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Media Coverage 1998

Bird Island Puffin Festival an overwhelming success

Body bingo
Body bingo came to Elliston and the
excitement was great as numbers were
called and participants moved into
place in an effort to form the letter X.
Hayward Keats & Rick Pardy
There was continuous entertainment during the festival featuring musicians from all around the peninsula. Hayward Keats of Newman's Cove an Rick Pardy of Keels kept the crowd happy on Saturday afternoon.
Horseshoes
Men of the area had their turn at playing games during the horseshoe competition.
Matthew Pearce
Almost every type of game was available and this boy took the opportunity to have a game of 10-pin bowling.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., August 3, 1998

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Bird Island Puffin Festival / Come Home Year starts July 19

Festival Site
Tourism Elliston members have much better facilities in place this year in which to host the festival. Shown are the new building including a kitchen, eating area and enclosed stage, which will be put to good use during the week-long event.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., 1998

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Back to their roots
The town of Elliston has become a museum of cold storage

Myrtle Stagg (right) of Tourism Elliston sits at the door to her grandfather's root cellar. Calvin Hayley (below) shows where a steel beam from the sealing vessel Eric was used in the roof of a cellar. Myrtle Stagg
Calvin Hayley
Calvin Hayley

Source Monica Kidd, The Telegram, St. John's, Nfld., 1998

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Digging out historic roots
Riddled with root cellars, Elliston a tourism, cultural draw

"We have more of them here than any other community in Newfoundland and Labrador and we want people to come and see them."

Cal Hayley, Tourism Elliston spokesman

Source Bob Benson, The Telegram, St. John's, Nfld., May 31, 1998

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Root Cellars 'hook' to developing a heritage identity
MUN folklorist impressed with cellars

Professor Hiscock
MUN professor Phillip Hiscock, accompanied by members of Elliston Tourism, toured many of the town's root cellars last week.
Town artifacts
Members of Elliston's Tourism Committee show Professor Philip Hiscock some of the town's interesting artifacts.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., 1998

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The root of an idea
Cellars hold tourism potential in Elliston

Calvin Hayley & Neil Pearce
Like most members of Tourism Elliston, Calvin Hayley and Neil Pearce are now very interested in root cellars. The local tourism committee believes that the root cellars will prove to be a major tourism attraction in the future.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., 1998

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