Back in 1974 a young teacher had an idea and sent this letter to the Superintendent of his school board.

Letter from Tim Borlase

Tim Borlase must have thought Christmas had come early when he received this reply from the Superintendent:

Reply to Tim Borlase

Tim set to work. First he contacted Noreen Heighton, a like-minded teacher in the Labrador Catholic School Board. Together they set to planning what went on to become an annual event in the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

For details about how the festival evolved over the years, see our History page.

Labrador Creative Arts Festival