Monthly Archives: April 2012

Garmel Rich to be inducted into the Hall of Honour for the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards!

Them Days would like to congratulate Garmel Rich for her induction into the Hall of Honour for the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Awards. Garmel is originally from Rigolet, Labrador, and has been recognized for her grass sewing. It is a traditional craft and art form that has a special place in the cultural fabric of Labrador. Garmel will be inducted into the Hall of Honour tomorrow, April 28th.

Here is a link to the list of finalists for the NLAC Awards.

Congratulations, Garmel Rich!




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Long Time No See

Hello Labradoreans and readers alike! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted but I’ve been super busy with digitizing and Katimavik duties. Last week I stayed home to house manage. House managing is when two Katimavik stay home for a week to clean up after everyone, grocery shop and make meals for the other volunteers who go to their work placements. Sounds fun? Wrong. Most volunteers are lucky enough to only have to do this once per rotation but I (unfortunately) have been chosen to do it twice.

Last weekend My Katimafamily and I went dog sledding, possibly my favorite Labrador experience so far. While only two of us got to ride the dogsled at one time (and no, I didn’t fall once) the rest of us still got to ride in a komatik! I also enjoyed petting the dogs, in Katimavik we aren’t allowed to have any household pets so we’re deprived of animal affection.

As a house manager I had to spend the week baking goods to sell at the rummage sale that was at the Legion on Saturday. We were selling bread, cookies, tarts, muffins and even pie as a fund raiser for our C.C.P (Collective Community Project). Our CCP will consist of a book with tips on reducing, reusing and recycling and living an overall more eco friendly lifestyle in Labrador.

As for here at Them Days our editor, Tara has worked tirelessly to finish the latest issue, starting work on Friday at 9am and not finishing until 6am on Saturday! The issue is currently off to be printed and should be expected to come out next month.

until next time

– Brett

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Them Days AGM Tomorrow!

Hello everyone,

Them Days will be holding its Annual General Meeting tomorrow night at 7 pm.It will be at the Labrador Friendship Centre on Grenfell Street in Happy Valley – Goose Bay. We are looking for new board members to joint the Board of Directors! If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please come out – nominations and voting will take place at the AGM!

Wondering if Them Days is for You?

It could be a great volunteer experience if you have any of the following:

-Knowledge or desire to learn about Labrador, its heritage and people.

-An interest in preserving Labrador’s rich culture and identity.

– An interest in volunteering with a positive, friendly, and like-minded group of people.

– Experience with a not-for-profit organization, or wish to get involved with one.

– An interest in Them Days magazine, or publication in general.

– An interest in history and/or archives.


Please check out the poster!

Hope to see you all there!


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Hello Them Days followers!

My name is Brett and I am the new Katimavik volunteer here at Them Days. I am very excited to work here for the next three months and can’t wait to learn about all Labradorean history! I am from a town in Ontario called Cobourg but my Katimavik group and I just moved from St.Pierre Jolys, MB. Cobourg’s population is roughly 18,000 and I thought it was a small town until jut a few days ago when I heard that Labrador’s entire population consists of 30-32,000(ish) people. I now consider my home town to be a small city.

So far Labrador has been awesome! The copious amounts of snow has allowed myself and my Katima-family to dig a snow shelter in our front lawn big enough for the whole group (10 people) and the day after we arrived here we went tobogganing and man oh man was that intense.

Incase some of you are wondering my favorite activities are reading/ writing, swimming, longboarding, snowboarding, hiking, canoeing, fishing and playing videogames (preferably listening to music while doing all that).

This bloging is new to me but I will do my best to keep it as up to date and interesting as possible.

See you on the flip side



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