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Last Day!

Well it’s that time again, my last day of work at Them Days! It’s been a quick 15 weeks here, the fastest summer yet! It actually feels like I just started working here. I’ve worked with some great people and had some good times (all while working very hard of course!) so I believe that’s why. I’ve been busy here and hope that I made it easier on everyone, and I hope I helped out those of you who visited our office, or read this blog. Thanks for reading, by the way! That’s all for me, Aimee will keep this blog goin’ strong so enjoy!

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Labrador Canoe Regatta

So this has been the third regatta I have been to with Them Days, and it was a great time! The weather was actually quite nice despite the rain, which waited to arrive until after our race was finished. There was quite the crowd this year, too! It seemed to be bigger than the last couple of years. The beach was lined with booths, providing lots of foods to eat. There was lots of commotion at Gosling Lake as people cheered on their favourite teams in the races. Kids were enjoying themselves as well. They had some races of their own on the beach in toy vehicles!

Robyn and Sandra

Robyn and Sandra

A big thank you goes out to Hector Blake for the nice vests he donated to us this year. You can see Robyn and Sandra sporting them in the picture above. When I say we had a good showing at the regatta this year it can refer to both our results and our look! As for the novelty race, we placed 4th out of 6 teams, just out of a medal spot. However it was a close race as John Gaudi, Sandra Hollett, Robyn Clark, Allan Bock, Amy Haby, and I made it a close 4th! This race was a bit shorter than last year’s race I believe. We padded around the safety boat, positioned just inside the 1st buoy on the course.

Getting ready

Getting ready

Paddling hard around the safety boat

Paddling hard around the safety boat, great zoom on the camera!

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Finishing up!

What a tiring race it was though, but a great one with great people! We missed Aimee though, she couldn’t make it this year. I encourage anyone to sign up in future years, it’s free, too! That’s all for today, thanks for reading!

Group photo after the race! Pictured is Amy, Allan, John, Sandra, Robyn, me, and Amy's daughter Isabella.

Group photo after the race! Pictured is Amy, Allan, John, Sandra, Robyn, me, and Amy’s daughter Isabella.

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Expo Labrador

Well it was that time of year again: Christmas! Just kidding. But Expo Labrador is always a nice treat when we manage to make it there. Them Days had a booth, so it was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate what we represent and for us to meet some new people.

Our booth!

Sandra at our booth!

We had some old clothes with us

That hat though

This year, for our booth, Them Days brought along some old clothes for decoration, but also for anyone who wanted to come and try them on! We didn’t have many takers but we had some fun with it anyway. Our table also featured a prize draw, magazines and flags. We were happy to speak with anyone who happened to pass by.

Aimee!

Aimee!

Time went by quickly at Expo over the two days we were present. People were friendly and eager to speak with us, sharing their business interests but also personal ones! Us Them Days employees had a good time, and hope to attend future expos as well.

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Aimee and I at another booth!

Aimee and I at another booth!

We hope everyone enjoyed their time at Expo as much as we did. Thanks for reading!

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Practice Tour/Story Walk

Hey guys! Tourist season is upon us. As some of you may remember, we established a walking tour program of the historic lower valley last summer. We will be continuing the program this summer as well! These tours may also be referred to as story walks, since we will be visiting a local elder as they tell us about his/her experiences in early Happy Valley. I can’t give you any specific dates yet, but the program will resume very soon, and will have a weekly schedule.

At Birch Island!

At Birch Island!

Sandra and I went on a practice tour recently! We needed to iron out some details with the tour and see where we can improve. Our walk took us from the Them Days office down Strathcona street to the old nurse’s clinic, which is now someone’s home. We continued on the old path along to the Churchill River to Birch Island, where many people used to live. We completed the tour by walking along Grenfell street and back towards our office. There is much to learn about the lower valley, it seems you can discover history at every step!

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Mud Lake Fair

Hey guys, we’ve had a busy month here at Them Days: lots of preparation for the upcoming issue. So when the time came for the Mud Lake fair we thought it was a great opportunity for us to relax and enjoy ourselves

A beautiful day

A beautiful day

Aimee and Sandra from the office (as well as many others) decided to join in. Locals ferried people across the river in their speedboats. I live in Mud Lake, so I went too of course! I haven’t had a chance to go to the fair for the past few years due to school. However, the organizers of the fair decided to change the event’s time back to June. So that made me happy, and it seems like everyone enjoyed their time there as well.

From the bridge

From the bridge

Mud Lake isn’t quite used to all this hustle and bustle, the fair is always the busiest day of the year! There were lots of fun events, such as log throwing, target shooting, putting, a cakewalk, canoe races (time trials), and the auction.

Aimee and John finishing their race

Aimee and John finishing their race

My canoe race partner

My canoe race partner

The auction

The auction

Displaying one of many quilts

Displaying one of many quilts

The last activity of the day has always been the auction, where among other things, quilts are auctioned off. These quilts were made by local residents over the span of a few months. There was a nice crowd of people this year too, although this was the first auction I’ve been to myself. The fair raised money for the improvement of the small community of 50, so thanks to all who could make it there! Hopefully it was a great time for all.

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Just Saying Hello!

Hey guys, it’s great to be back! I’ve been working here at Them Days for a while now, this is my 4th week of my 3rd summer. The 3rd time’s the charm! Time has been flying by, and it seems like this summer is moving by quicker than any other. Of course that may be due to all the chilly weather we’ve had so far (except for today!).

As always, Daphne and Aimee have been very welcoming. Tabea was great to work with as well but her term ended soon after I got here, unfortunately. Wishing you the best, Tabea! I’m lucky to be joined by another summer student like myself as well! You’ll be hearing from Sandra soon, who started working with us shortly after I did. I’m looking forward to the rest of my term and sharing it with you guys!

– Wallace

Back in the office!

Back in the office!

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My Last Day at Them Days (Again)

Well, it’s time for me to head back to school once again. I’m here to write about my last day working for Them Days, for a second time! I’ve enjoyed working here over the past two summers. I’ve had great co-workers and rewarding work, which is probably why I came back! Like most people, the time has really flown by and it feels like I’ve just started. These three months didn’t feel like three months, that’s for sure.

Today was a nice day. Alicia, Aimee, Daphne and me headed out for a last-day meal. Alicia, our project worker, is nearly done working here. Tessa is too. This means the office will be nearly empty in a few days. Lots of changes for everyone here at Them Days!

Well there’s not much more to say, I hope you enjoyed the blog, which is not going back to school thankfully! There’ll be lots more to read since you still have Aimee. Thanks for reading!

Last picture!

Last picture!

 

 

 

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