Northumberland Learning Connection: Newfoundland
Wednesday 17 April 2019, 02:00pm
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Newfoundland Northumberland Learning Connection

NLC's Spring 2019 Program

MARCH 28 - MAY 3, 2019

Newfoundland: The Damnedest Hullabaloo

The Provocative History, Iconoclastic Politicians and Irrepressible Music and Humour

Newfoundland & Labrador, our youngest province, is old before its time.  Its geography is harsh; its history cruel; its leaders outrageous.
But Newfoundlanders are survivors. They are brazen, their humor is wicked, they are story tellers and above all,  they are always true to themselves.
"We have grown up in such an atmosphere of struggle, of adversity, of mean times that we are never surprised." Joey Smallwood

12 Terrific Events Plus
Newfoundland Artists at The Art Gallery Of Northumberland and Films at The Loft (no details yet)

Featuring talks, discussions, CODCO's Greg Malone, and a special performance of David Macfarlane's The Door You Came In on April 5. The program wraps up on May 3 with a traditional Kitchen Party featuring musicians Christina Smith & Jean Hewson and storyteller Dave Paddon who joins us courtesy of his colleagues at Adventure Canada.

Current Programweb site


Single tickets are each $20, except for April 5 and May 3, which are $25 each.
Flexible packages for any dates except April 5 and May 3 are $90 (5 tickets) and $170 (10 tickets).
A small service fee applies.
Purchase Tickets Using our New System, or at the door as quantities allow

[The Cobourg News Calendar does not usually feature events in Port Hope but NLC operates in both Cobourg and Port Hope with no boundary – so NLC events in both Towns are featured]

More details about each individual event in the calendar entries for the day of the event.

Events schedule overview

  Cobourg Port Hope
Russell Wangersky March 28 March 29
Peter Neary
with Douglas Cameron & David Macfarlane in Port Hope
April 4 April 5
Greg Malone April 11  
Barbara Neis April 18 April 17
Robert Mellin April 25 April 26
Paula Laverty April 28  
Dave Paddon & Karin Wells May 2  
Newfoundland Kitchen Party May 3  

Barbara Neis

Wednesday, April 17, Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen St., 2 PM
Changing Tides - Saltwater Women: Men traditionally caught the fish, women split, salted, packed, carried, loaded and stacked them. In 1901 women made up a third of fishery workers in Newfoundland.  By 1940 it was closer to 40%. Barbara Neis talks about the challenges and opportunities fisheries women are facing  and their bid for a voice in decision making.

Location: Port Hope Library