Once again this year, makers, industry partners, and influencers gathered to celebrate National Seal Product Day in Ottawa, and the introduction of a new venue in
St. John’s. This follows Bill S-208, that designates May 20th annually as the day to recognize the significance of the seal hunt for Canada’s Indigenous people, coastal communities, and entire population.
The Sealing Industry provides not only economic growth for these communities, but it is also part of their cultural heritage and way of life. In this year’s celebrations, the importance of a sustainable industry was highlighted and showcased through the beautiful works of 16 makers from Newfoundland & Labrador, and Nunavut.
Both events had an incredible response from our 200+ participants, and we at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador would like to thank all of our sponsors, supporters and the general public for making this important day such a huge success.