Turning The Tide

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have always turned to the sea for our livelihood. Communities have been built and fortunes won and lost on her bounty. This long standing tradition continues today as we find modern and innovative ways to utilize our greatest natural resource. Despite our long standing history with the sea, we have barely scratched the surface of capturing the stories of our marine heritage, and, prior to 2017 when Turning the Tide was launched, no single event recognized the ongoing value of our marine industry as a whole. 

Surpassing expectations since its inception seven years ago, the Turning the Tide Awards program has come to represent leadership and success in today's marine industry, and has successfully brought to light much deserved moments in our marine history. "Turning the Tide" has come to symbolize a positive change of momentum in the events, the lives, and the fortunes of those involved in the marine industry in our province. As a Turning the Tide sponsor, you will help support emerging and present leaders, dreamers, and doers, whilst drawing attention to the strength and vitality of the marine sector of our province, both past and present. 

Thank you for supporting this worthwhile awards program. 

Chris Collingwood (Founder) & Leo Power (Founder)


Ann Harvey's Lithograph

This wonderful limited edition watercolour lithograph is created by the renowned John McDonald. John has been commissioned to pay tribute to a young Newfoundland heroine, Ann Harvey, who at the tender age of seventeen saved the lives of 163 Irish and English immigrants shipwrecked off Newfoundland’s south coast. See a short video of John McDonald developing Ann Harvey's Lithograph below. 

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Our Marine Sectors

Our marine industry is broadly considered to include these overlapping sectors: Shipping and Ferry Transportation, Maritime Logistics, Commercial Services, Aquaculture, Science and Technology, Marine Safety and Security, Naval and Defense, Offshore Industries, Ports and Terminals; Fishing and Fish Processing and Marine Education and Training.