Thursday, June 15, 2006

Them Days Fundraiser

    The notice below was sent out from Teresa Best of the Native Liaison Office, MUN.
Them Days to hold fundraiser in St. John's

JUNE 14, 2006 - Them Days Archives & Publications will be hosting a fundraiser evening on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at the Inco Innovation Centre in St. John's.

The event will help raise awareness of Them Days magazine as well as raise funds for a much-needed archive room in which to store the vast amount of rare and valuable photos, negatives, taped interviews, books, official records, genealogies and numerous files of anything and everything to do with Labrador.

Them Days Editor and Curator, Lorne Hollett, is inviting everyone to this informative evening, which will showcase early photos of Northern Labrador.

Judge Jim Igloliorte will be guest speaker at the event and will tell of his first-hand experience of Labrador.

"Thirty-one years ago, the late Doris Saunders was hired to prepare a book of stories as told by the elders of Labrador", said Mr. Hollett Doris saw the potential of something great and established an on-going quarterly publication, which we still have today."

Them Days Archives & Publications has been called, "... the greatest source of Labrador archival material in the world."

"I am encouraging everyone to attend this event, as we need the public's support to help us achieve our goal of a proper archive, so that our valuable collection is kept safe for years to come," said Mr. Hollett.

Refreshments will be provided and every person who attends will have their name entered in a draw for a gift set of back issues of Them Days.

For more information on this event, contact Them Days at (709) 896-8531.