Workshop # 1: Culture of Outports Welcomes the 2013 Team


Culture of Outports welcomes student participants Madeleine, Ryan, Mitchell, Elijah, and Karl from Ryerson University to the 2013 Community Build!


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Culture of Outports welcomes student participants Madeleine, Ryan, Mitchell, Elijah, and Karl from Ryerson University to the 2013 Community Build! This year, the team will visit the communities of Trinity Bay North, with the build site located in Port Union.  Founded by Sir William Ford Coaker in 1916, the town is the headquarters of the Fishermen’s Protective Union and is North America’s only union-built town.

Philip and Alana presented our first workshop, providing a brief overview of the project goals and objectives, and introduced the students to Port Union through a review of photos and a discussion of the community’s history and cultural resources.

We were also very fortunate to have special guests Calvin Evans and Ben Angus, join us.  Calvin, a Newfoundlander and invaluable researcher provided us with a lot of interesting stories and a brief historical background about the outport communities of Newfoundland, the evolution of Port Union, and information on the maritime culture of shipbuilding, the codfish industry, and more.  Ben, who participated in Burlington Community Build, shared his unique experience as a student, giving us a glimpse of what to expect this year.

Keep posted for updates as we countdown to June 16!

 

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