Monthly Archives: April 2011

New Designations Announced

On Friday, October 18, 2013 five new designations were announced at Black Duck Brook on the Port-au-Port Peninsula:

  • Émile Benoît, person of provincial significance
  • Root Cellars, distinctive cultural tradition & practice
  • Introduction of Moose to the Island of Newfoundland, event of provincial significance
  • Establishment of Formal Schooling in Newfoundland and Labrador, as exemplified by the school in Bonavista founded in 1727, an event of provincial significance
  • Resettlement of Bar Haven (an addition to the existing designation "Resettlement under the Smallwood Administration", an event of provincial significance)

    Designation "e-plaques" will be added to the commemorations website shortly.


New Designations to be Announced

New designations will be announced at a ceremony on the Port au Port Peninsula on Friday, October 18, 2013. The Board will also be meeting at this time to review new nominations. The next submission deadline is Feb 15 2014.

Kelly Russell Legacy Project

Kelly Russell has established this great website as his Legacy Project in connection to his designation as a provincial Tradition Bearer. Check out the site to learn more about Kelly, the musical tradition of Newfoundland and Labrador, upcoming performance dates, and much more!

Check out Kelly Russell's Legacy Project

Find out more on Kelly Russell's commemoration.


PHCP Board Meeting

The Provincial Historic Commemorations Board met on March 2nd to review nominations submitted for commemoration. They will recommend several new commemorations which will be announced in October of 2012.

During this meeting the Board also began the review process of all nominations that were received by the February 15th deadline.

If you are thinking of making a nomination you can contact the program administrator for advice and guidance during the submission process. Our next deadline for submissions is June 15th, 2012

Board meeting in October

Submitted a nomination in June? By now you should have received notification of receipt and been advised that the Board will review it at their next meeting in October. The next nomination deadline is February 15, 2012, but you can send nominations in anytime before this date.

Next Nomination Deadline Approaching

Get your nominations in! If you think a person, event, place or tradition is significant in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador, why not let us know by submitting a nomination by June 15. We're piloting a new nomination form that we'd love feedback on. Email the program administrator, Kate Wolforth at for more information.

New Designations Announced!

Minister Terry French announced six new designations under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program today at the Rooms in St. John's.

Announcement of New Designations

New designations under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program will be announced on June 8, 2011 at The Rooms, St. John's.

PHCP Meeting

The PHCP Board met on February 22nd to review nominations submitted by the February 15th deadline. As a result of their deliberations, they will recommend several new commemorations. Wondering what they are? All will be revealed at a ceremony in October 2011.

Do you have something or someone you'd like to nominate for provincial recognition? The next submission deadline is June 15th, 2011. Before making your nomination, it's a good idea to contact Kate Wolforth, the program administrator, for any guidance in following the submission process.

New designations

On October 5, 2010, Minister Terry French announced three new designations under the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program:

  • "The Founding of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary" as an event of provincial significance
  • "The Tsunami of 1929" as an event of provincial significance
  • "Rescue at Sea and the Heroism associated with such Events" as a distinctive cultural tradition or practice. The Harvey Family of Isle aux Morts, Captain William Jackman of Renews-Cappahayden, and the rescues made following the wrecks of the USS Pollux and USS Truxtun near St. Lawrence were commemorated as representative of this category.

Watch for new e-plaques and legacy activities coming to the website soon.

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