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Yukon Artists, Performers Participating in Winterlude 2008 in Canada’s Capital

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February 8, 2008

WHITEHORSE, YUKON – A select group of Yukon performers and artists will participate in Winterlude in Canada’s Capital Region, thanks to coordinated efforts between the National Capital Commission (NCC) and the Government of Yukon.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081137 Views

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All Bark, No Frostbite

Countdown begins to the ’08 Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival Feb. 22nd, 23rd and 24th

CANNINGTON, ON, Feb. 8 – The 4th Annual Cannington Dog Sled Race & Winter Carnival is just days away – and this year, the fun-filled extravaganza taking place just minutes north of the GTA is bigger and better than ever before!

More than 70 dog sled teams from across North America will be competing for a $10,000 purse as the picturesque town of Cannington welcomes thousands of spectators to the celebration, billed as one of the best of its kind in Canada.

by NationTalk on February 9, 20081948 Views

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Manitoba to Celebrate Louis Riel Day Feb. 18

Manitoba News Release
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February 8, 2008

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Robinson Invites Manitobans to Enjoy Winter Activities Across the Province

Manitoba’s first February holiday will be an opportunity to enjoy Manitoba’s winter and its seasonal festivals, Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson said today.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081310 Views

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Media Adivsory/Winter Celebration 2008: Destination Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 7, 2008) – Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond, along with their daughter Marie-Eden, extend a special invitation to winter enthusiasts to join them for Winter Celebration at Rideau Hall. This festival is presented for the seventh consecutive year and will take place this Saturday, February 9, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented as part of Winterlude, Winter Celebration is the perfect event to enjoy what the season has to offer and to take part in a variety of free interpretive and outdoor activities. This year, the festival will focus on the 400th anniversary of Quebec City. Visitors will relive this time period through folk music, traditional dances and storytelling by a voyageur. A bust of the great explorer Samuel de Champlain, carved out of ice, will also be on display.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081021 Views

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Submissions to the 2008 Lindalee Tracey Award are Now Being Accepted!

THE LINDALEE TRACEY AWARD
http://www.whitepinepictures.com/lltaward.htm#submit

Writer, filmmaker, journalist, entertainer, mother, Lindalee Tracey was one of the brightest and liveliest Canadian artists. The underlying theme of her work was to champion those who are often ignored, underestimated and forgotten and to celebrate those who rise above disadvantage. Lindalee passed away on October 19, 2006 at age 49, after a five year battle with breast cancer.

by NationTalk on February 8, 20081383 Views

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Boosting Tourism In The North

Visit A Northern Tourist Destination On Family Day

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, Feb. 7 – The province’s first Family Day – February 18 – is a great opportunity to visit tourist and cultural attractions in Northern Ontario.

by NationTalk on February 7, 20081131 Views

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Aboriginal Storytelling Month at the U of S

Aboriginal Storytelling will be held on February 26, 2008 from 1 to 2 p.m. for children and from 2 to 3 for adults at the Neatby Timlin Theatre (Arts 241, formerly Place Riel Theatre) at the U of S. Please see the poster for more details.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20081131 Views

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Updates from Arts Partners in Creative Development; Deadline Approaching March 3

Arts Partners in Creative Development (APCD) is a strategic investment partnership to assist B.C. arts and cultural organizations create and develop new works or further develop existing works, with the intent of producing, presenting or exhibiting them at the highest standard.

by NationTalk on February 6, 20081054 Views

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Historically Significant, Rare Caribou Coats Unveiled in Labrador

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
February 5, 2008

The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mark Nui, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation, were delighted today to officially unveil two rare caribou skin Innu coats at the Labrador Interpretation Centre in North West River, Labrador. Accompanying Premier Williams and Grand Chief Nui for this historic occasion were the Honourable Patty Pottle, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs; the Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs; Peter Penashue, Deputy Grand Chief of the Innu Nation; Chief Anastasia Qupee of the Sheshatshui Innu First Nation; Chief Prote Poker of the Mushuau Innu First Nation; and esteemed Innu elders.

by NationTalk on February 5, 20081364 Views

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Federal and Provincial Investment to Preserve Acadian and Mi’kmaq Basket-making Culture

4 February 2008
Richmond, Prince Edward Island

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Richard Brown, PEI’s Minister of Development and Technology, today announced funding for the Basket Weavers of PEI Co-operative Ltd. to build a new facility which will preserve both Acadian and Mi’kmaq basket-making cultures.

by NationTalk on February 5, 2008991 Views

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