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New operator chosen for provincial golf course

The provincial government is turning over the operation and management of the Mactaquac Golf Course to a well-known golf course operator in Fredericton. GolfCo. Inc., also known as Kingswood Ventures Inc., has signed a 10-year agreement with the government. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Brian Johnson, president and owner of Kingswood Ventures.

Investment in trail groomer at Sugarloaf Provincial Park

The provincial government is investing $400,000 to upgrade equipment at Sugarloaf Provincial Park as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. Participating in today’s announcement were Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault, left, and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

New Brunswick Heritage Week is Feb. 13-20

New Brunswickers are encouraged to celebrate Heritage Week 2017, Feb. 13-20. Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently visited the Confederation exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Discovery centre planned for Mount Carleton Provincial Park

The provincial government is investing $525,000 in Mount Carleton Provincial Park as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. The investment will go toward construction of a discovery centre, which will feature interpretive and educational components and serve as a gathering place for social and entertainment events. From left: Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage and Carleton-Victoria MLA Andrew ...

Ski club receives funding to upgrade trails

More than $185,000 in provincial, federal and municipal funding will allow Fredericton’s Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club to improve trails at Killarney Lake. From left: Families and Children Minister Stephen Horsman; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien; and John Ball, president of the Wostawea Cross-Country Ski Club.

Investment in snow-making equipment at Sugarloaf Provincial Park

The provincial government will invest $2.2 million to purchase snow-making equipment for the ski hill at Sugarloaf Provincial Park. From left: Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault and Restigouche West MLA Gilles LePage.

Reception to recognize 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes and personnel

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended a reception to recognize New Brunswick’s 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic athletes and personnel at the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

Rally for New Brunswick-born Olympic Bronze medalist

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended a Celebratory Rally for Olympic Bronze medalist Catharine Pendrel in Harvey. Pendrel became the first New Brunswick-born athlete to medal at the Summer Olympics since Fredericton’s Marianne Limpert at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Collaboration with University of Maine on art exhibition

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames recently attended an opening of the University of Maine Museum of Art’s most recent exhibition, “Contemporary Currents: Nine New Brunswick Artists”. This is the first ever collaboration between the museum and the New Brunswick Art Bank. Photo shows Ames with Susan Hunter, president of the University of Maine.

Miramichi Folklore Park gets building upgrades and new stage

The provincial and federal governments today announced a joint investment to improve infrastructure at the Miramichi Folklore Park. From left: Miramichi-Grand Lake‎ MP Pat Finnigan; Bernie Colepaugh, artistic director of Miramichi Folklore Park; Greg Donovan, president of the board ‎of directors of the park; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

New Visitor Information Centre officially opened

The provincial government officially opened its new Visitor Information Centre in St. Stephen today. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; St. Stephen Mayor Allan MacEachern; and Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet.

Artifacts recovered along Route 8

Anne Hamilton of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture’s archeological services unit describes the work being conducted along Route 8 in Marysville. Archeologists estimate that artifacts recovered at the site may be 12,000 years old.

St. Stephen to host official New Brunswick Day celebrations

The Town of St. Stephen has been chosen to host the province’s official 2016 New Brunswick Day celebrations to be held on Monday, Aug. 1. From left: Charlotte-Campobello MLA John Ames; St. Stephen mayor-elect Alan MacEachern; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser.

Tartan Day

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser raised the Scottish flag in front of the legislative assembly on April 6 in honour of Tartan Day. New Brunswick proclaimed its first Tartan Day on April 6, 1993. From left: Social Development Minister Cathy Rogers; Mel Fitton, president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association; Fraser; and piper Sandy Gordon.

Athletes and coaches recognized in the legislature

Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bill Fraser welcomed Team New Brunswick athletes and coaches who participated in the 2016 Special Olympic Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook, N.L. at the legislative assembly recently.