Tourism, Heritage and Culture http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia.html Tourism, Heritage and Culture Support for éMOTions literary programming http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.07.2018-07-12_01.jpg.html The provincial government, through the New Brunswick Book Policy, is investing in éMOTions, a literary promotion activity of the Société culturelle Sud-Acadie. From left: Shediac councillor Raymond Cormier; Cap-Pelé councillor Yvonne LeBlanc; Danielle Loranger, author of books for young people; Herménégilde Chiasson, author and member of the society’s board of directors; David Skyrie, poet and member of a group of writers called the Breach House Gang; Nathalie LeBlanc, president of the society; Shediac-Beaubassin-Cap-Pelé MLA Victor Boudreau; Eliza LeBlanc, deputy mayor of Cap-Pelé; and Shediac Mayor Jacques LeBlanc. Thu, 12 July 2018 00:00:00 AST Welcoming gateway signage at province’s entry points http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.07.2018-07-05_02.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $600,000 this year to install a welcoming gateway at each of the province’s six vehicle arrival points: Edmundston, Campbellton, Aulac, Cape Jourimain, St. Stephen and Woodstock. From left: Abby Pond, executive director of the Charlotte Coastal Region Tourism Association; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames and Jason Carr, deputy mayor of St. Stephen. Thu, 05 July 2018 00:00:00 AST Provincial parks receive revitalization funding http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.07.2018-07-05_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $2.73 million towards provincial parks revitalization this year as part of the New Brunswick Tourism Growth Strategy. Participating in the announcement were deputy premier Stephen Horsman and Premier Brian Gallant (back row) and Carol Alderdice, CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (front row). Thu, 05 July 2018 00:00:00 AST Grand opening of second phase of Fundy Trail Parkway http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-27_01.jpg.html Celebrations took place marking the grand opening of Phase 2 of the Fundy Trail Parkway. From left: Mary Hopkins, parkway volunteer; Janice Franklin, widow of Mitchell Franklin, one of the leaders of the parkway’s development; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Fundy Royal MP Alaina Lockhart; Jane Boyle, president of the Fundy Trail Development Authority; and Tal Hopkins, parkway volunteer. Wed, 27 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Three additional Fundy region trails recognized as Signature Trails http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-25_01.jpg.html The Fundy Trail Parkway, the Fundy Footpath and the Fundy Cycling Route have been added to the list of 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Marc Leger, Fundy Footpath trailmaster with the Fundy Hiking Trails Association; Jane Boyle, president of the Fundy Trail Development Authority; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and trails advocate Sean Creary. Mon, 25 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail recognized as Signature Trail http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-22_01.jpg.html The provincial government has recognized the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny; Jason Grant, member of Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail; Janine Daigle, director of Chaleur Tourism; Rod O’Connell, president of Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail; Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry and Bathurst Mayor Paolo Fongemie. Fri, 22 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne recognized as Signature Trail http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-21_01.jpg.html The provincial government has recognized the Véloroute de la Péninsule acadienne as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Raymonde Paulin cyclist; Shippagan Mayor Anita Savoie-Robichaud; Armand Caron, member of the Véloroute Péninsule acadienne; Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Ernest Ferguson, president of Véloroute Péninsule acadienne; Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Wilfred Roussel; Serge Dugas, executive director of Véloroute Péninsule acadienne; Barry Spencer, representative of NB Trail and Siméon Chiasson, cyclist. Thu, 21 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Fundy ATV Trail Network recognized as a Signature Trail http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-15_02.jpg.html The provincial government has recognized the Fundy ATV Trail Network as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Jacques Ouellette, development co-ordinator at New Brunswick All Terrain Vehicle Federation; Jeff Branscombe, president of the Sussex Valley ATV Club; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Roger Daigle, president of the New Brunswick All Terrain Vehicle Federation; and Coun. Graham Milner, Town of Sussex. Fri, 15 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Investment in repair of Saint John North Market Wharf http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-14_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $75,000 in the refurbishment of the Saint John North Market Wharf. From left: Stephany Peterson, arts and culture director of the North Market Wharf Cultural Association; Saint John Harbour MLA Ed Doherty; and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. Thu, 14 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Wolastoq Valley Trail recognized as one of 11 Signature Trails http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-12_01.jpg.html The provincial government has recognized the Wolastoq Valley Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Ross Antworth, general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs; Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of the New Brunswick Trails Council; and Carolyn MacKay, member of the Trans Canada Trail’s board of directors. Tue, 12 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Madawaska Trail recognized as one of 11 Signature Trails http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-07_01.jpg.html The provincial government has recognized the Madawaska Trail as one of the 11 Signature Trails highlighted in the recently announced Trails Action Plan. From left: Luc Michaud, founding president of Vélo Edmundston; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Economic Development Minister Francine Landry; Marc-André Martin, program manager of Sprockets; and Denis Dionne, president of Vélo Edmundston. Thu, 07 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Investment in trails access http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.2018-06-04_02.jpg.html The provincial government is making an investment to improve access to the Simpson Hill Wilderness Trail Network in Bayside. From left: Andrew Holloway, co-ordinator of the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition; Poul Jorgensen, executive director of the New Brunswick Trails Council; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Ross Antworth, general manager of the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs. Mon, 04 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.06.01-06-18_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $2.1 million in a wage supplement pilot program to be known as the Tourism Employment Fund for Seniors. From left: Mehmet Yunli, acting CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Patricia Bernier, head tour guide, Kingsbrae Garden. Fri, 01 June 2018 00:00:00 AST Investment into emerging curators to mark the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-29_02.jpg.html The provincial government is investing $82,000 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank. From left: Thomas Smart, director and CEO of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery; Norah Mallory, a member of the gallery’s board of directors; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Paul Simmonds, a member of the gallery’s board of directors; John Leroux, manager of collections and exhibitions; and Andrew Forestell, a member of the gallery’s board of directors. Tue, 29 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Mission staff announced for 2019 Canada Winter Games http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-28_01.jpg.html Members of the Team New Brunswick mission staff for the 2019 Canada Winter Games were announced today by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames. Front, from left: Karine Meunier-Pelletier; Christine Powers-Tomsons; Serge Manuel; Manon Ouellette; Jacques Robichaud; Nicole Smith (chef de mission); and Fran Harris. Back, from left: Kevin Lunn; Jean-Luc Benoit; Jamie Shanks; Bruce Guitard; Steve Harris; Meaghan Donahue-Wies; Sky Perley; Bruce Macfarlane; and Jason Arseneault. Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Kings Landing awards prize for historical short fiction http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-25_02.jpg.html Angela Hallett Joynes has won the Kings Landing Prize for Historical Short Fiction for her submission, Contagion. The prize also comes with an award of $1,000. Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 AST New chairlift coming to Sugarloaf Provincial Park http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-24_03.jpg.html The provincial government will replace aging infrastructure at Sugarloaf Provincial Park, increasing the park’s capacity for alpine skiing and mountain biking activities. From left: Atholville Mayor Michel Soucy; Dalhousie Mayor Normand Pelletier; Greg Dion, manager, Sugarloaf Provincial Park; Premier Brian Gallant; Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; and Campbellton Mayor Stephanie Anglehart-Paulin. Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Additional funding for emerging artists http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-23_01.jpg.html The provincial government is investing an additional $100,000 in the New Brunswick Arts Board to increase the funding to emerging artists. From left: Carol Collicutt, chair of the board; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Joss Richer, executive director of the board. Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Electric vehicle charging stations to be added to provincial parks http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-22_01.jpg.html The electric vehicle charging station network will be expanded into provincial parks and attractions. From left: Environment and Local Government Minister Andrew Harvey; and Gaëtan Thomas, president and CEO of NB Power. Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Increased funding for musicians http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-09_1.JPG.html The provincial government is investing an additional $50,000 to help New Brunswick musicians showcase their talents outside the province. From left: Christopher Lewis, artist and member of the musical group Zaum; Finance Minister Cathy Rogers; Carole Chouinard, agent; and Jean Surette, executive director of Music NB. Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Celtic Awareness Week http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.05.2018-05-01_01.jpg.html New Brunswick’s Celtic Awareness Week was officially launched on Monday, April 30, at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton. From left: Oromocto Mayor Bob Powell; Mel Fitton, president of the New Brunswick Scottish Cultural Association; Allison Wrynn, vice-president of the Central New Brunswick Welsh Society; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris, who is also the minister responsible for Celtic affairs; Ian Andrews, Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew; Rebecca Butler, constituency assistant for Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Bruce Driscoll, president of the Irish Canadian Cultural Association of New Brunswick; Marilyn Driscoll, New Brunswick Celtic Affairs Committee; and Bob Lockhart, Fredericton Society of Saint Andrew. Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 AST Gloria Savoie highlighted through artist-in-residence project http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.04.2018-04-10_1.JPG.html Artist Gloria Savoie showcased her artist-in-residence project this week promoting the poems and stories of celebrated Miramichi writers David Adams Richards, Wayne Curtis, Doug Underhill and Ray Fraser. From left: Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser and Savoie. Tue, 10 April 2018 00:00:00 AST New Brunswickers encouraged to “Tap into maple syrup season” http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.04.2018-04-05_01.jpg.html Maple season is here and New Brunswickers are encouraged to take advantage of all the products and experiences the industry has to offer. Front row, from left: Grade 3 teacher Cheryl Smith and students from Priestman Street School. Back row, from left: Louise Poitras, executive director of the New Brunswick Maple Syrup Association; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Agriculture, Mines and Rural Affairs Minister Andrew Harvey; and Nathan Scott, maple syrup producer and owner of Dumfries Maples. Thu, 05 April 2018 00:00:00 AST David Champagne highlighted through artist-in-residence initiative http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-20_01.jpg.html The provincial government is highlighting another of its artist-in-residence projects this week, on the Acadian Peninsula, with artist David Champagne. From left: Galerie Bernard-Jean co-ordinator Denis Lanteigne; Champagne; and Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel. Tue, 20 March 2018 00:00:00 AST Artist-in-residence initiative supports arts and culture sector http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/thc/multimedia/mmrenderer.2018.03.2018-03-13_01.jpg.html The provincial government is providing financial assistance to four artist-in-residence projects in Caraquet, Kedgwick, Miramichi and Baie-Sainte-Anne. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; artist Isabelle Levesque; and France Levesque, executive director of the Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux. Wed, 14 March 2018 00:00:00 AST Thu, 12 July 2018 00:00:00 AST