20
Cultural Sector Receives Additional Funding

October 21
Museum Association Operations Supported Through $100,000 Provincial Government Investment

October 22
Avalon Peninsula Named Top Coastal Destination by National Geographic Traveler Magazine

October 25
Province�s Tourism Marketing Campaign Wins Best of Show at Annual ICE Awards
Minister Congratulates MusicNL Honourees

October 26
Women�s Film Festival Receives Over $112,600 in Financial Support

October 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Wooden Boat Builders Conference in Twillingate


November 1
Athletes Benefit From Provincial Government Investment in Equipment

November 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of French Shore Tapestry Exhibit in St. John�s

November 5
World�s Top Four Women�s Hockey Teams to Compete for Coveted 4 Nations Cup

November 10
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening Ceremonies for St. John�s Curling Association�s 100th Anniversary

November 15
November 15-21 Proclaimed Archives Week

November 19
Burin-Placentia West Area Receives $15,000 for Recreational Infrastructure

November 22
Corner Brook Ski Club Provided $15,000 to Upgrade Trail Grooming Capabilities

November 23
Paradise Youth Centre Gets $15,000 for Basketball Nets

November 24
Innovative Heritage Project Launched on Great Northern Peninsula
Kippens Receives $15,000 for Outdoor Volleyball Court

November 25
Media Advisory: Australian High Commissioner to Make Special Presentation to Provincial Government
Community Centre in Lushes Bight-Beaumont to be Repaired

November 26
More than $13,200 Invested in Fermeuse Area Trails

November 30
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Adventure Central Newfoundland in Grand Falls-Windsor
Boxey Safe-Play Committee Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Funding
Deer Lake Receives Capital Grant Support For Off-Street Skateboard/BMX Bike Park



December 1
Tamarack Golf Club Gets $15,000 Boost

December 2
Outdoor Rink in Hare Bay to be Upgraded

December 3
Carmanville Recreation Facilities to be Improved Through $14,400 Investment

December 7
Bonavista's Cabot Stadium Receives $12,000 for Upgrades
Marysvale Playground to be Upgraded
Record Year for Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism

December 8
Additional Investment Provided to Cultural Sector
Middle Arm Recreation Building, Outdoor Rink to Receive $15,000 in Improvements Through Infrastructure Grant

December 9
Norman�s Cove - Long Cove Pool to be Upgraded

December 13
New Playground Equipment to be Installed in Meadows

December 14
Victoria Ball Field to be Upgraded

December 15
Provincial Government and Sport NL Name Games Coordinator
$15,000 Grant Assists with Hillview Playground Development

December 16
Winterland Playground to be Upgraded

December 17
Tilting Playground Receives $15,000 Boost

December 20
North West River Community Hall Gets a Facelift with $13,500 Provided Through Capital Grant Program
Premier Encourages Applicants for Athlete Awards Program

December 21
Benton Benefits from Capital Grant Program
2011 Hall of Fame Cup Basketball Rankings

December 22
Grant Supports New Recreational Infrastructure in Hopedale

December 23
Pouch Cove Playground to Get New Equipment

December 29
Additional $39,000 Invested in Cultural Sector
St. George�s Stadium and Playground to be Upgraded

December 31
Community Centre Receives Funding for Upgrades

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