Executive Council
May 16, 2018

Media Advisory: Provincial Government to Host National Seal Products Day Event

The Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador will hold an event to recognize National Seal Product Day tomorrow (Thursday, May 17) in the Confederation Building, East Block lobby. The event is being hosted by the Provincial Government, and is also supported by the Government of Nunavut, as well as a variety of industry sponsors.

Media are invited to a reception that will involve displays of seal products produced by Newfoundland and Labrador based craft producers at 11:00 a.m.

At 11:30 a.m., the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, will be joined by the Honourable Paul Quassa, Premier of Nunavut; Speaker of the House of Assembly Perry Trimper; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Member of Parliament for Labrador Yvonne Jones; Inshore Director of the Fish Food and Allied Workers – Unifor Union Bill Broderick; and Chair of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador Joan Kane, to recognize the occasion, and speak to the economic, cultural, and environmental importance of the sealing industry.

This provincial event mirrors federal recognition of National Seal Products Day, an occasion that was officially designated by federal law last year, and will be celebrated in Ottawa later this month.

- 30 -

Media contact
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

2018 05 16                              1:00 p.m.