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Vol. 41, No. 1 has arrived!

41_1 cover - picture

The latest issue of Them Days is being picked up from PAL cargo as I write this note. And just in time too as tomorrow is International Women’s Day, and Vol. 41 No. 1 is all about Labrador Women.

It was so much fun putting this issue together. So many great stories to choose from and lots of help from Andrea Procter with the Daughters of Mikak Project, Holly Williams-Joy at the Mokami Status of Women’s Council, Sylvia Moore and Margaret Buckle.

For those of you with subscriptions, you should be getting your copy in the mail in the next few days. And for those of you who like to buy off the shelf, here’s the list of retailers’ who stock our magazine. We will also be rolling out this great issue at the Kinsmen Centre on March 8 in conjunction with the Mokami Status of Women’s Council Women’s Day luncheon.

Hope you all enjoy this issue as much as I did creating it!

Janice

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Things to do in Happy Valley-Goose Bay During The Summer

Whether you’re a first time visitor, returning or local- here’s a list of things to do in Happy Valley-Goose Bay during the summer!

  1. Take a walking tour of the heart of Happy-Valley with Tour Guide Bradley and one of the other Them Days staff members! On Thursdays they meet up with an elder from their community and you get to hear a lot of fun stories about the developments and history of Happy Valley. The tour is about 3km long and takes about 2 hours for the regular story walk and 2.5 hours for the elder experience. It’s a great way to spend an educational afternoon outdoors and being active!
  2. After the walking tour or maybe even during the walking tour if time is plenty, take a drop into Slippers N’ Things for all things Labrador! From things to custom engravings and t-shirts to seal skin boots and dream catchers- Slippers N’ Things and their extremely friendly staff have you covered.
    3. Once you’re good and hungry after your walking tour and little shopping spree you can head on over to El Greco’s where the pizza is fresh and garlic bread sticks are hot! (They serve other Greek dishes and very yummy poutine as well.) It’s an extremely popular place to satisfy the tummy with the locals!
    4. When your stomach is stuffed and eyes are tired after the busy tour you had- you can continue to support local business by booking a room at the Big Land Bed and Breakfast or the Royal Inn for a leisurely sleep.
    5. The next morning when you say “Man! That walking tour was absolutely fabulous and so interesting…but my legs are a little sore”- you can head on down to North West River beach and have a relaxing day in the hot sand warm breeze. You can even pay a visit to the Interpretation Center to continue learning more about Labrador, the traditions, trapping and its people.
    6. After a busy two days of a great walking tour, good food and a day at the beach- you might be hungry again! For any seafood lovers, Mariner’s Galley is the place to be! Every Friday night they have a full seafood buffet and a delicious menu. When you are nice and full (again), a walk around the bunkers would be a great idea! When leaving Mariners Galley you turn left, walk through the 5-Wing Goose Bay gates, and the road to our bunkers will be your first street on the left thought a set of 2 soccer fields!
    7. After exploring the bunkers, you’re probably really curious as to what they were used for, when they were used and what they stored! Well, if you’d like to pay another visit to Them Days, they would be able to tell you all about it and maybe even set you up with an issue or two with all of the information you would be looking for!

    Links and Contact for all of these wonderful activities and locations are found below

Them Days Walking Tours
Website & Tour Ticket Information – http://www.themdays.com/?page_id=1037
Tel. – (709)896-8531
E-Mail – themdays@themdays.com

El Greco’s
Tel. – (709)896-3473
Address – 133 Hamilton River Road

Slippers N’ Things
Tel. – (709)896-5660
Address – 55 Grenfell St.

Big Land Bed and Breakfast
Tel. – (709)896-2082
Address – 34 Palliser Cres.
Website – http://biglandbedandbreakfast.com/

Royal Inn & Suites
Tel. – (709)896-2456
Address – 3 Royal St.
Website – www.royalinnandsuites.ca

Interpretation Center North West River
Tel. – (709)497-8566
Address- Portage Road, North West River NL
Website- http://www.destinationlabrador.com/guide/labrador_interpretation_centre.html

Mariners Galley
Tel. – (709)896-9301
Address – 25 Loring Drive
Website – http://www.hotelnorth.ca/happy-valley-goose-bay-1/restaurant.php

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Exciting Tour Announcement for The Ranger passengers!

Good morning everybody!

We have some pretty exciting news- starting this coming Monday (July 18th), we’ll be adding in an additional walking tour for Monday mornings!

The tour will start at the Them Days office (3 Court Manche St.) at 9:00AM, it will take roughly 1.5-2 hours and if the weather stays like it has been for the last week, it’ll be a great way to get a morning walk and learn some interesting information and hear some great stories about Happy Valley with our Tour Guide Bradley!

The reason that we are doing this is to accommodate people that are travelling to the coast via. Northern Ranger.  We figured it would give people some time to stretch their legs, get away from the dock and have a good time with friends and family while waiting for the boat to leave again.

More information can be found at the ticketing desk at the docks or the following:
Call us at: (709)896-8531
E-mail us at: themdays@themdays.com (or bradleybaker@themdays.com)
Visit our websites: themdays.com (and click the ‘Tours’ tab)
OR just show up around 8:45 at 3 Court Manche St. We’d love to set you up with a ticket and have you join the group!

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Happy 10th Anniversary, Nunatsiavut! (SPECIAL PUBLICATION ALERT!)

Happy Nunatsiavut Day! Today is a very special Nunatsiavut Day, as it marks the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Nunatsiavut Government.

We’ve been working on a very special issue of Them Days in celebration of this day, and I’m so excited about it. One-hundred-and-ninety-six pages of stories from Nunatsiavut!! (That sounds like a lot, and it is, but believe me, there were a LOT more!)

Jillian Larkham and I worked on this issue together, and since it was sent to the printers, it’s been weird not working with her on it. Jill, I miss you!

There is such a wealth of stories and histories from Nunatsiavut, and it was really quite amazing to put it all together. The publication consists of new stories about the path of the LIA through land claims negotiations, coupled with older stories from previous issues of Them Days, all compiled into one large compendium of Them Days. At 196 pages, it has the most pages of any Them Days publication ever produced, AND it is also the very first Them Days publication with a full-colour cover! (So you see why we are just so excited about it.)

This special publication would not have been possible without the funding for it from the Nunatsiavut Government. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And Happy Anniversary!

So, without further ado, here it is:

Nunatsiavut Cover

The special issue celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Nunatsiavut.

Now get on out there and celebrate Nunatsiavut!

Aimee

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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?

Aimee

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

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