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Commemorations Program

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has adopted legislation to allow for the commemoration of aspects of our history and culture that are of provincial significance. The establishment of a Provincial Historic Commemorations Program allows us to better recognize, honour and interpret our cultural and historic treasures. Designation through this program is also distinct for its recognition of the intangible aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador history and heritage – the customs, cultural practices, traditional skills and knowledge that define the province and its people.

What is the Provincial Historic Commemorations Program (PHCP)?

This program gives Newfoundlanders and Labradorians an opportunity to nominate aspects of this province's culture and heritage that they feel are provincially significant and worthy of recognition.

Nominations fall under the categories of:

  • Exceptional People from the Past
  • Outstanding Historic Events
  • Unique Places
  • Distinctive Cultural Traditions and Practices
  • Tradition Bearers

Applications should demonstrate that the nomination influenced Newfoundland and Labrador's history, culture and way of life, and that its impact is recognized as significant province-wide.

How do I learn more about the program and how to make a nomination?

Go to http://commemorations.ca .

This interactive website has an inventory of all commemorations to date - each with its own e-plaque. Each e-plaque includes photos, audio-visual galleries, educational resources, and more.


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