June 22, 2012 – St. John’s:      The federal government gave $500,000 to help build the sealers’ memorial and interpretation centre in Elliston on Friday.

And that was enough to have Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie — the patron of the project — raise arms with the province’s federal cabinet representative, Peter Penashue.

“Our government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in activities that celebrate our country’s heritage. By supporting this memorial project in Elliston we are delivering on our commitment to strengthen our economy and support our communities,” said Penashue in St. John’s.

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