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Media Coverage 2000

Tourism Elliston elated with report
Geologists confirm Elliston Ridge is unique

Calvin Hayley
Calvin Hayley of Tourism Elliston holds a copy of a report from geologist Martin Batterson that explains the importance of the rock formations at Elliston Ridge.

For more information on Elliston's rock formations, see the "Felsenmeer" section under General Attractions.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., November 27, 2000

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Concerned about quarry operation
Tourism Elliston fears implications for tourism

Calvin Hayley & Joe Templeman
Calvin Hayley, of Tourism Elliston, and Elliston Mayor Joe Templeman are concerned that a quarry operation at Elliston Ridge will negatively impact on the local tourism.

"We feel strongly that this operation will have a negative impact on the tourism potential of our area. Our feelings are supported by a recent government survey, which indicated that the majority of tourists visit this province to experience its natural beauty."
- Tourism Elliston

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., November 20, 2000

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Community stages a 'time' for CBC program host

Jiggs Dinner beat!
What a time! The great music of the East Coast Ramblers was so infectious that a group of women who earlier prepared and served the Harvest Jiggs Dinner used kitchen equipment to maintain the beat.
Lenora Coles & Wayne Rostad
Congratulations Mrs. Coles! Wayne Rostad, host of "On the Road Again" congratulates Mrs. Lenora Coles for the work she did in creating and donating this root cellar quilt to help raise funds for the annual Bird Island Puffin Festival.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., November 13, 2000

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Elliston claims 'World Root Cellar Capital' status

Piper Mark Fletcher
Welcoming the guests at the Declaration dinner was Piper Mark Fletcher from Ontario, who makes his summer home in Upper Amherst cove.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., July, 2000

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Packet reporter receives recognition

Anne Barker accepts Tourism plaque
Anne Barker, accepts a plaque from Calvin Hayley, public relations with Tourism Elliston, in appreciation of her story coverage of the root cellars in the town of Elliston.

Source Kathy Gosse, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., 2000

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Elliston gets 'Root Cellar Capital of the World' title tonight

Bird Island Puffin Festival 2000 begins

Donated gifts display
Puffin Festival Organizers and supporters proudly display gifts which were donated to help raise funds for the event. Left to right are: Jon Joy, Marilyn Coles-Hayley, Ruth Ellsworth and Calvin Hayley.

Source Linda Fraser / Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., July, 2000

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Bird Island-Puffin Festival
Another successful event

Bowling at the Festival
There was lots of competition for the top bowling award as a coloured TV was the prize.
Myrtle Stagg
Myrtle Stagg not only wrote the skits performed at the Declaration Dinner, she also performed in them, including this solo skit, "I am a Newfoundlander."
Joan Gough & Son
Even if you have a broken leg, and need to hold on to your crutch, the frisbee toss can still be a lot of fun to play, as this boy discovered.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., July 31, 2000

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Getting ready for annual festival

Handmade quilt
This full-sized quilt was sewn by hand by Leora Coles as a fund-raiser for Elliston's Bird Island/Puffin Festival. This is the third year Mrs. Coles has made and donated a puffin quilt to Tourism Elliston. L-R Tourism Elliston members Calvin Hayley, Sam Ryan, Myrtle Stagg with Mrs. Coles.

Source Anne Barker, The Packet, Clarenville, Nfld., April 17, 2000

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