Monthly Archives: March 2016

Easter Holidays

Them Days will be closed on Good Friday (Friday, March 25) and Easter Monday (Monday, March 28). Have a good long weekend, everyone! And try not to spread the flu–it’s a bad one that’s going around.

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#IDThemDays Week in Review: March 14-18

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Happy 41st Anniversary, Them Days!

Happy 41st Anniversary Them Days. Bertha Holeiter cuts a cake, 1980.

The past year at Them Days (our 40th anniversary year), March 15 to March 15, has been a very busy year. When we wanted to celebrate turning 40, we did it in a big way.

Let’s look at a few things we’ve done.
– Labrador Morning Them Days show
– Re-issue of Snowblind & Seal Finger
– Storytelling Workshops in Rigolet, Nain, Upper Lake Melville & Cartwright with Gary Greene
– Happy Valley Story Walks
– photobooth fundraisers (Hallowe’en & Christmas)
– 1975 Trivia Night fundraiser
– Nunatsiavut 10th Anniversary issue
– ‪#‎IDThemDays‬ project
– Floaters, Stationers & Livyeres: The Labrador Fishery in Them Days
– Dave Paddon & Richard Neville night in North West River

Of course, these are only the highlights and end results. The fisheries issue, for example, meant that I had to travel around Labrador (and Newfoundland, for my first research trip there ever). And here are a few other favourite moments/pictures from our 40th anniversary year:

Kyle chair

Me, sitting in a chair from the Smokeroom on the Kyle!

The view from the Rooms

The view from the reading room at The Rooms. Ah!! (Our view looks at Notre Dame’s skidoo repair shop yard. That’s right, eat your heart out, Rooms employees!)

Some team names from our 1975 trivia night

Some team names from our 1975 trivia night

Robyn and the recycling

Robyn and the recycling. If you worked in this office, you’d know it was a big deal.

A beautiful sunrise in Hopedale

A beautiful sunrise in Hopedale, where I attended the 2015 Nunatsiavut Heritage Forum

A wee bit windy in Bay Roberts

A wee bit windy in Bay Roberts

I consumed lots of cups of tea...this one at Gladys Roberts' house in Cupids

I consumed lots of cups of tea…this one at Gladys Roberts’ house in Cupids

Visiting Jessie Ford in Nain

Visiting Jessie Ford in Nain

Pizza Delight fun with the summer students

Pizza Delight fun with the summer students

Learning a new skill: making sealskin bracelets!

Learning a new skill: making sealskin bracelets!

Biking with Sandra

Biking with Sandra

North West River

North West River

Dog in North West

Dog in North West

A new laptop!! HOORAY!

A new laptop!! HOORAY!

Silly steampunk students at Expo. And me.

Silly steampunk students at Expo. And me.

Clarice tells us about the river.

Clarice tells us about the river.

Max donated a flag to us

Max Blake donated a flag to us

We look miserable because of the weather, but the tours were very fun!

We look miserable because of the weather, but the tours were very fun!

Sneaky us...Happy Birthday Robyn!

Sneaky us…Happy Birthday Robyn!

We had Tabea work with us for a portion of the anniversary year.

We had Tabea Aggek work with us for a portion of the anniversary year.

Jenny Lyall plays at the 40th Anniversary celebration in North West River.

Jenny Lyall plays at the 40th Anniversary celebration in North West River.

(okay, okay, some of these I snuck in even though they were from a couple of weeks before the start of the anniversary year, in February of last year. But they were related!)
What has been your favourite 40th anniversary year event?
Aimee

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#IDThemDays Week in Review (Mar. 7-11)

We had some good success with the #WhereIsItWednesday photo last week. It was identified as William’s Harbour. We had a few other photos of the same place, so that was killing two birds with one stone! (Or more like four or five.)

And our Friday photo was also identified. Thank you everyone for helping out! If you see any photos of people or places you know, please let us know! Comment on the main picture if you can. We are worried that we are missing some identifications because we can’t see comments because of privacy settings in the shared photos. (We’re all about our personal privacy too, so we understand, but it doesn’t help us in our project!)

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#IDThemDays Week in Review (Feb. 29-March 4)

Monday’s picture has proven to be on the of most popular we’ve posted yet, reaching more than 4,000 people since we put it up. (Still don’t have many names though, and we’re worried that people have posted them elsewhere but we can’t actually see the identifications. Always important to let us know!)

And a bonus one on Friday:

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#IDThemDays Week in Review (Feb. 22-26)

Eep! It appears I’ve fallen behind with the posts! I’ll catch up now.

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