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Celebrations over the year 2010, marking the 400 Anniversary of the first English Settlement in Canada, have made their mark on the history and culture of the region. Everyone who attended an event has gained a memory for a lifetime.
In August 1610, John Guy and a group of 39 English settlers started the first official English colony in what is today the country of Canada and one of the first European settlements in North America. Although the 21st century is far removed from the 17th century in time, there are similarities between our world and the world of John Guy’s colonists.
Colonists Kept Journals, Wrote Letters and Books – We Text, Tweet and Blog
The 17th century colonists kept journals and wrote letters and books. Today, the mass media is becoming less important and communication has been returned to the individual, who texts. blogs, tweets, comments, produces Facebook entries, and YouTubes.
As governor, John Guy kept a journal, and Henry Crout kept what he called “A Weather Journal” which recorded day to day events. Cupids Cove Chatter, in a similar way, provides description and commentary on events in the town of Cupids and throughout the Northern Avalon – St. John’s Region during 2010. Please examine the blog for a record of all events.
Also, examine John Guy’s Flickr for photos of all events as they occurred. It is an amazing record of over 3300 photos taken during 2010.
John Guy’s Photostream on Flickr > >
Will Our Records Last?
The colonists’ journals, letters, documents, and books, which have been preserved mainly by the University of Nottingham and Lambeth Palace Library, assisted William Gilbert and his archaeological team to pinpoint the exact location of John Guy’s colony. The year 2010 in Cupids has been well recorded with YouTube Videos, Television productions, photographs, blogs, ipod apps, emails, Flickr, and other modern technology. Will someone be able to see and hear our records in 2410 as we can read the journals and other documents from 1610?
Recorded for 2110 Quincentennial…