(January 24, 2002, Gazette)
came in with his guitar, and I said, What do you sing? He
told me what he sang. I told him what I sang. I said, What key do
you do that in? And up she went. Weve been doing it ever since.
Fergus OByrne (B.Ed. 87), looking back on the chance meeting
with Dermot OReilly in Toronto in the 1960s that ultimately led
to the well-known trio Ryans Fancy. Mr. OByrne, Mr. OReilly
and Dennis Ryan, along with contemporaries such as the Sons of Erin,
are widely credited for putting Newfoundlands Irish sound on the
map during the 1970s and early 1980s.
foresee myself continuing to volunteer. I want to contribute my time for
as long as there are organizations of interest to me that need my skills.
There are a great many causes in need of assistance, and everyone has
something to offer.
Rick Penney (BA 83) whose volunteer resume includes marketing
work for the World Cup Triathlon in Corner Brook and for the Stephenville
Theatre Festival, fundraising for the St. Johns Red Cross, civic
work for the St. Johns Jaycees and Rotary Club, and chairing Junior
Achievement (JA) of Newfoundland and Labrador.
felt comfortable with the role. It was nice to be that familiar. If I
had been in Thailand shooting, it might have been a different story.
Gordon Pinsent (D.Lit. 88) on his role as Billy Pretty in the
Shipping News, the big-budget motion picture shot last spring among
the tiny outports of Newfoundlands Trinity Bay.
Facey (BA 71) was recently named the recipient of the 2001 Jack
Hopwood Memorial Award, an award presented by Great-West Life Assurance
Company to one of its financial security advisors who has made an outstanding
contribution to his/her community and profession. A $7,500 donation has
been made on his behalf to establish the Hugh Gerald Facey Memorial Scholarship
(named in honour of his late father) through the Anglican Cathedral of
St. John the Baptist. The endowed fund will provide a $1,500 scholarship
annually to a young person attending his/her first year of post-secondary
makes or what defines a solid relationship? Ive interviewed many
couples who are in long-distance relationships who feel that they have
a very satisfying, solid relationship. Often, being in a long-distance
relationship allows them to have good careers, but also a solid relationship.
I think its a sign of the times.
filmmaker, Deanne Foley (BA 95) who is in the development stage
of a CTV documentary on long-distance relationships titled Hearts Apart.
(If you have a long-distance relationship to tell her about, she can
be reached at email@example.com).
line with National Non-Smoking Week, the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco
(ACT) encourages all smokers to consider the health implications of smoking
and to make this a week to quite smoking.
Benson (BA 91), executive director, Alliance for the Control of