Ted Russell Named
Person of Provincial Significance
On June 8th, 2011, NL Tourism Minister The Honourable Terry French, named Ted Russell "A Person of Provincial Significance" at a ceremony at The Rooms. Kelly Russell, his family, and members of the Bay Roberts Cultural Foundation attended.
Ted Russell, born in Coley's Point
One of NL Most Loved Writers
BAY ROBERTS TO BRIGUS
is a "Holdin' Gound"
In the region, we celebrate spectacular natural scenery and a legacy of cultural heritage, including native sons - Ted Russell and David French, both born in Bay Roberts, Christopher Pratt (whose mother was born in Bay Roberts) & Captain Bob Bartlett from Brigus. In addition, we celebrate the oldest English colony in Canada, founded in 1610 in Cupids by John Guy.