Monthly Archives: May 2016

Kerra Quigley -Archivist Assistant

Summer is starting and students are getting back to work. I’m back for the summer to work at Them Days as the Archivist Assistant. My responsibilities have changed but Them Days is still familiar territory to me. I’m now a third year student at King’s College, and now I’m doing a double major. Social Anthropology, Creative Writing, and Journalism as my minor. School’s been a very big focus of mine all year, so it’s refreshing to be in a work environment.

 

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My hobbies remain mostly the same, I read, write, draw, I take more time for  long walks rather than swimming laps now though. I’m ready for the weather to warm up so I get to ride on my motorcycle. My family has some fairly deep roots to this community. It’s nice to get to learn more about Labrador and how my family’s ties into it’s history.

My goals for the summer are to learn more about maintaining the archive. To sharpen my research and organization skills. To gain skills I can use towards my degree. To learn more about my community, and to improve my writing skills through our Them Days Blog.

This summer is going to be busy, when it gets a bit warmer we’ll be starting up Them Days tours. We’ve also got a lot of new donations to sort through and a big to-do list we fitted to the frame of our door. I’m looking forward to the rest of my time here. It’s gonna be packed, but that’s a part of the fun.

 

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Anna Hutchings – Editorial Assistant

Hi everyone! My name is Anna Hutchings. I’m a summer student employee here at Them Days. This summer, I’ll be working as an editorial assistant alongside our editor Aimee Chaulk.

I’m currently a student at Memorial University in St. John’s studying towards a History degree. I don’t see any summer job being a better fit to helping me succeed with my degree than working at Them Days! History has always been a major interest for me. All through high school I always looked forward to taking history classes (which were all done in French) and that’s when I knew that it was what I wanted to carry on into post-secondary.

Anna1My favorite thing about working with Them Days so far is that I’m learning a lot more information and interesting facts about where I’ve lived for most of my life! In school, they didn’t teach us anything about the things that have happened right in our own backyard. We all made a goal list for ourselves and my goals for this summer are:

1.Improving my research skills.
2.Learn more about interviewing.
3.Gain more information about Labrador.
4.Connect with people in my community.
5.Gain more experience in writing.
6.Gain personal experience working in an archive.

I’m really looking forward to continuing the summer in our office. I can’t wait to be working on and contributing towards magazines, teaming up with my co-workers and trying my best to achieve my goals. I hope to see you in store this summer!

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Bradley Baker – Tour Guide/Social Media

Hello there! My name is Bradley Baker, I’m from Happy Valley-Goose Bay and I’m one of the summer student employees at Them Days for the 2016 season. Along with assisting my co-workers with editing and in the archive, I will be your tour guide and social media assistant. I am extremely thrilled to have this opportunity and can’t wait to get a move on!

BradleyThis fall, I will be starting the Tourism and Hospitality program at The College of the North Atlantic in St. John’s. Travel and exploring has always been a passion of mine. I think a role change in being the tour guide, as opposed to the tourist, is extremely exciting and I’m ready to take on all it has to offer!

I have set a few goals for myself for this summer:
1. Learn more about the history of Happy Valley and about its people- what has happened here, why it happened and how it happened.
2. Educate people from our community, province, country and the world about what Goose Bay is, its history what it has to offer.
3. To explore my home town more.
4. Help people enjoy their visit to HVGB to the fullest potential through recommending good restaurants, places to stay, and things to do and explore while they’re here.
5. Help release a magazine (or two!).

As I said before, I am extremely thrilled to be working with Them Days this summer and I hope to see you in store or on a tour very soon!

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