IDThemDays Review (June 20-July 25)

Hello! There has been another five weeks since last IDThemDays review, and we have had 13 more photos posted. 10 of them has been fully identified, but there are 3 photos we need your help!

This one is not identified yet.

And this one is not identified yet.

This one is not identified either.


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Afternoon Tea and Photo Identification Session Part 2

Afternoon Tea part II:

During the second half of the afternoon tea 2 former teachers (John Penny and Jerome Bergart) who taught in Nain during the 1960’s spoke to the group. John Penny taught grade 5 and Jerome Bergart was the school principal. They showed some photos and videos that they had taken during their time spent in Nain. They also shared some of their fondest memories of the people that they met. A few of their former students were in attendance and they too shared some memories of their school years and also of the memories of their teachers. Here are just a few photos from their extensive collection!


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IDThemDays Review Back after 6 weeks!(May 7- June 15)

Hello! It has been a WHILE since my last post of our IDThemDays Review and I am sorry for being late. But I do have a lot to add this time! Our IDThemDays project has been going very well, and there have been more than 350 miscellaneous negatives (including their copies) filed correctly during this No-Review-Posted period:)

For our social weekly media posts, there were 17 photos posted. 13 of them were fully identified and 1 was partially identified. There are still a few photos without information or some names or locations were not identified yet, so please let us know if you can contribute more!

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Afternoon Tea and Photo Identification

Afternoon Tea Part I:

On Friday June 15th we had the opportunity to go to the Friendship Center to host a photo identification session during the seniors’ afternoon tea. Pei, Aaron, Aimee and I were in attendance. We showed quite a few photos and managed to gather information on about 23 of them. Some of the photos were fully identified and others partially identified. Here are some of the photos that were identified either partially or fully!


Stay tuned for part 2 🙂



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More fun with the dinosaur

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Our Fundraiser: A Recap

Wow, what an awesome evening! I don’t even have too many pictures to share–we were just that busy backstage to get many. But what a wonderful evening!

I was the host/MC, so I had to figure out just how I was going to do this alone. I watched some old variety shows on YouTube for inspiration, but it just left me wondering how I was going to pull it off. I don’t have the singing power of Johnny Cash, or someone to bounce jokes off of, like Donny & Marie, or Sonny and Cher (and they all perform!). Ed Sullivan is, well, Ed Sullivan.

But not to fear–a T-Rex managed to crash the Them Days Variety Show. My hosting intros were anything but dull, because I was busy chasing a dinosaur off stage. He wanted to be part of the show, to dance and to play drums. In the end, I gave our Late Cretaceous Era friend a t-shirt for his volunteer efforts. We don’t generally go *that* far back in time in our history magazine, but it was nice of him to try to help.

The performances were all wonderful, starting with the dramatic Let’s Dance senior and elementary ballet classes, followed by Noah Elson with his Michael Jackson performance, and the colourful Modern Let’s Dance performance. Then we had intermission with a silent auction, and the musical acts started. Gary Mitchell and the Jacinda Beals Band both had wonderful sets.

The first thank you goes out to John Heard, for organizing this show. We are so fortunate to have someone who pops by the office and occasionally offers to pull off a benefit concert. Thanks to our performers: Let’s Dance (headed by Jenny Seaward), Noah Elson, Gary Mitchell (feel better soon, Jen!), and the Jacinda Beals Band. Thanks also to our Board members who showed up to volunteer, and to Abby and Aaron who were the best dino-wrangers a charitable organization could ask for. Thanks also to Pei, who stole the show, and to Robin Cooper. Also thank you to the staff and volunteers of the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre for being wonderful hosts.

Thank you! We had a lot of fun, and I hope you did too if you came out last night.


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Photo Collections and QSL Cards

Hi again, I am back for another summer! I have been working on entering some of our photo print collections into a database so that we can quickly pull information about any of our photos that we have here in the archive. One of the collections that I’ve recently completed is the Cave family fonds.

This series of photos was donated to us by Norma (Cave) Sparkes. The photo collection belonged to her parents Evelyn (Shaw) Cave and Wilson Cave. The photos were taken by Evelyn and Wilson during their time in Labrador. One of the more interesting things I found in this collection were old radio cards belonging to Rev. Lester Burry (Northwest River).

A little background on Radio (QSL) Cards:

  •  “Radio cards (sometimes known as QSL cards) is a written confirmation of either a two-way radio communication between two amateur radio stations or a one way reception of a signal from an AM radio, FM radio, television, or shortwave broadcasting station. It can also confirm the reception of a two-way radio communication by a third party listener.
  • A typical QSL card is the same size and made from the same material as a typical postcard, and most are sent through the mail.”


Rev. Burry was an amateur radio operator and the cards were sent to him by people whom he chatted with. He reached many people in various places (even as far as South Africa!).


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