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NL Government: Minister Mitchelmore Announces Support for Community Projects Across the Province

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by pmnationtalk on July 20, 201894 Views

July 20, 2018

The Provincial Government, through the Cultural Events Fund, today announced an investment of nearly $70,000 to 72 entities to help fund cultural community events and activities occurring around the province.

This fund engages citizens in their communities through the arts, as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local heritage. It supports the awareness and the promotion of community culture, and the events benefit both residents and travellers to the province.

As part of The Way Forward, Government is committed to a new Cultural Action Plan to help set priorities and key actions towards supporting and sustaining the cultural sector. Supporting these cultural community events and activities delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“The Provincial Government is pleased to support the many cultural events and gatherings taking place across the province this year. We are investing nearly $70,000 through the Cultural Events Fund to help numerous organizations to host cultural events that engage residents and travellers in the celebration of local arts and heritage. I encourage everyone to get out and enjoy one of these events taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage’s tremendous success in bringing the area’s rich history to life is owed in great part to funding obtained from sources such as the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation. Hundreds of tourists as well as locals each year are able to enjoy theatrical productions that celebrate our past, from d’Iberville’s quest to the famed USO visits to the Argentia Naval Base. The support that our province provides is essential and our organization is grateful to be operating at a time when the arts are highly valued.”
Connie Newhook
Artistic Director, Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage

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Learn More

Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage –

Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation –

The Way Forward –

Media contacts
Eric Humber
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
709-729-4819, 725-9655

Connie Newhook
Placentia Area Theatre d’Heritage

Organizations that Received Support from the Cultural Events Fund for 2017-18:

Event Amount
Town of Pilley’s Island Look-out Completion and Grand Opening $1,000
BPBP Come Home Year $500
Harry’s Harbour – Come Home Year $500
New Perlican Come Home Year 2018 $1,000
Englee Come Home Year 2018 $500
Marystown Shining Sea Festival – Town of Marystown $1,000
Alexander Bay Days 2018 $500
Long Beach Day Event $500
Muddy Hole Scuff N Scoff $500
St. Shotts Heritage Days $500
Iron Skull Folk Festival – Belleoram Recreation Committee $500
Green Island Brook-Lower Cove Come Home Year $500
Merasheen Reunion  $ 500
Botwood Flying Boat Festival Committee $1,500
Cavendish Beach Festival $1,000
Sunny Cottage Garden Party $500
Mummers Festival $3,000
Feller From Fortune International Festival $2,500
Roy Babstock Beaches Annual Accordion Festival –
Eastport Peninsula heritage society
Bottom of the Bay Festival – Terrenceville Fire department $500
Deer Lake Strawberry festival $2,000
National Indigenous Peoples Day  –
Makkovik Inuit Community Government
Exploits Aboriginal Community Group Inc. $1,000
Norman’s Cove-Long Cove Beach festival $1,000
Recreation of Mainland                       $500
Francois Festival Committee                       $500
King’s Cove Lighthouse Festival – King’s Cove Historical Society                    $1,000
Riverhead Come Home Year – Riverhead Recreation                       $500
Mount Pearl Frosty Festival                 $4,000
Council of the Conne River Mi’kmaq –
Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi
Greek Association of NL $1,000
Rushoon Annual Summer Festival –
Christ the King Parish
Cupids Cupers Cove Soiree $1000
Rolling Sea festival –
Frenchman’s Cove Come Home Year 2018
Hermitage Sandyville Lions Club – Rum Runners festival $500
Town of St. Paul’s – 50 years of Incorporation $250
Bay St. George Mi’kmaq $1,500
Whitbourne Sports and Recreation Annual regatta $500
Brimstone Head Folk Festival – Fogo Island Folk Alliance $1,000
Flat Bay Band $500
St. Mary’s Battery Park Restoration Committee –
Grand Opening of Battery Park
Gulch Beach Festival $500
Milltown Canada and Culture Days – Milltown Lions Club $500
Town of St. Bride’s – celebrating 50th of Fatima Academy $500
Town of Howley – 60th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Howley $250
Mistaken Point Concert Series $2,000
Fish, Fun & Folk Festival – Twillingate NWI $5,000
Swift Current Black River 50+ picnic $500
Petite Forte Anniversary Committee – Reunion to Celebrate Petite Forte $500
Hopeall Festival Days $500
Placentia 350 – Voices of Placentia Bay  – Town of Placentia $1,000
Wicked on da Wharf, Grand Bank Summer festival $2,500
St. Lunaire-Griquet Mussel festival $1,000
Wooden Boat Museum of NL – 11th Annual Wooden Boat conference $1,000
Town of Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North $500
Great Paradise Reunion – 50th anniversary of resettlement $500
Mussel Bed Soiree – Mussel Bed Soiree Committee $2,000
Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation – Cultural Craft Festival $500
Burnt Island Days – Town Council of Burnt Island $500
Glenwood Summerfest Senior Events – Glenwood Heritage Society $500
Grey River Jamboree – Grey River Fire Department $500
Garnish Bakeapple Festival $500
Yung Dumb Pride $500
Main Brook Day $500
Placentia Area Theatre – Theatre d’Heritage $2,500
Grenfell Heritage Nights $500
Witless Bay Puffin Festival – Kinsmen Club of Witless Bay & Area $1,000
Seal Cove, Fortune Bay Day 2018 $500
Brigus Blueberry Festival $1,500
Humber Arm South Bayfest – Town of Humber Arm $500
Writer’s Guild $500


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