Tourism, Culture and Recreation - 2011

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


January 4
Bell Island Playground and Recreation Area Upgraded

January 5
Winter Tourism Campaign Encourages Residents to Enjoy the Season

Trout River Receives Support for Outdoor Basketball Court

January 6
New Playground Equipment Announced for Whitbourne

January 7
New Recreation Infrastructure for Gull Island

January 10
Arts and Culture Centres Announce 2011 Winter Line Up

January 13
Mary Queen of the World School Receives Boost for Recreation Area

January 17
New Tourism Television Ads Begin Airing Today

January 18
Open Call for Minor Project Capital Grant Program

January 19
Minister to Attend Canada Games Athletes� Rally

January 20
Ben Taylor Named 2011 Canada Winter Games Flagbearer

January 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Major Sporting Events

January 24
Minister Announces Towns to Host Newfoundland and Labrador Games

January 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Address International Hunting Convention

January 26
Clarenville Soccer and Track Facility Upgraded

January 27
Grand Falls-Windsor Soccer Pitch Receives $15,000 Boost


February 1
Tourism Campaign Receives International Honours

February 2
Provincial Government Supports Interactive Sports Event

February 3

Groups Encouraged to Apply to Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Program

February 4
Cultural Sector Receives Additional Financial Boost

February 9
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting

February 10
Team Newfoundland and Labrador Off to 2011 Canada Games

February 14
Bronze Medal Win for Team Newfoundland and Labrador

February 16
Team Newfoundland and Labrador on the Podium � Again!

February 17
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Luncheon
And a Silver Medal Makes Three!

February 18
Awards Honour Contributions to Tourism Industry
Tourists to the Province Top Half-Million Mark

February 22
Double Medal Win in Cross-country Skiing at Canada Games

February 24
Minister Congratulates Participants of 2011 Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

February 28
Minister Congratulates Team Newfoundland and Labrador


March 4
Co-operative Effort Gets Damaged T�Railway Sections Reopened

March 9
Conception Bay South Makes it to the Top 10 for Kraft Hockeyville
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of Jake�s Gift

March 11
Cain�s Quest Breaking Trails for Extreme Sporting in Labrador

March 21
Conception Bay South Named Top Five Finalist for Kraft Hockeyville 2011


April 1
Further Upgrades Made to Joseph R. Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre

April 4
Ministerial Statement - Town of Conception Bay South Wins Kraft Hockeyville 2011

April 5
Spring Schedule Rolls Out at Provincial Arts and Culture Centres

April 6
Funds Granted for 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games

April 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Funding Announcement

April 11
Restart a Heart Program Receives Additional Funding from Provincial Government

April 15
Additional $277,550 Invested in Community Recreation and Sports Projects
Applications for Community Development Grant Program Available Now
Media Advisory: Provincial Arts and Letters Awards to be Presented Tomorrow

April 18
Ministerial Statement � Artistic Talents Recognized at Arts and Letters Awards Gala
Minister Congratulates Arts and Letters Award Recipients

April 19
Infrastructure Investments Stand Strong for Real and Lasting Economic Benefits
Investments for Communities Help Build a Prosperous Future
Investments in Tourism, Culture, and Heritage Strengthen Prosperity in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 26
New Chair Appointed to Marble Mountain Development Corporation�s Board of Director

April 28
Residents Encouraged to Get Their Groove on for International Dance Day
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Sport Newfoundland and Labrador�s Annual Presentation of Scholarships

April 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards


May 3
New After School Initiative Encourages Youth to Get More Physically Active

May 6
Communities Invited to Apply for Capital Grant Programs

May 10
Expo �67 Fountain Will Stay in Corner Brook
Portugal Cove South Receives $13,000 for Recreational Infrastructure

May 11
Port Anson Receives $15,000 in Recreational Infrastructure Funding
St. Kevin�s High School Benefits from $15,000 Recreational Infrastructure Investment
Ministerial Statement - Sportfest Showcases Diversity of Organized Sport for Youth in the Province

May 12
Recreational Infrastructure Investment of $15,000 for Gander School

May 13
Lewin�s Cove Playground Receives $15,000 Recreational Infrastructure Boost
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival

May 17
Ministerial Statement - Revamped Tourism Website Wins National Award
Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Proclamation Signing

May 18
Twillingate Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Investment

May 19
Hughes Brook Benefits from $15,000 Investment in Playground Equipment
Media Advisory: Minister to Designate Cupids Cove Plantation Site as a Provincial Historic Site

May 20
Designation of New Provincial Historic Site Celebrated in Cupids
Seal Cove Receives $15,000 for Recreational Infrastructure Improvements

May 25
Media Advisory: Premier to Host Athletic Awards Reception
Stage is Set for Film and Television Industry to Expand

May 26
Outstanding Accomplishments of Provincial Athletes Honoured
Recreational Infrastructure Investment for Arnold�s Cove
Ministerial Statement - 100 Years and Counting � Parks Canada Celebrates Centennial

May 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend EVA Awards
Recreational Infrastructure Investment Provided to Deep Cove

May 30
Historic Commemoration Deadline Approaching Fast


June 3
June is Recreation Month!
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Recreation Newfoundland and Labrador AGM

June 6
Wesleyville�s Beothic Arena Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Investment

June 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Tourism Awareness Week Luncheon
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Provincial Historic Commemorations Designations

June 9
Latest Historic Commemorations Designations Announced

June 20
48 Half-Hours Contest to Sweep Canada

June 21
Nickel Independent Film Festival Appeals to All Ages With an Assortment of Screenings and Workshops
Botwood Receives $15,000 for Recreation Infrastructure Improvements

June 22
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra Receives Marketing Support
Belleoram Receives $15,000 for Upgrades

June 23
Funding Provided to Flatrock for Recreational Infrastructure Improvements
Media Advisory: Minister to Launch New Exhibit at Commissariat House

June 24
48 Half-Hours Contest Garners an Amazing Response
New Exhibit at Commissariat House Explores the Making of News in 19th Century St. John�s
Town of Rushoon Gets New Playground Equipment

June 29
Media Advisory: Minister to Reopen Provincial Seamen�s Museum
Walking Trail to be Developed in Chamberlains Park


July 5
Job Creation Partnership Program Making an Impact on Burin Peninsula

July 6
L�Anse-au-Loup Benefits from $13,000 Investment in Playground
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Federal-Provincial-Territorial Meeting

July 7
Projecting Newfoundland and Labrador in Toronto
Projects Supporting Tourism Underway in Bonavista South Area
Applications for Seniors Community Recreation Grant Program Now Available Online

July 8
New Exhibit Entices Visitors to Explore the Trinity Bight Area

July 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Sports Funding Announcement

July 13
Isle aux Morts Receives $6,000 for Recreational Infrastructure
Over $3 Million Committed to Provincial Sport and Recreation Federations and Organizations

July 14
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Opening of Traditional Music Conference
Stephenville Theatre Festival Benefits from $30,000 Investment
Recreational Infrastructure Funding Benefits Town of Harbour Main

July 15
Over $82,000 Invested in the Cultural Community
T.A. Soper Memorial Stadium in Buchans to Receive Upgrades
Job Creation Partnership Projects Enhance Tourism and Heritage in Burgeo-LaPoile District

July 18
Beyond The Overpass Theatre Company Benefits from Cultural Investment
Portugal Cove-St. Philip�s Receives Funding for New Soccer Field

July 19
Green�s Harbour Granted Funding for New Playground
Neighbourhood Dance Works to Benefit from Provincial Government Investment

July 20
Port Albert Recreation Committee Granted $15,000 to Improve Community Centre
Humber Valley Receives Job Creation Partnership Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Recreation Funding Announcement

July 21
Community Recreation Programming Enhanced Province-wide

July 22
Rising Tide Theatre Benefits from Cultural Sector Investment
Funding Announced to Improve Community Programming and Preserve Heritage in St. Barbe Region

July 25
Artistic Fraud Benefits from Cultural Investment

July 26
Campia Gymnastics Club Receives $15,000 in Recreational Infrastructure Funding

July 27
Recreational Infrastructure Funding Benefits Town of St. Vincent�s-St. Stephen�s-Peter�s River
Terra Nova Area Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Grants

July 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Smallwood Days in Gambo
Newfoundland Quarterly Benefits from Cultural Grant
Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association Receives Recreational Infrastructure Investment

July 29
Cultural Investment Provided to New World Theatre
Riverdale Tennis Club Receives Funding for Upgrading
Turks Gut Heritage House Receives Funding for Improvements and Maintenance
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Premier Announces $3.5 Million for New Swimming Pool in Lewisporte


August 1
Association of Heritage Industries Benefits from Cultural Investment
Labrador Athletes Benefit from Increased Travel Subsidy
Labrador West Benefits from $15,000 Recreational Infrastructure Investment

August 2
Partnership with National Geographic Will Lead to Development of Geotourism Guide
Elementary School Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Investment

August 4
Rose Blanche Receives $15,000 for Recreation Infrastructure

August 5
Margaret Bowater Park Officially Reopened Today
Sou�west Arm Receives $15,000 for Recreational Infrastructure Upgrades

August 9
Straits - White Bay North Receives Job Creation Partnership Funding
New Recreational Infrastructure Benefits Macdonald Drive Elementary
Dance Community�s Moves Supported by Provincial Government

August 10
Work of Visual Artists Supported Through $70,000 Provincial Grant
Lake Melville Benefits from Recreational Infrastructure Investment

August 12
Media Advisory: Minister to Visit Twillingate-New World Island Area to Announce Tourism Initiative

August 15
Tourism Initiative Focuses on Building Multi-Seasonal Traveller Attractions
Ferryland Area Receives $15,000 in Recreational Funding

August 16
Central Region Benefits from New Recreation Infrastructure
St. Alban�s Recreation Benefits from Capital Grant Funding
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Details of Investment in Marble Mountain

August 17
Virginia Waters Area Provided with Funding to Upgrade Recreational Infrastructure
Marble Mountain Strengthens Infrastructure with $450,000 Investment from the Provincial Government
Ten Job Creation Partnerships Approved for the Isles of Notre Dame
Town of Wabush Receives $15,000 to Improve Recreation Infrastructure

August 18
Birds Not the Only Tweeters in Five Provincial Parks

August 19
Financial Support for Museum Association Helps Preserve Heritage
Communities in Bonavista Area Obtain Recreational Funding
Hant�s Harbour Granted $15,000 for Recreational Facility

August 22
Association of Cultural Industries Receives Provincial Government Funding
Funding Improves Playground in the Town of Glenwood
Playground Equipment in Springdale Funded by Provincial Government

August 23
Burin Peninsula Funding Improves Recreational Infrastructure
Hill View Park in Parsons Pond Uses Funding for Facelift

August 24
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Recreation Funding Announcement
Chapel Arm Receives Recreational Infrastructure Funding
Over $178,000 Committed to Recreational Programming for Seniors
$15,000 Invested Towards Publication of Arts and Culture Magazine
St. John�s Organizations and Schools Receive Recreation Funding

August 25
Mount Pearl Organization Receives $15,000 for New Recreation Equipment
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Initiatives for Arts and Culture Centres
Women�s Film Festival Granted $60,000 from Provincial Government
Premiere Sporting Event Boosted with $15,000 Investment

August 26
Leslie Harris Centre Benefits from Provincial Government Funding
Calling All Climbers! New Equipment Coming to Paradise Youth Centre
Changes Announced for Province�s Arts and Culture Centres
Goulds Improves Recreation Centre with Provincial Grant

August 29
Writers� Alliance Benefits from $80,000 Grant
Recreational Investment of $30,000 Slated for Bell Island and Torbay
Leading Tickles Receives $15,000 Investment for Playground Equipment

August 30
Job Creation Partnership Funding Announced for Bishop�s Falls
Publishing Industry Supported with $200,000 Investment

August 31
Western Region Communities Benefit from Recreation Infrastructure Upgrades
Upgrades Coming to Baseball Field in Postville
Over $50 Million Investment Will Build Four Recreational Facilities


September 8
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Rotary Club of St. John�s Luncheon

September 14
Provincial Arts and Culture Centres Excited About Fall Line-Up

September 16
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Targa Newfoundland Awards Gala

September 23
Arts and Letters Awards Program Turns 60!

September 26
Culture Days Ready to Roll in Newfoundland and Labrador

September 27
Culinary Delights to Discover at Roots, Rants and Roars Festival


October 18
Record Year for St. John�s International Women�s Film Festival

October 19
Province�s Tourism Marketing Efforts Nominated for Top National Awards

October 25
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Inaugural Culinary Event

October 26
Campsite Reservation System Experiences Growth in 2011 Season


November 7
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Arts Work Conference

November 8
Teachers Receive Awards at Arts Work Conference

November 17
Symposium Shows Vital Contribution of Archives to Scientific Research

November 21
Commissariat House Kicks Off the Holiday Season

November 22
Media Advisory: Minister to Speak at Adventure Central Meeting

November 25
Tourism Marketing Campaign Awards Surpass 130

November 29
Media Advisory: Ministers to Address Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitters Association


December 2
Home from the Sea Campaign to Receive up to $500,000 from the Provincial Government

December 6
Media Advisory: Ministers to Make Funding Announcement

December 7
Applicants Selected for the New After School Physical Activity Initiative

December 15
Heritage Celebrated Through Commemorations Program

December 22
Staff Appointed to Lead the Province in the 2013 Canada Summer Games

December 29
Premier�s Athletic Awards Program is Open for Applications

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