May 15, 2019
To Whom It May Concern:
Cupids Legacy Inc., is a registered charitable, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to preserve, prominently display and effectively promote the history and heritage of Cupids and the Northern Avalon region from the early 17th century to the present.
The Cupids Legacy Centre was opened in 2010 as a legacy project of the Cupids 400 anniversary celebrations, which commemorated the establishment of the first English settlement and birthplace of English Canada by Governor John Guy (Cupids, 1610). The Centre is a state-of-the-art facility with an innovative and interactive museum, a family history
resource centre and archive, a multipurpose hall, a museum shop and an exterior viewing deck and faerie garden. A place “Where the Present Meets the Past,” the Legacy Centre showcases the heritage and culture that have defined our place in Canadian history.
As we are a not-for–profit organization that must provide for its own sustainability, we will host a number of fundraisers throughout the year – one of which is the 6th Annual Lobster Supper and Auction – which will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2019, at the Cupids Legacy Centre. To assist us with our fundraising efforts, we would like to ask you to consider making a donation in the form of a product, service or monetary amount for this Annual event. Donations may be picked up or dropped off at the Legacy Centre by June 11th, 2019.
We thank you for your consideration and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Corrina Bartlett or myself at 528-1610.
Chair, Cupids Legacy Inc.
Admiralty House Communications Museum has a new exhibit “Field to Flight” that will be on display from May 13 to August 31, 2019, at the Annex, located next door to Admiralty House in Mount Pearl.
In September 1913, flying was very new, very risky, and very exciting. Records were made, then broken. No one had ever flown across the Atlantic nonstop. Lord Northcliffe, the owner of Britain’s Daily Mail, wanted to change that with a contest. Many teams were ready to try in 1914—then the Great War broke out and the contest was put on hold. In November 1918, just three days after the Armistice, the race was back on. The right departure point would be key. For a few exciting weeks in the spring of 1919, the teams set themselves up here in Newfoundland.
2019 marks a century since the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic and Admiralty House is creating a new exhibit titled “Field to Flight”. The exhibit will highlight some of the major players of a historic race and feature Margaret Carter, a St. John’s women and her perspective on the race.
“Field to Flight” will be open to the public starting May 13, 2019, at 7 pm at the Annex. The exhibit will feature artifacts connected to the race and Ace Academy: Flight Experience, an educational and inspirational traveling interactive, produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation.
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
co-sponsored workshop from
The Canadian Conservation Institute
Products Used for Display, Storage and Transportation
Dates: June 19-20, 2019
Instructors: Jean Tétreault and Monique Benoit
Location: Basilica Parish Conference Room, 200 Military Road (next to the Basilica)
Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot. Lunch, nutrition break snacks and beverages provided.
This workshop provides an overview of products commonly used for mounting, displaying and storing museum objects. Products covered include woods, papers, paints, plastics, textiles, etc. The use of silica gel and sorbents is discussed, and spot tests to identify some products are demonstrated. Options to avoid problems related to off-gassing or staining are provided. Participants are invited to bring samples for discussion.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- understand the interactions between products and objects
- select products that are suitable for use in museums or archives
- understand the properties of many types of products available on the market
- verify information or test products for compatibility with objects
- Principles of interaction between object and products
- Wood products (including panels, cardboards and papers)
- Coatings (including paints, varnishes and stains)
- Plastics (including sheets, boxes, panels, foams, gaskets, adhesives and sealants)
- Silica gel and pollutant sorbents
- Spot tests
- Internet search
Registration: ANLA/MANL members $180
Enrollment limits: Minimum 10, maximum 25
For more information or to register, contact:
Mary Ellen Wright
Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives is asking for nominations for the executive of our organization.
- 3 Directors – ANLA directors represent members on the ANLA executive and attend monthly executive meetings in St. John’s (some travel assistance is available, or distance attendance can be arranged.).
Term of office is until the next AGM (June 2019).
Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible to hold office in the Association, with the exception of employees of the Association.
Nominations must be signed by the candidate, a nominator and a seconder, all of whom must be members in good standing. Elections will be held at ANLA’s Annual General Meeting on June 22, 2018.
Nominations may be submitted to the ANLA office.
Deadline for nominations: June 18, 2018
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON
June 22, 2018
The Annual General Meeting and Luncheon for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be held in the Conference Room at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s commencing at 9:00 a.m. Payment of membership fees for 2018-2019 welcomed. (We ask that you fill out a Membership_Form.)
Parking: Some parking is available on site. Attending members are encouraged to car pool or use public transport.
Luncheon: 12:30 pm – 2 p.m. Cost to members: $20.00 RSVP required – please contact the ANLA office by June 18 if you wish to attend the luncheon. Please mention any dietary restrictions.
Menu: Soup, sandwiches and dessert
Further details to follow!
The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is currently undertaking consultation sessions in various communities on the island and Labrador for the Cultural Plan Renewal, set to be released in Jan 2019.
From each of the completed sessions, we have received meaningful feedback from many groups and individuals.
We are now providing an opportunity to individuals and groups who are unable to travel to participate in a Virtual Cultural Consultation.
The date set for this special session is:
Wednesday, May 23rd
10 am- 12pm
If you are interested, please respond to this email. (CulturalPlanRenewal@gov.nl.ca)
The following will be required to participate in this session:
- Access to a computer or tablet with high-speed Internet access and speakers
- A microphone and Webcam are also recommended.
We encourage you to share this message with friends and colleagues, so they too are aware of the opportunity to shape our important cultural plan for the future.
Furthermore, written submissions are accepted until July 15th, 2018.”
|Monday, Apr 30||St. John’s||The Rooms|
|Tuesday, May 1||Carbonear||Ocean View Art Gallery|
|Monday, May 7||Botwood||Flying Boat Museum|
|Tuesday, May 8||Twillingate||Twillingate NWI Dinner Theatre|
|Wednesday, May 9||Bonavista||Garrick Theatre|
|Thursday, May 10||Marystown||St. Gabriel’s Hall|
|Monday, May 7||Plum Point||Plum Point Motel|
|Tuesday, May 8||Norris Point||Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum|
|Wednesday, May 9||Stephenville||Arts and Culture Centre|
|Thursday, May 10||Corner Brook||Rotary Arts Centre|
|Thursday, May 17||St. John’s||Anna Templeton Centre|
|Wednesday, May 23||Placentia||Placentia Arts Centre|
|Monday, May 28||Labrador City||Arts and Culture Centre|
|Tuesday, May 29||Happy Valley-Goose Bay||Them Days Archives|
ANLA is looking for 2 directors to sit on its 7-person executive board. Terms of these positions will run until ANLA’s next AGM in June 2018. You must be a member in good standing of the organization and be ready to attend monthly meetings, either in person or via teleconferencing, Skype or other distance method. Meetings are usually held at 5:30 p.m. Newfoundland time, 5 p.m. in Labrador.
Nominations to these positions will be reviewed by the current ANLA board, who are empowered by Section 5-7 of the organization`s by-laws to make appointments as necessary to fill any vacancies that occur between AGMs.
Below is a job description. If you have any further questions please call the ANLA office. This short term appointment is a good opportunity to see if you would be interested in being an ANLA Board member for a longer term!
Director, ANLA Executive Board
Job purpose: Actively promote ANLA within the heritage community through participation in various ANLA and sister organization activities and events
Duties and responsibilities:
- Attend all executive, special and general meetings, either in person or via a teleconferencing format
- Sit on as either a member or chair of at least one ANLA Committee
- Carry out special projects as assigned by the executive
These duties generally take 2-3 hours per month.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON
June 16, 2017
The Annual General Meeting and Luncheon for the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives will be held at The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John’s, commencing at 9:00 a.m. Payment of membership fees for 2017-2018 welcomed. (We ask that you fill out a membership renewal form.)
Parking: Please not that parking at The Lantern is limited. Attending members are encouraged to car pool or use public transport.
What’s on the schedule:
8:30 – 9 a.m. Coffee
9:30 a.m. Welcome to the 2017 AGM: Emily Gushue
Introduction of Current Executive
Approval of the Agenda
Approval of Minutes of 2016 AGM
Business arising from the Minutes
- President’s Report: Emily Gushue
- Treasurer’s Report: Kayla Burry
- Education: Nicole Penney
- IT: Aimee Chaulk
- Outreach: Emily Gushue
PDO Report: Mary Ellen Wright
10:45 a.m. BREAK
11:15 a.m. Nominations of the Executive
11:30 a.m. Archives Around the Province: Presentations/Updates
Luncheon: 12:30 pm – 2 p.m. Cost to members: $15.00 RSVP required – please contact the ANLA office by June 12 if you wish to attend the luncheon. Please mention any dietary restrictions.
Menu: Soup, sandwiches and dessert
Due to some essential electrical work at our office, our Archives Advisor Mary Ellen will be working from home next week. She will be available via email and will be checking phone messages.
She’ll be back in the office after the long weekend!