A Good Night Out at the Interpretation Centre!

Last night I went out to the Labrador Interpretation Centre for a fun event. Dave Paddon and Richard Neville were putting on a show filled with music and storytelling…and it was AMAZING! I’m so glad I went out. It was pretty much a full house, which was great, too. I’m always glad when cultural events draw a crowd.

Another reason that this show was so exciting was Dave’s and Richard’s decision to donate the proceeds of their CD sales to Them Days! A good number of people bought the CDs (it really couldn’t be helped after such wonderful entertainment!).

All in all, Dave and Richard donated $350 to Them Days. It was very much appreciated, and I was quite overwhelmed!

Richard Neville, me, and Dave Paddon

Richard Neville, me, and Dave Paddon

Richard and Dave up on stage. I think Dave may be telling a good ol' yarn about a 12-Elan here.

Richard and Dave up on stage. I think Dave may be telling a good ol’ yarn about a 12-Elan here.

The spread of food at the reception. Mmm mmm mmm!

The spread of food at the reception. Mmm mmm mmm!

Thank you for all your generosity! We really need new computers, and this helps out a lot.

Aimee

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Military Museum

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Myself, Aimee, Alicia, & Wallace went to the Military Museum today. What an adventure! I’ve never been to a museum before, so it was quite joyful for me :) Never expected to see what I did see though. I love learning about the war, and this was definitely the place to go! I enjoyed seeing the old flight suits, didn’t think they’d look like that to be honest. 

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Event at the Labrador Interpretation Centre

Some exciting news! There will be some music and recitations at the Labrador Interpretation Centre, performed by Richard Neville and Dave Paddon. The event will be held tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 7 pm and all are welcome to join. It will be a night of great entertainment. There will be an admission fee of $2.50, and the proceeds from the CD sales will be donated to Them Days! So we appreciate that very much.

So if anyone would like to hear some live tunes and hear some good poems with friends, come on down to the Labrador Interpretation Centre on 2 Portage road, North West River! If you would like some more information, call the LIC at (709) 497 – 8566. Thank you, and have a good day.

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Saying Goodbye

Today is my last day at Them Days.

I hardly know what to say, which for a blog is great. It feels like I was just getting used to Them Days, and now, my time’s up. I’m going to miss seeing everyone everyday, and especially getting to write this blog. The blog started out as the thing I was most nervous about. After a while it became the part of the job I liked the most. The chance to write on a weekly basis, and getting feedback on it was fun for me.

 When I took on this job, I learned a lot of new and unexpected things. I learned a little about birth, cannibalism, parachuting dogs, electrical wiring, snotty computers, as well as a fair bit of Labradorian history.

My last day I was treated to lunch and a cookie by my co workers at Them days. We had a great time. I’m gonna miss it.

My final days at Them Days.

Good bye.

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My Very First Interview Trip!

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Last week on Wednesday, I decided to head home to Norman Bay to interview my grandfather. Myself, along with my cousins arrived in Port Hope Simpson Wednesday evening and drove to Charlottetown to catch our Ferry to head to Norman Bay Thursday. On the way down to Port Hope, myself and my cousin, Gus.. ended up breaking the back window in his van. We didn’t take no notice to it until we pulled over to stretch our legs lol. It was a dusty ride for the most part. On the way down on the Ferry, I got to see Jumpers (Whales), and HUGE icebergs. & of course, I didn’t have my camera out at the time. Friday night, when my pop got back from down the shore, I went up and interviewed him.. of course with his consent. I asked mostly of his childhood growing up. He was shy at first, pretty much like everybody. And, myself not knowing the recording stopped 5 minutes into the interview and I didn’t take much notice and kept going. So, I only have 5 minutes of questions and answers on the recording. The good thing about it, is that I’ve been told many stories about my grandfather growing up. & I’d love to add more of what I’ve been told. It may have only been less then a week home, but I loved it! 

There’s no place like home :) 


 

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Timbits Across Canada

Hitch Hiking across a foreign country is definitely a popular bucket list item, what about your own home country? Canadian journalist John Stackhouse after returning home to Canada after nine years overseas celebrates his homecoming with a cross country hitch hiking trip to assess his country for himself.

Throughout the book John gives and is given advice on hitch hiking safety. Never enter a car with shaded windows, never get in a car with a single person with shaded windows, never get in a car with someone who is high, driving a car with shaded windows and his girlfriend. The last one was more of a personal experience rather than a written rule.

I was surprised to hear what people had to say, opinions about politics, their communities, on the human condition itself(Sometimes through uncomfortably loud diatribes). As well as a varied from every kind of person you could imagine. The younger generation, the wiser generation, those who were once foreign to Canada, as well as those with thick family roots, even a con man. The author has a clear and organized way of expressing his trip and his own reservations. A controlled style for a book of a thousand points of view. 

Four Labradorian Flags out of five. :)

 

 

 

 

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Fun Video from Weird Al

Weird Al has just come out with a new video…no, it’s not about Labrador, but it’s about spelling and grammar, and I’m an editor, so it’s related. We just had a good laugh watching this in the office. It’s called “Word Crimes”…enjoy!

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