The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, attended National Heritage Day festivities held today at Leaside Manor in St. John’s.
During the event Minister Davis presented the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Foundation’s overall winner of the 2020 Heritage Day Poster Contest to Olivia Cranford, a grade six student at Woodland Elementary in Dildo.
Other winners include:
- Rebecca Butler-Hibbs, a grade three student at St. Teresa’s School in St. John’s;
- Ella Tapper, a grade seven student at Juniper Ridge Intermediate in Torbay; and
- Emma Enwood, a grade 12 student at Grandy’s River Collegiate in Burnt Islands.
Regional winners can be found here.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Foundation also announced new Registered Heritage Structure Designations for the Salvation Army Church in Elliston and Summerlea in St. John’s.
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation provides nearly $485,000 to the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Foundation for annual operational support to deliver the Registered Heritage Structure Program and Intangible Cultural Heritage Program. The department also provides over $1.3 million to 121 heritage and Indigenous groups across the province through the Heritage Component of the Cultural Economic Development Program.
As part of The Way Forward, the Provincial Government released a new Cultural Action Plan to help set priorities and key actions towards supporting and sustaining the cultural sector.
“The work submitted to this year’s Heritage Day Poster Contest is a true indication of what local heritage places mean to our youth across the province. It is our collective responsibility to preserve and celebrate what we have, and I commend the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador for protecting, preserving and promoting our province’s built heritage. Government is committed to supporting the preservation and presentation of the Newfoundland and Labrador’s heritage resources, and I congratulate this year’s contest participants and winners.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry, and Innovation
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