Co-op Week Media Advisory

Co-op Week Media Advisory, Proclamation Signing October 20, 2021


October 20, 2021

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, QC, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology to attend proclamation signing on October 20, 2021 to recognize the significance of Co-op Week in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Newfoundland-Labrador Federation of Co-operatives (NLFC) is holding a proclamation signing at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market during the Hump Day Market, to officially declare October 17 to 23, 2021 as Co-op Week. This week celebrates the significant role the co-operative business sector plays in the economic and social development of communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology will be in attendance.

There are a variety of co-operatives and credit unions owned by thousands of members throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The theme of Co-op Week 2021 is “Embracing the Future with Co–operation.” As the co-op sector navigates through the current pandemic, co-operation amongst partners to jointly deliver services in Newfoundland and Labrador allows for continued growth and development while embracing new partnerships and opportunities.    

Date:               Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Time:              5:15 pm

Location:       St. John’s Farmers’ Market, 245 Freshwater Road, St. John’s NL

Notes for Media

Dave Walsh, Managing Director of the NLFC, will be available after the event for comment. The Honorable Andrew Parsons and various members of the co-operative business sector may be available as well.

Contact Information

Please contact Faith Gates, Marketing Manager, NLFC by phone at 709 749 3179 or by email at with any questions.


Media Contact

Faith Gates

Membership and Marketing Manager

Newfoundland-Labrador Federation of Co-operatives

(709) 726 9431 |