... and support music students
The Molson Canadian Big Canadian Birthday a three-day
party to be held on George Street June 29-July 1 will
benefit musicians in Newfoundland and Labrador, including students
at the School of Music at Memorial.
Proceeds from the concerts, which are sponsored by Molsons
as part of a national promotion, will be distributed among the
School of Music, the Music Industry Association and the St. Johns
Folk Arts Council.
Bands to be featured on June 29 include: Friends of Jack, Silverseed,
Photon Band, and Margaritas Calling. The June 30 show will
feature Arthur OBrien and the Navigators, Shanneyganock,
Celtic Connection and the Irish Descendants. Bucket Truck, Timber
and Sloan will perform on July 1.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and there is a voluntary admission charge
of $2 (you must be 19 or over).
This is a wonderful example of innovative sponsorship,
said Dr. Tom Gordon, director of the School of Music. Molson
has made the connection between musical entertainment and the
training of young musicians. Packaging it all in a good times
event drives home the point even more.
The school will be able to make excellent use of the proceeds
of this event in promoting the development of young musicians.
award for Gulliver
On Thursday, June 14, the Bio-East Entrepreneurship Award was
presented to Dr. Wayne Gulliver, president and medical director
of Newlab Clinical Research, by Dr. Arthur Carty, president of
the National Research Council. Bio-East, a division of the GENESIS
Group Inc, is the network for the biotechnology industry in the
province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Gulliver is a dermatologist in the Faculty of Medicine. A
native Newfoundlander, he has played an important role in establishing
Newfound Genomics Inc., the first genomics company in Newfoundland
The award recognizes his leadership and entrepreneurial drive
in the development of the biotechnology industry in the province.
unique gallery program
An artists-in-residence program that is unique in Canada, based
on the provinces west coast, is entering its fourth season
with an expanded number of participants and a brand-new exhibition
gallery inspired by the projects remarkable success in
both artistic and community terms.
The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that
four artists will take part in this summers Gros Morne
National Park Artists-in-Residence Program, a collaborative project
of the AGNL and Parks Canada. The artists Thaddeus Holownia,
a Sackville, N.S., photographer; Diana Dabinett, Shoe Cove, NF;
Christopher Mona, a painter from Maryland; and Heather Reeves,
St. Johns will spend three to six weeks in Gros
Morne on their own work. They will also participate in the parks
public education programming or in program in local communities
An on-line collection of artwork by Newfoundland and Labrador
artist Christopher Pratt was launched in St. Johns June
Drawing From Memory: The Art and Life of Christopher Pratt features
209 of the artists works, as well as information about
his life. The site (http://collections.ic.gc.ca/pratt) has been created
as an educational resource by a team of six young Newfoundlanders
working under the direction of the Art Gallery of Newfoundland
The project was co-sponsored by Canadas Digital Collections,
an Industry Canada program; the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and
Labrador (AGNL); the Canada Council for the Arts; and Memorial
University of Newfoundlands Virtual Design Centre.
This collection gives people everywhere the chance to explore
Christopher Pratts magnificent work, said Industry
Minister Brian Tobin at the launch held at the Art Gallery of
Newfoundland and Labrador. It joins more than 400 other
collections made available through Canadas Digital Collections,
which enables organizations to hire young Canadians to digitize
Canadian content for display on-line.
Canadas Digital Collections gives young Canadians aged
15 to 30 entrepreneurial and technology-based job experience
developing multimedia web sites displaying Canadian content.
Over 400 such sites can be viewed on the Canadas Digital
Collections Web site (http://collections.ic.gc.ca).
Together, they display Canadas culture, geography, history,
science and technology to Canadians and the world.
The program is part of Connecting Canadians (http://connect.gc.ca), the Government of
Canadas strategy to make Canada the most connected nation
in the world, and is funded by the federal Youth Employment Strategy.