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.

4 comments for “Next Nomination Deadline Approaching”

  1. Anastacia Hopkins
    Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:49:27 AM

    I think that the Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port au Port West would be a deserving place of important Cultural significance in NL as it is the oldest wooden structure on the West Coast. Took over 100 years to build and is still a beautiful sight to behold.

  2. Raymond Cusson
    Posted Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 10:46:18 AM

    I just finished a project of interviewing 300 elders of the 4 communities of Bonne Bay (within Gros Morne national park) in naming old locations/landmarks around the bay. We have placed these names (275 place names) on a heritage maps with some old photos. Anyone interested in this project?
    (709) 453-2063
    Raymond Cusson

  3. Clem Drake
    Posted Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 5:19:50 AM

    I am working on a project in the infancy stages as a representative of the Kiwanis Club of Kelligrews to recognize Thomas E Ricketts the well-known World War I veteran who was the youngest Canadian soldier to join the forcrs @ 15 years old and to receive the Victoria Cross one of two NL men

  4. Pearl Herbert
    Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 11:46:36 AM

    The Association of Midwives of Newfoundland and Labrador (AMNL) is requesting an amendment to the description of an already recognized heritage site, for Myra Bennett.

    The AMNL members are requesting that the Heritage citation and plaque at the house in Daniel's Harbour, and other Heritage materials, be amended to show that Myra Bennett was both a nurse and a midwife.

    Although Myra Bennett's (nee Grimsley) house has already been registered as a Heritage Structure, and although the Heritage citation mentions that she was a nurse and that she delivered 5,000 babies, it does not mention that she was a midwife. Myra Bennett had completed her midwifery training at the Clapham School of Midwifery, London, before being recruited by Lady Harris to come to Newfoundland (Wikipedia).

    In October 2012 the national conference of the Canadian Association of Midwives is being held in St. John's and this would be a good time for the Provincial Historic Commemorations Board to announce the recognition of Myra Bennett as a midwife, as well as a nurse

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