Community Engagement


Thanks to All the Firefighters and Volunteers!

Thank you to Derek Sceviour, Roy Byrne, Allen Decker and all of our dedicated Firefighters;…

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Construction Details

Documenting our latest build

Botwood Culture of Outports Team

Newfoundland Hospitality

From early phone conversations and dialogue on our facebook page to our eventual meeting in Botwood, Janis Boone


So Long, but Not Goodbye!

After a whirlwind week in Botwood, it was hard to catch our plane back to Toronto.

Facebook-Central Divers

Our Home Away from Home

Our stay at the Exploits Hostel was most enjoyable, from our initial arrival, to…

Nan & Pop's Place

Home Sweet Home

Today, on the final day of our Botwood Community Build, we had the pleasure of dining at the home…

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Honourary Newfoundlanders At Last

What is screech and why do I have to kiss a cod?


Build Day Two

A well-deserved celebration.


Cod Today

Good food all the time.


This is how you get things done in Newfoundland!

Construction kickoff was a success with amazing support from the community!!


Moving the Lumber is a Great Workout

Making way for the build!

Pool Games at the BBG

Pool Sharks

The Botwood Boys & Girls Club invited us in for a friendly game of pool

I wish this was

Jigg’s Supper

It doesn't get much better than this! Supper with new friends.

Ice Candles

DIY Ice Candle Videos

How to make an ice candle in 5 easy steps

Botwood Group Photo

Botwood Invasion

Come down to meet us on Sunday February 16 at the Kinsmens' Club in Botwood

How To - Ice Candles

Ice Candles

5 easy steps to making an ice candle with objects you have at home.

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WORKSHOP #4: Schematic Design

The students met last night to present their preliminary concepts for the airbase.


WORKSHOP #3: Early Ideas

The team met last night for their 3rd workshop, and with only 15 days until their departure for Botwood,...

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Little Catalina – Boardwalk & Foot Bridge

Little Catalina proposes an extension to the boardwalk with a viewing platform and a foot bridge to the beach.

Skate Park

Building back a community, one skate park at a time

Find out what's been happening in Port Union since Foundation Square was completed.

Catalina Build Site

Catalina – The Learning Lab

Across the Catalina Elementary School, the community proposes for a learning lab to enrich the experience of the students...

Melrose -Down by the shore line

Melrose – The Viewing Platform

Melrose proposes to build a platform that provides the youths and elders of Trinity Bay North (TBN) and its...

Aerial View of the Foundation Square

Ryerson Today highlights Culture of Outports 2013

Architectural Science students revamp a waterfront community in Trinity Bay North, Newfoundland

Lights of Trinity Bay North

CBC St. John’s The Morning Show features Culture of Outports 2013

Have you ever had a chance to describe something on the radio?

An instant success with the kids!

Work Hard. Play Harder!

It was a bittersweet night for the Build Team.


Help is a’plenty!

We get by with a little help from our friends.


Hot Meal on a Cold Day

Day 3 and we have 8 posts and 4 beams in place!  We’ve been on our feet since 8…

Brainstorming ideas for "I Wish This Was"

1 Design, 2 Designs, 3 Designs, 4

We decided it wasn’t enough to do just one build this year, so we’ve taken up the challenge of…


What is it that you’re doing out there?

We have worked through the design, presented to various community groups of Trinity Bay North, and we are currently...

Brainstorming ideas for "I Wish This Was"

Open Studio at the Manager’s House

Today the team finally presented our concept for each of the builds inside the Manager's House in Port Union.

Designing on site

Design at One to One

The build team designing on site on a nice sunny day!

It was a big bonfire

Sparky Says

Sparky says learn not to burn.

Men (and Women) at work!

The Stoop

If you’re looking for us, you can usually find us here on the stoop with Bruce, Harold and Nev….

Shelley on the dance floor

A Kitchen Party, a Birthday and a Platform

Last night the community of Melrose hosted a kitchen party in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, with lots of good…


And Then There Were Lights

It’s day 5 and the Lights of Trinity Bay North are up! The community came out for the...

Over 60 and still sizzling!

Sizzlin’ Day at TBN!

The Culture of Outports build team had the opportunity to share time with two very different yet equally interesting...

I wish this was...

Community Event at the FPU Factory Building

Tonight we had our first official community meeting in Port Union!

Walking along Main Road

A Light Rain

Today was the first day that we had the chance to build something!

Karl Sarkissy-kissy

The Ugly Stick

Karl made some moves...on the ugly stick.

It is real!

Arn? Narn!

Today we met a rambunctious group of men by the names of Harold, Bruce, and Nev!

Wilma holding her photo as a kid at the Memorial Monument!

Coming back home

In a very short time, we have had the opportunity to meet a number of people who shared with...

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