Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living - Latest Multimedia Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living - Latest Multimedia Minister: Family Day expected to be good for hospitality sector The provincial government anticipates the addition of a new paid holiday will create increased opportunity for the hospitality industry and other sectors this year. The province’s first Family Day will be on Monday, Feb. 19. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Ronald Drisdelle, president of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Brian Conoley, Radical Edge; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Ross Antworth, general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs; Jordan Cheney, Crabbe Mountain; Stefanie Bouchard, Crabbe Mountain and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. 2018020700:00:00 Third week in January declared New Brunswick Curling Week In celebration of New Brunswick’s rich curling heritage, the third week in January has been declared to be New Brunswick Curling Week. From left: Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Jacques Robichaud, president of Curl Moncton. 2018011700:00:00 Investment in trail planning The provincial government is investing $1 million in planning for a project that would connect the Trans Canada Trail with the East Coast Greenway in the United States. From left, Darren Turner, of the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of NB Trail; Premier Brian Gallant; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. 2018010400:00:00 New tourism growth strategy focuses upon innovation and partnerships Increasing visitor spending to $2 billion by 2025 is a key objective of the New Brunswick tourism growth strategy. Premier Brian Gallant launched the first new comprehensive tourism strategy since the 1990s today in Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Gallant; Victoria Clarke, executive director of Discover Saint John; and Samuel Daigle, co-owner of Nepisiguit Adventures. 2017112200:00:00 2018020814:39:49