Gaelic language strategy to be unveiled

(17 May 2004) -- On the final day of Gaelic Awareness Month, Rodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, will make an important announcement at Rankin Memorial Consolidated in Iona, Victoria County.

Mr. MacDonald will be releasing the document release of Leasachadh agus Gléidheadh na Gàidhlig an Albainn Nuaidh (Developing and Preserving Gaelic in Nova Scotia: A Strategy for Community Based Initiatives).

The Gaelic Strategy is the result of three years of co-operative development between the Gaelic Development Steering Committee and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage, which included public consultations throughout the province.

The Strategy is a detailed plan for the preservation and advancement of Nova Scotia's Gaelic heritage. It acknowledges the valuable contribution that Gaelic language and culture makes to Nova Scotian society and its economic resources.

Comhairle na Gàidhlig, Alba Nuadh (Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia) and the Provincial Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage invites the public to attend this milestone announcement on May 31st at 10 a.m. at Rankin Memorial Consolidated.

For more information, visit or contact the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia, P.O. Box 51011, RPO Rockingham Ridge, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 4R8.

For additional information, please contact Jenna MacNeil at (902) 539-8046.

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