Monthly Archives: October 2009

Settling In

I am just about finished my to-do list. I had to transcribe an interview Aimee did with Silpa. Despite her voice having the tendency to lull you to sleep, I really enjoyed it. I learned about the impact the settlers had on the people here and about some notable people involved in  a few of the organizations in Labrador. It also taught me that my geography is downright pathetic.

I also had to look through transcripts to find stories for the December issue. Wow, them days was really interesting. There was this one story about how a woman was almost traded for a silver fox when she was a baby. There were many other stories that gave me a good laugh, and others that really made me think.

An interesting thing I noticed is that there a number of recurring surnames that pop up in different interviews. Kelly told me that it usually started with a person coming in from a European country and settling in Labrador. I imagine their family trees would be really impressive.

Overall, no complaints here. I’ve had a great time working here so far and I am sure it will only get better.

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Winters Comming!!!

EWWWW!!! I hate snow .. lol .. it is soo Gross, it’s cold and wet and uggg I just really dont like winter!! I Can’t Say that I hate it becasue one good part of winter is curling up with a good book ( or Magazine) like unno Them Days!! lol .. I think thats nice with your them days magazine and a nice cup of Hot Coco!! now thats winter. Well The new issue is out so get your coco ready becasue its curling and reading time!! Can’t wait the stories in there are so amazing!!! your gonna love them I know I do!!

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It’s The Weekend!!!!

Hey Guys , wow another week is up already!! I dont know about you but this week went by fast!! So whats everyone doing the weekend? Well I for one will be at the College of The Noth Atlantic’s Gymnasium for the Craft Sale!!! It starts at 10 if anyone is interested, there is going to be a lot of cool stuff there!! Well I hope to see you there!!! Remember it starts at 10am at the College .. In the GYM!!!! lol … hope to see ya 🙂

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New Katimavik-er!

Hello everybody, my name is Jillian and I am the new Katimavik volunteer at Them Days. A bit of info about me: I come from Scarborough, Ontario (east of Toronto). I started Katimavik in early October, so HV-GB is my first rotation. My group and I will be heading off to Midland, ON in January then to Chicoutimi, QC in April. We’ve been doing many different things such as volunteering at the Trapline Marathon, dancing with the residents at Paddon Memorial Home, and singing at last night’s fundraiser for Libra House, just to name a few.  We’ve all been having an amazing time here in Labrador, and we’re excited to get to know the town and get involved with the community.

Kelly, Aimee, and Amanda have all been very supportive of me since I first arrived here. I think I’m the 5th Katimavik recruit here, so I hope I can keep up the good work that the past participants have done.

Aimee is going to be on her honeymoon for a couple of weeks, so I’ve got a pretty solid to-do list on my hands. I’ve been really enjoying the work that I’ve been doing so far. Looking through the archives has been really interesting and eye-opening. I’m surrounded by so much history and it’s just been amazing to see first-hand accounts of early Labrador life.

That’s it for now. I’m really looking forward to the next three months working with Them Days and discovering Labrador!

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Away for a bit

Hi everybody,

I won’t be updating the blog for the next two and a half weeks, because I’m getting married and heading out on my honeymoon! I’m leaving the blog in very capable hands though, so don’t worry, there will be fresh reading material here for you to enjoy. (I’m looking forward to reading it myself!)

Aimee

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Team Them Days

Hey Guys it’s me Amanda again, lol , just stopped by to tell you once again how much I love my Job!! This place really is great, I cannot wait to Help out with the Craft Table on Saturday its going to be great, we hope to see you all there comming out and checking out what we have. It will be great!!!

As you know we have a new Katimavak worker Jillian who by the way is AWSOME!!! She is such a good help, and we are so glad that she is a part of our team here at Them Days.

Well It was nice to stop by and chat but its time to fun hope to see you all at The College on Saturday 10-4 come see us at our Table!!!

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(drumroll please) And our new Katimavik-er is…Jillian!!

Our new Katimavik participant has arrived in the office…and her name is Jillian! She’s come all the way from the Toronto area, and I know she’s looking forward to trying some caribou meat while here in Labrador. Like the rest of the Katimavik participants we’ve had, Jillian is going to be working on digitizing the negatives and some other archival work, and help me out with the magazine as well. I can already tell she’s going to be good! As Jillian is also going to be a blog contributor, I’ll let her properly introduce herself later.

We’ve gone from two people in the office to four…and I think we’re going to get a lot accomplished in the upcoming months!

Hello Jillian!

Hello Jillian!

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