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REF NO.: 327

SUBJECT: Them Days to hold fundraiser in St. John’s

DATE: June 23,2006

Them Days Archives and Publications of Labrador will be hosting a fundraising evening on Sunday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at Memorial University’s Inco Innovation Centre Lecture Theatre 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.
“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 and Publications has been called, “the greatest source of Labrador archival material in the world” and “the most significant regional archive in the province”.

“I am encouraging people to attend this event, as we need the public’s support to help us achieve our goal of a proper archive facility, so that our valuable collection is kept safe for years to come,” added Mr. Hollett.

Refreshments will be provided and every person who attends will have their name entered for a draw of a gift set of back issues of Them Days. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. This event is sponsored by the Labrador Institute of Memorial University.

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For more information on this event, contact Them Days at 709-896-8531 or e-mail them.days@nf.aibn.com.

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