Well it’s official! Them Days has joined the colouring craze and started a club.
Every Wednesday until March 29, we met at the office from 7-8 pm to colour, chat, and of course nibble on some delightful goodies. It’s a chance for those with an interest in colouring to get together for an evening, and to help us identify some photos while we have you here!
Colouring has been rediscovered in the last little while as a way to relax, reconnect and to just take a break from all life throws at us some days. The club is all colouring images from The Labrador Colouring Book with images by Gerald Mitchell. And it’s amazing to see his pictures come to life with a touch of pencil crayons.
Registration is $12, which includes the cost of the book, and $5 for each class you come to after that. For more information, or to register, call us at 896-8531.
Look forward to seeing you there,
The latest issue has been mailed out to subscribers and retailers who all should be getting the newest copy very shortly.
This issue was a little slower coming out then hoped, but there have been a lot of changes at the office in the last month, not to mention the Christmas holiday period. It’s my first time publishing a magazine, and I’m learning as I go so please bear with me.
Speaking of Christmas, before the break Aimee showed me an old edition of the RCAF Honker published the Christmas of 1945. It contains a lot of interesting articles and pictures, including the cover photo of this issue of Them Days. There is also an article about the laundry facility on the Base in Goose Bay which I’m hoping to reprint and am looking for anyone who may have stories of working there.
Any help you can give, on this or any other photograph or story, is greatly appreciated.
Happy New Year! It’s been a while since we’ve blogged and updated everyone on what’s happening at Them Days. There have been quite a few changes over the last month: Aimee went on maternity leave after welcoming baby Maggie into the world, and I’ve joined the team as acting editor.
All this change has taken some getting use to but it hasn’t slowed work or publishing. Our new cookbook Grub hit the shelves just in time for Christmas, and there’s still lots of these great books left if you haven’t yet gotten your copy.
The latest issue, 40.4, has arrived at the office and will be hitting mailboxes and then stores very soon. Layout has already begun on the next issue (41.1) which will focus on women in Labrador and, fingers crossed, be out in time for International Women’s Day on March 8.
And let’s not forget the online auction we are planning for February. If you have any items to donate, we’d be more than happy to accept. Events like this are how Them Days are continuously able to bring you the stories of Labrador.
So 2017 is shaping up to be a busy year ahead! But, with your continued support, I know it will be just fine.
Today was Multicultural Day at the College of the North Atlantic here in Goose Bay, and we were invited to attend along with other community organizations. Pei, our Folklore Master’s Co-op student, also had a table to represent China. It was a lot of fun! The students completed a scavenger hunt (it involved asking us questions and reading the materials at our booths) and had a Northern Games competition. Here are some photos Pei took from the event.
Thanks to the College of the North Atlantic for inviting us! We had a great time talking with the students about Them Days (and about China!). Also, kudos to whomever made the tea biscuits and toutons, because they were delicious.
The latest issue is out in mailboxes (at least in Labrador, so far. Those of you a little further afield will have to wait a few more days for it to show up.) and on retailers’ shelves!
Sorry for the bit of a delay with this issue. As you know if you read regularly, I had a serious case of pneumonia and was off work for a bit, and then the main computer bit the dust! (It was eight years old, so I’m excited to get a new one that will be nice and speedy and full of empty space!)
But we’re all back on track now, and working hard to finish the Grub cookbook before the holidays, and also the December issue. Our calendar will be out very shortly as well.
We had a very generous donation of a small shed to store some outdoor things that take up valuable space in our building. So on Sunday, we had to go and retrieve it! It was quite a process, and this sturdy little shed is heavier than it looks! But we had good help, as you can see by the slideshow. Thank you to all our volunteers who helped out!