Sporting seal skin bow-ties, the provinces Lt.-Gov. John Crosbie and federal MP Peter Penashue gathered with others today in St. John’s to make a major fundraising announcement for a Sealers Memorial in Elliston.
The fundraiser aims to raise $2.5 million for the project.
“We're people of the sea and we can't escape that,” Crosbie said.
Penashue announced a federal contribution to the memorial of $500,000.
The memorial is planned to open in 2014, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of two sealing disasters.
More coverage in Saturday’s print edition.
This is a corrected version.