The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum has been presented with the annual Award of Merit for 2018 by the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL) at their annual conference and AGM held this weekend in St. John’s. The Award was presented by Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation on behalf of MANL.

The Award of Merit recognizes significant contributions to the practice of museum and heritage work in Newfoundland and Labrador. It is awarded to an organization, agency, or individual for an outstanding, innovative or creative achievement in the museum, gallery or heritage field, or in any area related to the preservation and development of the provinces cultural heritage, including research, collection, documentation, exhibition, public programming and management. (

This could not have been possible without the fantastic and talented committee who are dedicated to preserve, interpret, and promote the 223 year history of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment. We are grateful for the financial support of our patrons, especially Susan Patten of the Harvey Family Foundation whose funding has been key to our success. Elinor Gill-Ratcliffe also has supported us generously.

We will continue to work hard and lead the way, that we hope, will make every member, former member, and the public of Newfoundland and Labrador proud of “OURS!” — The Royal Newfoundland Regiment!


Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister  of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation on behalf of MANL to Chair of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum Committee, Frank Gogos

L to R: Chair RNFLDR Museum Frank Gogos, Hon. Christopher Mitchelmore, committee members Chris Butt and LCol (ret’d) John MacDonald

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