For Cupids 400 – Remember ‘Indeavour.’
The Indeavour Saga Exhibit and the Indeavour Stage are among the openings this week.
Alan Doyle, along with MP Scott Andrews, Minister Terry French and MHA Charlene Johnson, Bill Grandy, Program Manager ACOA were in Winterton, Trinity Bay on June 14th, 2010 to launch the Official Opening and Keel-laying Ceremony of The Indeavour Saga Exhibit. Master of Ceremonies for the event was Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea.
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- The Indeavour Saga Exhibit is named for John Guy’s ship “The Indeavour,” which was used on his voyage from Cupids to Trinity Bay in 1612. This 34ft wooden vessel played an important role in Newfoundland’s History, as it was the first decked wooden boat built in North America. The boat was also used to explore the nearby coast and locate the Beothuk people. The exhibit itself will be a two–fold experience:
- The history of the vessel retold by elaborate illustrations and story boards in the Museum’s main building, featuring works by Robert Haliday, Hilary Cass and and Kevin Coates.
- The vessel construction which takes place outside in the boat building shed, where the keel, stem, counter and main frames of this full sized exhibit will come to life. Winterton Master Boat Builder, Jerome Canning, using the tools, techniques, and skills of the 17th century settlers will build a reconstruction of the Indeavour.
Boat Building Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Starting June 14th. The outdoor exhibit entitled, Portraits in the Streets – Cupids 400 hosted by
Cupids 400 and the National Portrait Gallery of Canada has begun. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Canada’s first English settlement, the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, is proud to bring Portraits in the Street to Atlantic Canada for the first time.
This outdoor installation—presented in collaboration with Cupids 400 Inc.—features framed reproductions of works from the national portrait collection, brought together around the theme of new beginnings and first contacts.
The portraits tell the stories of known individuals, such as Thomas D’Arcy McGee, Demasduit, George Cartwright and Grey Owl, as well as everyday citizens, whose lives and actions have shaped this country, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, over the past four centuries.
Portraits in the Street: Cupids 400 will be on display in Cupids, Newfoundland from June 15 to October 1, 2010.
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Starting June 15th. . The innovative, Cupids Legacy Centre will be open to the public.
The Centre is a place “Where the Present Meets the Past” – a place where visitors are encouraged to explore the exotic nature of our landscapes, our waterscapes, our cultural heritage and our people – a place where visitors are encouraged to pause and reflect on their heritage…. our common heritage and perhaps…. in the process of reflection …discover something about themselves. Those who visit this place will be invited to explore the legacies left by their ancestors and will be motivated to ponder their own legacies.
Illuminating the rich tapestry of history and culture that has defined Cupids’ place at the nexus of Canadian history, the Cupids Legacy Centre will represent a permanent home to a vast heritage that echoes in every field and cove of this remarkable place.
Interior of Cupids Legacy Centre
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On June 18th.
An Evening with British Poet/Author/Broadcaster Seán Street
Legacy Hall was held in Cupids Legacy Centre . Seán Street has published seven collections of poetry, the most recent being Time Between Tides – New and Selected Poems 1981 -2009
. He has worked as a radio producer, writer and presenter for many years. His most recent work includes a documentary to mark the 400th anniversary of the first permanent British settlement in Newfoundland, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in February 2010. Time spent in Newfoundland has inspired much of his most recent poetry. 7:30 pm Admission: $5.00
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On June 19th. The New World Theatre will be opening two of their summer plays. Both will take place on the innovative ‘Indeavour Stage’ which is behind the Cupid’s Haven B&B on Seaforest Drive.
New Wold Theatre's Indeavour Stage