Monthly Archives: October 2015

Win a one-year subscription to Them Days!

To get excited for our 1975 celebration/fundraiser this weekend, we’re doing a giveaway here on our social media channels–this blog and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

All you need to do is share a picture of yourself or your family from the 1970s! (Any year, any location.) If you’re using Twitter or Instagram, be sure to tag it with the hashtag #themdays1975 to make them easier to find.

And if you’re participating through this blog, just leave the picture in a comment!

To start off, I’m sharing a picture from the Them Days Archives:

The contest closes tomorrow–so start rifling through those photo albums!


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Help Fundraise for Them Days by Bidding in our Auction!

Our reading room looks like a gift store just exploded all over it, because, well, it’s silent auction time! We have an auction ongoing on our Facebook page, and it’s super-easy to participate. Just “like” us on Facebook, then make a bid!

There’s a bit of a twist, though: those attending our fundraiser on Saturday have one last crack at the auction items after it has ended on Facebook. That means if you’re not going to be at the fundraiser, you should bid carefully so you don’t get it snatched away at the end!

(Or, you should just show up to the fundraiser if you’re in town.)

There are some rare issues in our auction, so if you’re looking for any, this is the place to look!!

For example, take a look at THIS:

and this:

and there are other things, too, like



And LOTS more. I’m not even showing you my favourite item!!

Here are the official rules:

Online bidding will commence immediately. Comment on the images to place a bid. You can bid any amount you like, as long as your bid is in dollars only (no cents). Online bidding will cease at 4:00pm Atlantic Time on Saturday, October 24, 2015. A comment by the official Them Days page on the pictures will announce the close of online bidding. Then, the auction will re-commence in person at the Them Days fundraiser at the Lawrence O’Brien Arts Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay with the final bid from Facebook as the opening bid. The auction will close at the end of the evening, shortly after the concert, and winners may pick up the items then and there if they are present and pay for their items. Out-of-town winners are responsible for shipping costs. We accept cash and cheque on site, and debit, credit (Visa/Mastercard) and Paypal. Bid wisely!

Seriously, go Like our Facebook page and get started bidding!


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Annual Fall Fundraiser/40th Anniversary Event

2015 - Fundraiser 1975

This is going to be a really fun event!

We’re encouraging visitors to come dressed in 70s clothes (not mandatory, but you’ll be entered for a prize!) and we’ll be doing trivia and listening to some ’70s music by some local entertainers. Ahhh! It’s gonna be good!

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2016 Calendars are here!!! (And out around town!)

The calendar is NOW AVAILABLE!

The calendar is NOW AVAILABLE!

It’s that time of year again–time to get your Them Days 2016 Labrador calendar!! If you live in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, you can find it around town at Them Days retailers (and of course, at our office)! They are also currently for sale at our north coast retailers. If you don’t live here or the north coast, fear not: you can buy them online through our website!

They’ve been out for a week, and we’ve already got close to half gone from our office, and retailers have already asked to be restocked, so it’s a hot commodity this year! Get yours now! I don’t need to tell you that they’re a great gift idea for Christmas, but I suppose I just did. Give an affordable gift someone will use all year round, and support Them Days at the same time–does it get any better?


PS If you pre-ordered your calendar, it’s on the way!

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Need to Vote but you’re in St. John’s?

I just got this email and I thought it would be of interest to some of our blog readers:checkmark


I’m very pleased to announce that the St. John’s Native Friendship Centre is participating in a pilot project this year to offer advanced polling (voting) at the Native Friendship Centre (716 Water Street)!! This is for the Federal Election.

We will be open for voting 10am-8pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this coming week.

That will be Oct. 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.

This station will be open for Special Ballots, which means if you’re in town and away from your home district, you can still vote for the candidates in your home district from this voting station!! (example, if you’re in St. John’s for a medical appt, you can vote at SJNFC for your Labrador candidates.)

Attached, please find 2 flyers that you are welcome (and encouraged) to share with your participants/clients/staff.

This polling station is meant to target the often under-represented Aboriginal vote, but this polling station is open to EVERYONE.

The first flyer is about voting at SJNFC (St. John’s Native Friendship Centre). The 2nd flyer is information on what types of ID are accepted for voting this year.

This polling station will ALSO be able to register voters on-site.

This is open to ALL voters!! You yourself are invited to vote here, as well as your friends and family.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Nakummek / Tshinashkumitin / Wela’lin / Thank you

Amelia Reimer, Cultural Support Worker
[and, for Elections Canada: Aboriginal Community Relations Officer]
St. John’s Native Friendship Centre
716 Water Street
St. John’s, NL A1E 1C1

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