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St. John’s Storytelling presents: IN MY TIME: Stories from Labrador Elders

September 29 @ 7:30 pm

Join in as Dave Paddon hosts some wonderful tales from The Big Land.

This project features storytellers who have experienced the massive cultural change from the hunter/trapper/gatherer era to the modern wage economy. It wasn’t always easy, but they were- and they remain- resilient.

Jean Crane, daughter of Gilbert Blake who guided Mina Hubbard across Labrador in 1905. Jean tells of her family’s role in guiding the Kyle to a safe anchorage at North West River.

Alex Saunders was born in old Davis Inlet and has a lifetime of stories of his own as well as some told to him by previous generations, such as the time an old woman defeated a hungry polar bear.

Sarah and Gilbert Baikie live in Rigolet and have seen many changes. Sarah demonstrates the traditional craft of grass basket-making and Gilbert relates a harrowing hunting trip.

Morris “Pop” Blake lives in North West River and was one of the “Mission Men”. They were a multi talented group of individuals who helped build and maintain the International Grenfell Association station in North West River.

For all you story lovers out there, you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to tune into these wonderful stories of life in Labrador – from the comfort of your own home.



September 29
7:30 pm