Tourism, Culture, Industry, Innovation
May 29, 2017

Investing in Heritage Organizations to Launch Tourism Awareness Week 2017

Tourism Awareness Week is being celebrated across Canada from May 28 to June 3. Throughout this week, national and provincial tourism industry leaders are working to promote the profile of the tourism industry as a long-term solution for local economies.

To help launch this week, the Provincial Government is investing $886,800 through the Cultural Economic Development Program to over 100 entities, including Admiralty House Communications Museum. This program provides operational funding for community heritage organizations such as museums, archives, and historical societies.

In addition, the Cultural Economic Development Program aims to increase and enhance the preservation, presentation, and sustainability of heritage resources, as well as increases the relevance of heritage organizations to their communities, province and region through increased social and economic contributions.

As outlined in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Provincial Government is committed to helping industry players achieve their goal of doubling resident and non-resident visitor spending by 2020.

"Our government is pleased to recognize Tourism Awareness Week 2017 as it provides us with an opportunity to highlight the tremendous value of tourism, culture, and heritage to our province’s economy. As part of this year’s launch, we are investing over $886,000 through the Cultural Economic Development Program to help numerous heritage organizations enhance, improve and exhibit their resources, while preserving and contributing to economic development in all regions of our province."
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation

"The operational support from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is instrumental to the growth of Admiralty House’s public programs and exhibits. Through this funding, the museum and archives can expand and improve our displays and services in an effort to better meet the needs and interests of our visitors and community."
Carla Watson
Museum Manager, Admiralty House Communications Museum

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Heritage Organizations Receive Support from the Cultural Economic Development Program

As of May 26, support recipients for 2017-18 include:

50 Centuries Cultures Society$3,140
Admiralty House Museum and Archive$9,770
Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese$4,300
Arnold's Cove Heritage Foundation$2,640
Avondale Heritage and Conservation Foundation$1,160
Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation$26,420
Baie Verte Peninsula Economic Development Association$2,480
Banting Historical Trust$1,000
Battle Harbour Historic Trust$50,430
Bay de Verde Heritage Committee$5,720
Bay Roberts Heritage Society$2,490
Bell Island Heritage Society$16,390
Bishop's Falls Heritage Society$1,340
Bonavista Historical Society/ Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation$36,520
Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Heritage Corporation$1,340
Botwood Heritage Society$7,890
Brigus Historical and Conservation Society$2,270
Burin Heritage Tourism Association$16,200
Cape Freels Heritage Trust$40,150
Cape Random Trust$15,890
Carbonear Heritage Society$5,960
Champney’s West Heritage Group$3,000
Chapel Restoration Committee - Blackhead, Cape Spear$1,000
Clarenville Heritage Society$2,030
Colony of Avalon Foundation$70,940
Conception Bay Museum$2,120
Cow Head Conservation and Heritage Committee $3,380
Corner Brook Museum and Archives Society$7,750
Cupids Historical Society$3,270
Cupids Legacy$32,960
Dorset Eskimo Carving Committee$5,150
Durrell Museum Corporation$2,650
Ferryland Historical Society$2,210
Fishermen's Museum - Musgrave Harbour$1,000
Fisherman's Museum - St. Vincent's$1,000
Flambro Head Heritage Society$1,000
Fogo Island Heritage Advisory Committee$12,400
French Rooms Cultural Centre$1,410
French Shore Historical Society$10,090
Gateway Labrador$7,140
Glovertown Museum Association$1,160
Grand Bank Heritage Society$3,300
Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society$1,960
Greenspond Historical Society$410
Hant’s Harbour Willow Tree Heritage Society$1,000
Heritage Fortune$1,000
Heritage New Perlican$1,000
Heritage Society of Peterview$1,000
Hibbs Hole Fishermen’s Museum$1,000
Home from the Sea$12,600
Humber Valley Heritage Society$2,470
Jackson's Arm Heritage Society$1,280
King's Cove Historical Society$1,000
King's Point Heritage Society$3,520
La Scie French Shore Connection Society$1,000
Labrador Heritage Society$3,310
Labrador Straits Historical Development Corporation$7,470
Labrador Straits Museum and Craft Shop$2,020
Landfall Trust$1,600
Lewisporte and Area Heritage Society$7,220
Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove Museum$1,000
Long Island Heritage Society$1,000
Marystown Heritage Museum Corporation$6,220
Matthew Legacy$18,590
Mistaken Point Cape Race Heritage $15,360
Mizzen Heritage Society$1,500
Municipality of Spaniard's Bay Heritage Society$360
Newfoundland Pony Society$1,420
Norris Arm Heritage Society$3,800
Norris Point Heritage Committee$2,300
North Atlantic Aviation Museum$11,090
Nurse Myra Bennett Foundation$1,680
Old Perlican Heritage Committee$1,000
Over the Top Museum$1,280
Petty Harbour Maddox Cove Heritage Museum Association $1,000
Pilley's Island Heritage Society$1,230
Placentia Area Historical Society$2,980
Placentia West Heritage Committee$3,550
Point Leamington Heritage Council$1,320
Pouch Cove Heritage Committee$730
Presentation Congregation Archives$3,630
Railway Coastal Museum$45,920
Railway Society of Newfoundland$2,870
Red Indian Lake Heritage Society$2,450
Rose Blanche Lighthouse$8,150
Signal Hill Tattoo Association$43,320
Sir Wilfred Thomason Grenfell Historical Society$24,930
Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation$29,410
Smallwood Era Development Corporation $8,170
South Dildo Whaling and Sealing Museum$1,000
South West Coast Historical Society$2,250
Springdale Heritage Society$1,000
St. Lawrence Historical Advisory Committee$1,610
Sunny Cottage Heritage Centre$2,460
Them Days$50,000
Torbay Heritage Committee/Museum$11,410
Tourism Elliston$21,650
Trinity Historical Society$33,220
Trout River Heritage Committee$3,050
Turks Gut Heritage Conservation$1,060
Twillingate Museum Association$6,410
United Church of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador Conference Archives$1,670
Veteran's Interpretation Centre Royal Canadian Legion$1,000
Waterloo Orange Museum$1,000
Whitbourne Heritage Society$1,000
White Elephant Museum$1,000
Whiteway Heritage Society$1,000
Witless Bay Heritage Committee$1,000
Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador$18,430

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